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Premier League Table: Manchester City Go Top as Arsenal Drop to 4th
- Manchester City returned to the summit of the Premier League standings on Saturday after a 6-1 win over Bournemouth
- However, the reigning champions could drop to second depending on the outcome of the Tottenham vs. Chelsea cracker
- Spurs are currently second on the log with 26 points, just a point behind Pep Guardiola's side
Premier League match week 11 was marked with some interesting results, with Manchester City and rivals Manchester United among the biggest gainers.
City hammered Bournemouth 6-1 on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium to go to the summit of the standings with 27 points, a point ahead of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur.
Sky Sports reports that Jeremy Doku was the man of the moment for the reigning champions, scoring a brace and bagging four assists to help the hosts see off the Cherries.
Despite moving to the top, City face the prospect of dropping to second, depending on the outcome of Tottenham Hotspurs' Premier League cracker against Chelsea.
The two London teams are scheduled to lock horns on Monday night, with the Blues looking to end Tottenham's unbeaten run.
Arsenal falter as United return to winning ways
Elsewhere, Arsenal dropped to fourth in the standings with 24 points following their Saturday defeat to Newcastle at St. James' Park.
The Gunners suffered a controversial defeat at the hands of the Magpies courtesy of Anthony Gordon's second-half goal.
Liverpool occupy third place with 24 points after their 1-1 hard-fought draw against struggling Luton Town, in a tie in which Luis Diaz scored at the death to help his side salvage a point.
Aston Villa sit fifth with 22 points despite their 2-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest, while Newcastle are sixth with 20 points.
Man United, who bounced back to winning ways on Saturday, are eighth with 18 points, level with seventh-placed Brighton, who were held to a 1-1 draw by Everton.
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The Mirror reports that United had Bruno Fernandes to thank for their 1-0 hard-fought win over Fulham, with the Portuguese scoring a last-gasp winner to ease pressure on Erik ten Hag.
Meanwhile, Bournemouth, Burnley, and Sheffield United are the three teams in the relegation zone, with Chelsea, who currently sit 13th with 12 points, having a chance to climb to 11th depending on the outcome of their meeting with Spurs.
Arsenal fans claim they were robbed vs. Newcastle
Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Arsenal fans lamenting about an apparent “daylight robbery” after their team suffered their first defeat of the season to Newcastle United.
In truth, it was a scrappy goal that summed up the extremely tight nature of the game, as both teams felt like several decisions went against them.