Manchester continues to rule the Premier League as we head into Christmas, and a major goal scoring mark was set on the penultimate night of Barclays play before the holiday weekend.
City stomped all over Stoke up north while United shelled Fulham here in the capital, while Aston Villa's Marc Albrighton was credited with Premier League goal #20,000 in a losing performance against Arsenal.
The results left City looking down from atop the table on 44 points with United just two points behind. More telling is the fact that chasing Tottenham -- who will face fourth-place Chelsea tomorrow -- are a full 10 points behind, though as of Wednesday night, they do have two matches in hand.
Spurs got a boost tonight: We can confirm Gareth Bale is fit to play Thursday night.
It was a dizzying day of football, filled with intrigue and recrimination off the field and some emphatic performances on it. United looked imperious at Craven Cottage, torturing Fulham with a 5-0 win despite losing Phil ...