Tottenham topple City, Napoli slip off summit

Tottenham Hotspur gave their Premier League title hopes a boost with victory at Manchester City, but it was a different story for Napoli as they lost to new Serie A leaders Juventus.

How the UEFA Europa League contenders fared ©Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur warmed up for their return to UEFA Europa League action with a precious win, while there was acute disappointment for Napoli in Serie A.

Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham look increasingly credible as Premier League title hopefuls and they gave their chances a major shot in the arm with a 2-1 success at rivals Manchester City FC, Christian Eriksen sealing matters with a late effort. That lifted second-placed Spurs within two points of the English summit – one point further away than Napoli in Italy, though the mood at the Stadio San Paolo is markedly different after a 1-0 loss to Juventus ended their run of eight consecutive wins as well as their spell on top.

There were frowns too for Manchester United, who went down 2-1 at Sunderland ahead of their round of 32 opener away to Midtjylland. No such worries this weekend for United old boy Gary Neville, on the other hand, as he finally oversaw a first Liga win at the Valencia helm, Los Che downing Espanyol 2-1. Elsewhere, Porto beat Benfica in Portugal – where pacesetters Sporting CP also prevailed – Olympiacos suffered a rare reverse in Greece and Fenerbahçe established a four-point cushion in Turkey.

SUNDAY
Augsburg 1-3 Bayern
Grasshoppers 0-4 Basel
Marítimo 1-3 Braga
Fiorentina 2-1 Internazionale
Aston Villa 0-6 Liverpool
Nice 1-1 Marseille
Austria Wien 0-3 Rapid Wien
Sevilla 2-0 Las Palmas
Sion P-P St Gallen
St-Étienne 1-1 Monaco
Manchester City 1-2 Tottenham

SATURDAY
Anderlecht 3-0 Zulte Waregem
Real Madrid 4-2 Athletic Club
Dortmund 1-0 Hannover
Mersin 2-1 Galatasaray
Darmstadt 1-2 Leverkusen
Sunderland 2-1 Manchester United
Juventus 1-0 Napoli
AEK 1-0 Olympiacos
Zlín 1-2 Sparta Praha
Nacional 0-4 Sporting CP
Valencia 2-1 Espanyol
Villarreal 1-0 Málaga

FRIDAY
Fenerbahçe 3-1 Kasımpaşa
Benfica 1-2 Porto
Mainz 2-1 Schalke

THURSDAY
Lazio 5-2 Verona