LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City secured a new win and beat Crystal Palace 2-0 on Tuesday, narrowing the gap with leaders Liverpool who face Manchester United in the top of the ninth round of the English Premier League.
City increased their lead to 19 points in second place, five points behind Liverpool, thanks to goals by Gabriel Jesus in the 39th minute and Spain's David Silva in the 41st minute.
Saturday's matches were controversial because of the video assistant referee's technique.
In London, Delly Alli scored in the second half to lead Tottenham Hotspur to a 1-1 draw at home to Watford.
Confusion prevailed after an automatic goal when he appeared on the stadium screen to cancel the goal out of hand touch after reviewing the video provision, but the referee decided to calculate the goal.
Alley took advantage of a gag from Watford keeper Ben Foster and used his shoulder to control the ball before shooting into the empty net.
Burnley was controversially denied a 2-1 draw at Leicester City, while the referee intervened to cancel Wolverhampton Wanderers' 1-1 draw with Southampton. Albion.
Without controversy, Chelsea beat Newcastle United 1-0, Everton beat West Ham United 2-0, while Bournemouth and Norwich City ended in a 0-0 draw.