That lead is pretty remarkable considering how the table looked at Christmas. City won 1-0 at St. Mary's to move up to sixth in the corresponding round of fixtures; while Liverpool had just beaten Palace 7-0 at Selhurst Park. It's been quite the turnaround.Manchester City extend their lead to 14 points at the top of the Premier League thanks to a 5-2 victory over Southampton earlier this evening.
re. tonight's game, de Bruyne is a terrific footballer. We've had one or two in my time watching Pompey who at the time felt as though they were "worth the admission money on their own"; but even as a neutral there's something particularly easy on the eye about what KdB does when he's on song.