Manchester: Manchester City kept up the pressure on Premier League leaders Liverpool with a 4-1 win at home to Southampton in Saturday's early kick-of match. Victory saw City close to within a point of Liverpool with a game in hand and leapfrog Chelsea into second place.
But Chelsea, who've also played one game more than City, will go a point clear at the top if they beat Stoke at Stamford Bridge later Saturday. Liverpool are away to West Ham on Sunday.
The opening four goals at Eastlands all came in the first half with City's Yaya Toure and Saints' Rickie Lambert both scoring from the penalty spot before Samir Nasri and Edin Dzeko scored in stoppage-time to make it 3-1 to Manuel Pellegrini's men.