Premier League Matchweek 25 hits and misses: Manchester City beat Arsenal as Manchester United get comfortable victory against Newcastle United and Everton clinch first win at Anfield in 22 years

Manchester City extend winning run with victory over Arteta's Arsenal (1-0)

Manchester City extended their winning run to 18 matches by defeating Arsenal 1-0 at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.

Few expected Arsenal to offer any kind of threat to the visitors and it was no surprise when City opened the scoring after just 76 seconds.

Riyad Mahrez's pinpoint cross found Raheem Sterling unmarked in the penalty area, allowing him to use all of his 5ft 5in frame to head the ball home.

Little else happened for the rest of the match, with no further shots on target coming until after the 75th minute of play.

Arsenal will have been happy to keep the score down to 1-0, while Manchester City continued their stroll to another Premier League title.

Manchester United ease to win over Newcastle (3-1)

Manchester United compounded Newcastle's woes with a 3-1 win at Old Trafford on Sunday.

After a 4-0 hammering of Real Sociedad in Turin on Thursday,Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side carried their midweek momentum into Sunday evening.

Marcus Rashford made and finished the game's opener with half an hour played. The Englishman nutmegged Emil Krafth before finding space and scoring at the near post.

But that lead wasn't to last, as Allan Saint-Maximin levelled five minutes later. A short corner was only half cleared by Harry Maguire and Saint-Maximin was nicely placed to fire in the equaliser.

It took just over 10 second half minutes for United to get back in front, though, and there was no real surprise to see Bruno Fernandes involved. The Portuguese found Daniel James, who had time to set himself up before converting.

Rashford was then brought down for a late penalty that Bruno Fernandes scored to make it three.

The Magpies' supporters have long been frustrated with Steve Bruce's management of the club and that won't have been helped by a second half in which they conceded twice to sit just three points out of the relegation zone.

Mourinho's Tottenham slip up against West Ham and remain in freefall (2-1)

Tottenham Hotspur's slide continues as Jose Mourinho's men succumbed to another disappointing result, as they lost 2-1 away at West Ham on Sunday afternoon.

Spurs have now won just one of their last five Premier League games and find themselves in ninth place. 

West Ham, meanwhile, overtake Chelsea and move into fourth place, after goals from Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard either side of half time were enough to seal the three points.

Just five minutes into the all-London contest, Antonio tapped in the first on the rebound after Hugo Lloris had parried his initial effort.

New signing Jesse Lingard continued his bright start to life with the Hammersearly in the second half by firing another past Lloris after combining with former Villarreal midfielder Pablo Fornals.

A Gareth Bale corner was headed in well by Lucas Moura 17 minutes later, and then Bale himself crashed a long-range effort off the bar as Spurs sought at equaliser.

Later the woodwork again proved West Ham's friend after the ball ricocheted off Son Heung-min and over Lukasz Fabianski, but it stayed out as the Hammersclaimed all three points.

Everton earn first win over Liverpool at Anfield in 22 years (0-2)

Everton hadn't beaten Liverpool at Anfield since 1999 and hadn't come out victorious in a Merseyside derby since 2010, but managed to grab a 2-0 victory over Jurgen Klopp's men on Saturday.

Richarlison opened the scoring for the Toffees just three minutes into the game and Gylfi Sigurdsson converted from the spot late in the second part to clinch the win for the visitors.

Everton took Liverpool by surprise when Richarlison put them ahead early in the match after a spectacular James Rodriguez through ball.

Jordan Pickford denied Jordan Henderson with a superb save following the Liverpool captain's first-time effort from the edge of the box.

Everton defended well and the Reds struggled to create in attack, lacking creativity and the final pass in the first half.

Pickford pulled off another great save to deny Mohamed Salah after the break and Everton were awarded a penalty kick late in the match.

Sigurdsson stepped up and smoothly converted from the spot to seal Everton's historic victory on the road.

Liverpool tried to pull one back, but Roberto Firmino's strike went just wide and Georginio Wijnaldum's effort was saved by Pickford.

Both Everton and the Reds now have 40 points in the Premier League, but the Toffees have one game in hand in their efforts to clinch Champions League qualification for next season.

Source: Marca / Chris Winterburn - Conor Clancy - Andrew McDougall - Panos Kostopoulos    

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