FOOTBALL ROUND-UP Real go top after scrappy victory
Madrid, Spain - Real Madrid climbed above Barcelona to top Spanish League on Saturday as Casemiro scored twice in a gritty 2-1 win over Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Casemiro's double proved the difference amid a three-goal flurry early in the second half, with Luuk de Jong briefly drawing Sevilla level.
Sevilla stay fourth, eight points off the top. Barca can reclaim first place on Sunday when they face Granada at Camp Nou, where Quique Setien will be overseeing his first game since being appointed early last week.
Zinedine Zidane Madrid side are now 17 games unbeaten, a streak that has included them winning the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia last weekend.
Ramos, who is still recovering from an ankle injury, paraded the club's latest trophy on the pitch before kick-off.
Palace hold Man City, Spurs in goalless draw
London, UK - Pep Guardiola's 49th birthday celebrations went flat as Fernandinho's late own goal forced Manchester City to settle for a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace, while Tottenham's hopes of finishing in the top four were dented by a goalless stalemate at Watford on Saturday.
On a busy day of top-flight action, the pitchside VAR monitor was used in the English Premier League for the first time at Norwich and Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw by Sheffield United.
City trail Liverpool by 13 points ahead of the runaway leaders' clash with rivals Manchester United on Sunday.
Palace’s Cenk Tosun, the Turkish striker, netted a close-range strike from Martin Kelly's flick in the 39th minute. Sergio Aguero drew level in the 82nd minute when the Argentine striker bagged his 250th goal in 360 games for the club. He then put City ahead in the 87th minute before Fernandinho turned Wilfried Zaha's cross into his own net in the 90th minute. Other results: Brighton 1 Aston Villa 1, Norwich 1 Bournemouth 0, Southampton 2 Wolves 3, West Ham 1 Everton 1.