Stylish Arsenal leapfrogged West Ham into fourth spot – ahead of an even bigger night in the Prem.
Gabriel Martinelli and sub Emile Smith Rowe deservedly sunk the Hammers 2-0 at the Emirates.
Southampton went six games without a win despite a stirring 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace.
And Roman Saiss fired Wolves up to eighth with a 1-0 triumph at sliding Brighton.
This evening Liverpool and third-placed Chelsea can cut the deficit on leaders Man City with home victories.
Thomas Tuchel’s Blues aim to heap more pressure on Everton boss Rafa Benitez, while Jurgen Klopp’s Reds will expect to deepen Newcastle’s relegation fears.
And as football faces a Christmas fixture crisis due to Covid outbreaks, Klopp has urged clubs to be more ‘open’ in revealing which players have tested positive .
He said: “I support new measures, absolutely. We get tested every day and before the games, absolutely fine.
On the transfer front, it’s claimed Man Utd could have a clear run at signing Erling Haaland.
But the Red Devils would have to qualify for the Champions League to lure the Borussia Dortmund goal machine, who has a £64million release clause.