.Swansea Pip Man United 2-1, Arsenal Beat Palace –
Manchester City recorded their biggest Premier League victory of the season to overwhelm Newcastle by 5-0 and cut Chelsea’s title lead to five points.
David Silva scored twice in an emphatic win as the champions took advantage of Burnley’s surprise 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge to give notice that their title defence is far from over.
With Yaya Toure back from the Africa Cup of Nations to add authority to their midfield and new £25m striker Wilfried Bony starting on the bench, City began with an intensity lacking from their recent performances at Etihad Stadium.
They made the perfect start when Newcastle gifted them a penalty after only 28 seconds, and went on to produce their most fluent attacking display of the season.
Meanwhile, Swansea defeated Manchester 2-1 while Arsenal recorded a 2-1 victory away to Crystal Palace.