We’ve not even reached the end of September but already there is a strong whiff that the race for the Premier League title is only going in one direction – the blue half of Manchester.
Pep Guardiola picked up win number 10 since taking charge of City in the summer, as Swansea were cast aside for the second time in a week. Good luck everyone else.
Here is what happened elsewhere:
Manchester Utd 4 Leicester 1
Bournemouth 1 Everton 0
Liverpool 5 Hull City 1
Middlesbrough 1 Tottenham 2
Stoke 1 West Brom 1
Sunderland 2 Crystal Palace 3
Swansea 1 Manchester City 3
Talking point of the day
Is the title race already over? Okay, it’s only early days but Manchester City look seriously unstoppable under Guardiola. As an FYI: Sergio Aguero has scored more goals this season than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi combined. And he’s missed three games through suspension.
Wayne Rooney pic of the day
Before City continued on their merry way the main talking point was Wayne Rooney getting dropped for United’s 4-1 win over champions Leicester.
Was Mourinho taking notice of the ad-hoc poll above conducted by United fans outside Old Trafford today? Probably not. Is it a reflection of where Rooney is at? Probably yes.
Stat of the day
James Milner’s golden touch continues…
43 – James Milner has scored in his 43rd different Premier League game; he's not lost any of the previous 42 he's scored in (W34 D8). Charm.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 24, 2016
Pic of the day
A picture tells a thousand words. No need for a match report from the Stadium of Light. This snap of Alan Pardew and David Moyes does the trick as Palace came from two goals down to win 3-2.
Tweet of the day
Can the Premier League adapt to Pep Guardiola?
— Fiaz Hamsath (@fiazhamsath) September 24, 2016
Most over-excited Liverpool fan of the day
Adam Lallana Premier League Player of the Season. You heard it here.
— Cristian Nyari (@Cnyari) September 24, 2016