Manchester City thrashed Bournemouth in a scintillating display to record a 4-1 victory reducing Arsenal's gap to two points after the Gunners had earned a 1-0 win at Leicester City earlier in the day.
From the outset, Manchester City dominated proceedings, controlling possession and playing slick passes. They took the lead in the 15th minute through Julian Alvarez, who fired in a rebound after Erling Haaland's deflected shot had hit the crossbar.
Haaland then got on the scoresheet himself, netting his 27th league goal of the campaign just before the half-hour mark. His goal saw him overtake Sergio Aguero's tally from the 2014-15 season and become City's record scorer in a Premier League season.
City continued to dominate, and just before halftime, Phil Foden effectively sealed the victory. He intercepted a poor pass from Philip Billing before gliding past Jack Stephens and smashing the ball into the back of the net.
In the second half, Bournemouth's misery continued as Chris Mepham turned the ball into his own net to give City a three-goal advantage. Jefferson Lerma did manage to score a consolation goal for the hosts in the 83rd minute, but it was too little too late for the Cherries.
The win sees Manchester City remain hot on the heels of Arsenal, with just two points separating the two sides. However, Arsenal do have a game in hand, so the title race remains finely poised.
For Bournemouth, the defeat sees them slip into the relegation zone.