• A goal at the end of each half from Serge Aurier and Heung-Min Son is enough for dominant Tottenham to see off Brighton and return to the top four
  • David Silva nets a brace as dominant leaders Manchester City demolish bottom club Swansea and set a new Premier League record of 15 consecutive wins
  • Leicester's resurgence under Claude Puel continues as Shinji Okazaki scores twice to seal a triumphant return to St Mary's for the former Southampton boss
  • Wayne Rooney's 15th career goal against 10-man Newcastle condemns the sorry Magpies to their seventh loss in eight matches
  • Jonjo Shelvey receives his marching orders in second-half stoppage time at St James' Park
  • RECAP: Manchester United 1-0 Bournemouth, West Ham 0-0 Arsenal, Liverpool 0-0 West Brom

Premier League

Newcastle 0-1 Everton

Southampton 1-4 Leicester

Swansea 0-4 Manchester City

Tottenham 2-0 Brighton

Tottenham fans can dream of reaching Champions League final - Pochettino Hayters

Dominant Tottenham were not at their free-flowing best tonight, but a goal at the end of each half from Aurier and Son is enough to secure a second successive Premier League win.

With Liverpool and Arsenal both failing to win, that result sends Pochettino's side back into the top four at Burnley's expense before a daunting trip to leaders Manchester City on Saturday. A rare clean sheet and 76 minutes under the belt for Lamela are two other real positives to take from the evening.

Brighton, meanwhile, are now winless in six and sit 13th, three points above the relegation zone. They entertain the high-flying Clarets this weekend.

That is all for now, goodnight.



Tottenham 2-0 Brighton


Tottenham on easy street now as they simply keep possession and run down the clock.


We should mention that Son was very angry as he made his way off there. I think he feels he may have been punched by Bong.

There did not look to be much in it at first glance.


Son appears to be winded after a blow to the midriff from Bong. Davies is sent on in his place.

Three minutes of added time signalled. No chance for Brighton now.


Son drifts across substitute Gross and gets ahead of Propper before stooping low at the front post to head Eriksen's free-kick beyond Ryan.

The underrated South Korean forward has now scored in four successive matches. Game, set and match Tottenham.

Heung-Min Son


Goal: Tottenham 2-0 Brighton (Heung-Min Son)


March's foul on Aurier gives Tottenham a free-kick in a useful position on the right flank. Eriksen to take.



Murray is penalised for a foul on Eric Dier and Kane's awkward low-free kick is touched onto the post by the fortunate Ryan.

Inside the last five minutes now.


Alli feeds Rose and instead of taking the initial shot on his favoured left foot, the full-back cuts inside onto his right and sees an effort blocked behind for a corner by Duffy.




That 15th successive win was never in doubt. City cruising towards the title.


Full-time scores

Newcastle 0-1 Everton

Southampton 1-4 Leicester

Swansea 0-4 Manchester City


Another miserable evening for Newcastle is complete as Shelvey receives a second yellow card at the death for a foolish challenge on Idrissa Gueye.


Red card: Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle)


Kane tries to curl an effort into the far corner but Ryan reads it and gets down to smother.

Alli collects possession from Eriksen early in the gap between midfield and defence and is afforded acres of space to pick out a shot that sails high into the stands.


Lamela's first start for almost 14 months ends after 76 minutes. He receives a standing ovation as he makes way for Alli.


Hemed will be left to rue that missed chance as he goes off to be replaced by the evergreen Murray. Pascal Gross has also come on for Kayal.

20 minutes plus stoppage time remaining.


Scrappy stuff from Tottenham, who fail to adequately clear their lines. They are almost made to pay when Hemed fires a shot straight at Lloris.

That should have been the leveller.

Tomer Hemed


Make that 52 league goals for City before Christmas. Aguero runs down the Swansea left and beats Lukasz Fabianski with a precise shot into the corner.


Goal: Swansea 0-4 Manchester City (Sergio Aguero)


Pochettino looks to his bench for the first time after 67 minutes. Winks makes way for Dembele.


Dunk and Duffy are certainly two centre-backs that do not shirk their heading duties. The former blocks a long-range drive from Son.