Man United get 3, Liverpool get 4, Spurs get 5 as Man City lose again in Premier League roundup
Here is a roundup of todays 3pm kickoffs as Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham all claim impressive victories.
Manchester City 1 – Leicester City 2
City dropped to third in the table after being beaten for the third time in their last four matches, as Pep Guardiola sees his side fall six points behind Premier League title favourites Liverpool.
Marc Albrighton cancelled out Bernardo Silva’s opening goal, before Ricardo Pereira scored a stunning winner nine minutes from time to give Leicester a shock 2-1 win.
Liverpool 4-0 Newcastle
Liverpool continued their fine start to the new Premier League season with another impressive performance against the struggling Newcastle, as Jurgen Klopp saw his side give an extra boost to the claim that they are now favourites for the League title.
Dejan Lovren scored the only goal of the first half, before the floodgates opened after the break, as star man Mohamed Salah, impressive winger Xherdan Shaqiri and the rejuvinated Fabinho all finding the back of the net in the second 45 minutes.
The result means Liverpool are now six points ahead of City in the chase for the Premier League title, and also ensure their end the first half of the season unbeaten in the League.
Tottenham 5-0 Bournemouth
Spurs once again showed that they are very much in the title mix as Mauricio Pochettino put out another string side to ensure that they keep pace with Liverpool, as they put in another goal-fest for the fans to take second spot in the Premier League.
Heung-min Son grabbed a brace with Christian Eriksen, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane all netting as Spurs scored five, and their eleventh goal in the last two Premier League matches to overtake the defending Champions.
Pochettino, who has been linked with a move to United in recent weeks, has has now matched Arsenal’s record, set in 1983/84, of going 19 top-flight league fixtures from the start of a season without drawing a single game.
Manchester United 3-1 Huddersfield
Life without Jose Mourinho is turning out to be a good thing for United as they once again showed their class to blow away another Premier League opponent in a satisfying 3-1 win.
Nemanja Matic opened the scoring in the first half with a rare goal while Paul Pogba scored twice as United recorded victory in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first home match as boss.
Mathias Jorgensen grabbed a late consollation goal for Huddersfield, who have dropped to last place in the table, But the result now leaves many United fans happy after starting the new season in such disappointing fashion.
Burnley 1-5 Everton
Lucas Digne struck twice, with Yerry Mina, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Richarlison also scoring as the Toffees got back to winning ways after the smashing to Spurs at the weekend.
Ben Gibson’s first half finish was nothing more than a consolation for Burnley.
Crystal Palace 0-0 Cardiff
Nothing to reports as both sides failed to end the new year on a high.