Everton remain the last team to have avoided defeat against City, having drawn 1-1 at the Etihad Stadium in August, although Wolverhampton Wanderers took them to penalties in the League Cup. City went ahead in the 47th minute against Southamptom when Virgil van Dijk, under pressure from Nicolas Otamendi, diverted De Bruyne's free-kick into his own net, with the Belgian midfielder awarded the goal. Romeu levelled with 15 minutes to play when Sofiane Boufal helped the ball into his path and the Southampton midfielder hammered a shot in off the crossbar. But with time almost up, Sterling exchanged passes with De Bruyne and curled a glorious shot past Fraser Forster to send Guardiola into raptures on the touchline.
19 consecutive wins in all comps27 games unbeaten in all comps 1 @sterling7 pic.twitter.com/rdfYxcKi4Z — Manchester City (@ManCity) November 29, 2017
Third-place Chelsea belied the first-half dismissal of manager Antonio Conte for dissent to win 1-0 at home to Swansea City courtesy of a 55th-minute header by defender Antonio Rudiger. Mesut Ozil shone on his return to Arsenal's starting XI after illness as Arsene Wenger's men thrashed Huddersfield Town 5-0 to tighten their grip on fourth place. Alexandre Lacazette set Arsenal on their way to a 12th straight home league win by finishing from Aaron Ramsey's flick in the third minute. Ozil put the game to bed in a dazzling four-minute spell mid-way through the second half, setting up goals for substitute Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez before finding the net himself. Giroud completed the scoring.
5 - Wayne Rooney has scored as many Premier League goals in his 12 games this season, as he did in his 25 games for Man Utd last season. Reboot. pic.twitter.com/suv4wnBvcM— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 29, 2017
Allardyce was in the stands at Goodison Park after Everton announced he was finalising terms to succeed the sacked Ronald Koeman as manager. David Moyes was back at Goodison as West Ham manager and had the misfortune to have a front-row seat for a sensational performance by the player whose career he launched. With David Unsworth in caretaker charge, Everton took an 18th-minute lead when Rooney headed in at the second attempt after his penalty was parried by Joe Hart. Tom Davies teed up Rooney to sweep in a second and after Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford had saved a spot-kick from Manuel Lanzini, Rooney completed his hat-trick with a stupendous goal.
? @22mosalah in November:⚽ vs. Maribor ⚽⚽ vs. West Ham United ⚽⚽ vs. Southampton ❌ vs. Sevilla ⚽ vs. Chelsea ⚽⚽ vs. Stoke Describe this man in 1️⃣ word... pic.twitter.com/C7zDVAW93j — Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) November 29, 2017