- Man United, Tottenham Win
Champions-in-Waiting, Liverpool delivered yet another scintillating performance in confirming their determination to break a 30 year English Premiership title draught.
Coming away from home, it was indeed one of the Reds’ greatest display this season as they saved their best for Leicester to make title statement at King Power Stadium.
This is as Manchester United and Coach Jose Mourinho’s managed Tottenham Hotspurs won their Boxing Day fixtures on a night that Chelsea sadly slumped a 0-2 home loss at Stamford Bridge.
With the “Champions of England” chant already gaining momentum among the Anfield faithful, the Jurgen Klopp’s side gave a flawless performance to move one step closer to Premier League dominance.
No doubt, this Boxing Day clash has added to prove that nobody in the Premier League can touch Liverpool right now. Second placed Leicester are certainly not in their league and the 4-0 scoreline did much to underscore that the “gulf between the two sides is as wide as the River Soar and as long as the M6.”
The title race now has Liverpool moving 13 points clear at the top and have played a game fewer than Leicester too. Manchester City have to win at Wolves today (Friday) just to get within 11 points. And they too will have played a game more by that point.
As for Leicester, they had no answers. Brendan Rodgers’ side have deserved their plaudits this season, but they were given a lesson here. This encounter was no doubt that involving men against boys.
At Old Trafford, Manchester United returned to winning ways as Anthony Martial scored twice in a 4-1 triumph over a generous Newcastle United side in one of the boxing day game.
Similarly, second half goals from Harry Kane and Dele Alli canceled out Adam Webster’s brilliant header helped Tottenham beat Brighton 2-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Also, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored an equalizer for Arsenal as Mikel Arteta’s first match in charge ended 1-1 at Bournemouth in the English Premier League.
However, it all turned out sad news at Stamford Bridge with Michael Obafemi and Nathan Redmond being on target as Southampton beat Chelsea 2-0 and consigned Frank Lampard’s side to a second consecutive defeat at home.
At Goodison Park, Dominic Calvert-Lewin was the hero as he gave new coach Carlo Ancelotti a winning start as Everton manager with the young English striker scoring the only goal of the home English Premier League clash with Burnley. – Agency reports