Dwight Yorke
Football Expert

Dwight Yorke on Manchester United and Manchester City wins

City: Celebrate going top of the table with win over Crystal Palace

Saturday delivered more Christmas crackers for football fans to enjoy - and we brought you the best of the action on Sky Sports.

From West Ham's dramatic 3-3 draw with West Brom to Sunderland's last-gasp equaliser in the 2-2 tie at Cardiff, there was plenty of action to soak up in the Sky Live games.

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp said after the Upton Park encounter Sam Allardyce's Hammers desperately need their injured stars back and firing if they are to avoid relegation, while Ray Wilkins criticised managerless Cardiff for dropping deep late on and allowing bottom-of-the-league Sunderland to snatch a vital point.

But, as well as our live games, each Saturday Sarah Jane-Mee also brings you the best of the action in Game of the Day and Match Choice, where you can see extended highlights of all the Premier League games.

This week, former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke joined her in the studio to analyse the big talking points.

Here's what he had to say about his old club's fourth Premier League win in a row and their rivals, City, moving to the top of the table...

Man City 1-0 Crystal Palace

Pellegrini concerned by fixture congestion

"Man City really had to work for this win and that's credit to Crystal Palace. They made life extremely difficult for Man City and their players. City didn't have it all their way, they had to dig deep to get a result but nevertheless that's now ten straight Premier League wins at home at the Etihad - and the last time they did that they went on to win the Premier League, so it's a worrying time for every other side in the league. I'm sure Manuel Pellegrini will be happy with the result and the fact they're still unbeaten at home.

"Crystal Palace made a fantastic game of it and were very hard to break down. Jesus Navas picked out Edin Dzeko, who made an emphatic finish, for the only goal of the game and everyone at the Etihad was delighted to see that go in which meant they go top of the table.

"Palace had the same number of shots on target as City, though, and they were unfortunate at times; Jason Puncheon brought off a very good save from Joe Hart and the keeper had to come into question a few times and made a couple of fantastic saves.

"City aren't going to get their own way all the time, teams are going to come to the Etihad Stadium and, because of the way City play, scoring regularly there, teams will try to make it extremely difficult for them. Palace did that today, only allowing them to score one goal."

Norwich 0-1 Man United

Moyes - Welbeck was the difference

"The manager has been called into question a few times this season, the players as well, but that's four straight wins in the league and both United and the manager can take a lot of credit in the way they've bounced back from the defeats to Everton and Newcastle.

"Things didn't look good at Old Trafford but what good teams do - and what champions do - is respond in the manner they've done. They've gone six consecutive wins in all competitions and that's a good return; they wanted to put a run together and keep climbing up the table and David Moyes will be quietly confident he's building good momentum. All in all Moyes will be delighted with the way his side have responded.

"Danny Welbeck got the winner here and I'm happy for him. He's a hard-working guy and wants to learn the game. There are times he's come into question for not scoring enough goals but, although there's an element of luck in this one, his persistence pays off and he kept his composure to finish it off well. He's put in a lot of hard work behind the scenes and it's good to see he's getting the rewards.

"David de Gea also did well; he was outstanding in the goal today. He did what all good goalkeepers have to do: making the saves he had to which kept his team in the game. Sometimes when your team aren't playing great you need your keeper to produce good quality saves and De Gea did that."