Football Focus


Manchester City shrugged off the blip of a draw against Crystal Palace to get back to business as usual with a 3-1 win at home to Watford. City are now 15 points clear of second place Manchester United. Raheem Sterling netted the quickest goal of the Premier League season so far, scoring after just 38 seconds.

Crystal Palace continue to enjoy the festive season as they won 2-1 at Southampton to climb to 14th place.

Tottenham Hotspur remain in touch of the leading pack following a 2-0 win at a rain swept Swansea.

West Ham moved out of the bottom three after a hard-fought 3-2 win against West Brom.

Chelsea can go back to second above Man Utd, if they beat visitors win at Arsenal.

Atalanta caused an upset beating Serie A leaders Napoli 2-1 to reach the semi-final of the Coppa Italia.

Juventus take on Torino tonight in the other Coppa Italia semi-final.

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