Premier League holders Manchester City have extended their lead at the summit to eight points after the slender victory over hosts and newly promoted side Brentford in their latest league game. The Citizens were able to capitalise on the dropped points from title rivals Liverpool and Chelsea to increase their lead at the top of the Premier League log.
With the loss at the hands of Leicester City, Liverpool are now nine points adrift of Manchester City with a game in hand.
For Chelsea, the reigning European champions could only play out a 1-1 draw with Brighton and Hove Albion at home. Their disappointing home form in the league continues after England international Danny Welbeck came off the Brighton bench to score a late equaliser and earn the Seagulls a well deserved share of the spoils. Chelsea are now eight points off Manchester City at the Premier League summit, while they have one more point than Liverpool who have a game in hand on them.