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Man City restore 10-point lead; Leicester second

Manchester City restored their 10-point lead at the top of the Premier League after they won 1-0 at Arsenal on Sunday to extend their record winning streak to 18 matches.
Raheem Sterling headed City in front to maintain their advantage over Leicester, who had earlier cut the lead to seven points with a 2-1 win at Aston Villa.
Manchester United can go second if they beat Newcastle in Sunday’s late match. West Ham are fourth after a 2-1 win over Tottenham.
Sterling gave City the lead after just two minutes when he headed Riyad Mahrez’s cross home, and although Arsenal improved, they could not find the equaliser.
Earlier, James Maddison and Harvey Barnes scored the goals as Leicester went second, for a few hours at least, with a 2-1 win at Villa.
Maddison opened the scoring on 19 minutes and Barnes added the second five minutes later as Leicester took control early on.
Bertrand Traore pulled one back for Villa early in the second half but Leicester held on for the win to leave Villa eighth.
West Ham moved into the top four after they beat London rivals Tottenham 2-1 in the day’s early match.
Michail Antonio put West Ham ahead after five minutes and Jesse Lingard added a second two minutes into the second half. Lucas Moura pulled one back but though Gareth Bale and Son Heung Min hit the woodwork, West Ham held on to go fourth, while Spurs remain ninth.
“It is a great result for us,” West Ham manager David Moyes said.  “Today we felt it was a big, big task. Tottenham are one of the top sides and have fantastic players. For us to get a result and keep our momentum going is really good.
Antonio capitalised on a mistake by Hugo Lloris to put West Ham in front and Lingard’s goal was allowed to stand after a consultation with video assistant referee over offside.
Tottenham brought on Bale at half-time and the Wales forward had an impact, sending in the corner for Moura’s goal and then smashing the crossbar late on.
Moyes said he feels there was more to come from his side.
“I feel as if there is a half-job done,” he said. “I think we can play much better.
“I don’t think we’ve hit top gear yet. The players have been finding ways to wrestle points off the opposition. They have done a brilliant job.”
Spurs manager Jose Mourinho rued his side’s defensive errors. “I feel the result should have been different from (how) we played especially in the second half,” he said.