Manchester City extended their winning run to 13 games and left it late once again to beat plucky West Ham at the Ethiad Stadium. Spaniard David Silva scoring the winner in the 83rd minute to maintain their 8 point lead at the top over Manchester United. The game of the season so far saw United win 3-1 at Arsenal with a world class performance from goalkeeper David De Gea, who produced some fantastic saves as Arsenal threw everything at United with 33 attempts at goal. However defensive mistakes from the Gunners and some devastating counter attacks saw United remain in 2nd spot. The top two meet next Sunday at Old Trafford. Chelsea remain in third after a comfortable 3-1 win over Newcastle and Liverpool are in fourth after an emphatic 5-1 away win at Brighton. Crystal Palace are now off the bottom of the table, replaced by Swansea with West Ham making up the basement three.
Cardiff moved to within a point of leaders Wolves at the top of the table after a 3-1 home win over Norwich. Wolves are away tonight ( Monday ) at third from bottom Birmingham. Bristol City and Sheffield United are 6 points back in 3rd and 4th places.
Scottish Premier League
Celtic continue to set the pace at the top with a 5-1 home win over Motherwell and opening up a seven point lead. In the big game Rangers moved in to 2nd place after a 2-1 win at Aberdeen who drop to 3rd on goal difference.
Australia won the Rugby League World Cup Final with a 6-0 victory over England. A very tight game was decided by a first half try from Boyd Cordner.
In the final Autumn International, Wales survived a remarkable fightback from South Africa to win 24 -22 in Cardiff. Winning 21-3 after 30 minutes, Wales finally secured victory with a Leigh Halfpenny penalty in the 66th minute.
In the Aviva Premiership Exeter remain top by 8 points with 42-29 win over Bath. Saracens lost their 5th consecutive game this time 20-19 at Harlequins to drop to third. Gloucester move second after a 39-15 win over London Irish.
The 2nd biggest tournament of the season the UK Championship held in York has reached the last 32 stage. There was a massive shock with World no 1 and World Champion Mark Selby knocked out by Scott Donaldson 6-3. The final will be held next Sunday and live on BBC Television.
England are really struggling on the third day of the Second Test against Australia in Adelaide. England already 1-0 down in the series were bowled out for 227 to leave Australia with a massive first innings lead of 215 runs. Australia didnt enforce the follow on and will now look to set England an almost impossible total to win.
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