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:


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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

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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

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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

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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