Sterling maintains Manchester Citys title push against Crystal Palace

Goals in each half by Raheem Sterling and a late third by Jesus gave Manchester City a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace and kept the pressure on Liverpool Manchester City will not let up. They endured, at most, four minutes of real anxiety here, as energy levels dipped and their hosts roused themselves to press for an improbable equaliser late on, but this felt a success as straightforward as they come, against the only team to have claimed Premier League points from the Etihad stadium this season. That late flurry aside, it was a win devoid of drama the kind of routine victory the champions seem to specialise in and that leaves onlookers debating the inequalities in the elite division. …

Son Heung-min christens new stadium with first Spurs goal in win over Palace

Son Heung-min scored the first ever goal at Tottenhams new stadium in a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace a victory which helped Spurs regain third place They had come to marvel and to party but what the Tottenham hordes truly wanted from the night when their jawdropping new stadium was unveiled was a win: a tonic to reenergise their faltering push for a top-four finish. The nervous excitement crackled, particularly during a helter-skelter first half, and there were times when Daniel Levy, the big boss as Mauricio Pochettino had called him on Tuesday, might have given his 1bn kingdom for a goal. Further dropped points were not a part of his script. Then it happened. The honour of marking this …