Arsenal moved eight points clear at the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby as Chelsea eased the pressure on manager Graham Potter by beating Crystal Palace 1-0 on Sunday.
Newcastle struck late to beat Fulham 1-0 to reclaim third place and keep alive their title aspirations.
But Arsenal will take some stopping if they are to be denied a first league title since Arsene Wenger’s “Invincibles” in 2003/04 after a first league win away to Tottenham in nine years.
A dominant first-half display from the visitors did the damage as Hugo Lloris palmed Bukayo Saka’s cross into his own net before Martin Odegaard’s long-range effort found the bottom corner.
Aaron Ramsdale denied Spurs their customary comeback from two goals down this season after the break with saves from Harry Kane and Ryan Sessegnon.
A fourth home defeat in five league games leaves Tottenham five points adrift of the top four.
Kai Havertz scored the winner for Chelsea with a towering second-half header on the day the Blues announced the signing of Mykhailo Mudryk for a fee that could rise to 100 million euros (£88 million, $108 million).
Chelsea also paid tribute to former player and manager Gianluca Vialli ahead of their first home…