Eriksen stuns United as City pull further clear
Christian Eriksen’s quickfire goal further damaged Manchester United’s title hopes as rivals City moved 15 points clear.
Christian Eriksen scored the Premier League’s third fastest ever goal as Tottenham beat Manchester United 2-0.
The midfielder netted after just 11 seconds at Wembley on Wednesday as Spurs closed the gap on the top four to two points.
Phil Jones’ own goal doubled Spurs’ lead after 28 minutes as United slipped 15 points behind leaders Manchester City.
Romelu Lukaku was denied by a smart save from Hugo Lloris but United are now only three points ahead of Liverpool following the Reds’ 3-0 win at Huddersfield on Tuesday.
Champions-elect City took advantage of United’s defeat and eased to a 3-0 win against rock-bottom West Brom at the Etihad Stadium.
Fernandinho, Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero scored for Pep Guardiola’s side as they continued their seemingly unstoppable run to the title.
City have lost just once in the league this season, a 4-3 defeat to Liverpool this month, and have now scored 100 goals in all competitions.
The Baggies remain bottom and are four points from the safety line ahead of Saturday’s huge game with relegation rivals Southampton.
Defending champions Chelsea also fell further behind City after a shock 3-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth.
Nathan Ake scored against his former club after Callum Wilson and Junior Stanislas had stunned Stamford Bridge.
It allowed Liverpool to move up to third on goal difference without even playing and Antonio Conte’s side are 18 points behind the leaders.
Theo Walcott scored his first goals for Everton as the Toffees beat Leicester 2-1 at Goodison Park.
The forward netted twice to register for the first time since his £20million move from Arsenal this month.
Jamie Vardy pulled a goal back with a second-half penalty but Everton hung on for a deserved win to remain ninth, three points behind Leicester.
Burnley moved above the Foxes after Karl Darlow’s late own goal handed them a point at Newcastle.
Sam Vokes’ header rebounded in off the unfortunate goalkeeper to give the Clarets a 1-1 draw after Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles opened the scoring in the second half.
The Magpies were left to rue Joselu’s first-half penalty which was saved by Tom Pope.
Southampton were also held to a 1-1 draw by fellow strugglers Brighton.
Glenn Murray’s penalty put the Seagulls ahead after Solly March was clipped by Wesley Hoedt.
But Jack Stephens levelled in the second half, although the Saints remain in the bottom three.
Elsewhere, Stoke drew 0-0 with Watford at the bet365 Stadium with the hosts parading new £14million signing Badou Ndiaye at half-time.