Late goals from Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan sent Manchester City to the top of the Premier League following a hard-earned home victory against Aston Villa.
Manchester City moved up to second place in the Premier League after John Stones scored twice to beat Crystal Palace.
Manchester City hit top form as they beat Chelsea with a first half trio of goals by Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden, and Kevin De Bruyne.
Manchester City piled on more misery for Newcastle United with a routine home victory which lifted them to fifth place and five points behind leaders Liverpool.
How costly will the two lost points prove as Manchester City were surprisingly held at home by relegation threatened West Brom.