Manchester City returned to the top of the summit when they beat Ronald Koeman’s Southampton 3-1 at the Etihad stadium.
The Citizens knew a win would take them top of the table, especially with title rivals Manchester United and Arsenal playing away from home.
They responded with early goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Fabian Delph inside the first 20 minutes.
The visitors got themselves back into the game with a second half powerful header by Shane Long and continued to press for an equalizer, with Willy Caballero doing heroics between the sticks in Joe Hart’s absence.
However, Aleksandar Kolarov’s powerful strike in the 70th minute killed the visitors’ momentum.
Manchester City go top of the Premier League at least until the final whistle in the Leicester vs Manchester United game.