Liverpool hits Newcastle for four as Manchester City falls to Leicester City.


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Liverpool moved seven points clear of defending Champions Manchester City with an emphatic 4-0 win over Newcastle United on boxing day in the Premier League.

Goals from Dejan Lovren, Mohammed Salah, Shaqiri and Fabinho powered Klopp’s side to a convincing win as they moved six points clear of the chasing pack.

Manchester City suffered back to back losses in the Premier League as Pep Guardiola’s side lost 2-1 against Leicester City despite going ahead first in the encounter from a Benardo Silva goal.

Manchester City are now seven points behind Liverpool as they slipped to third on the Premier League table.

This is the first time Man City have lost consecutive Premier League games since December 2016, with the second defeat in that run also coming away against Leicester.

Leicester have won their last two Premier League games against ‘big six’ opposition, as many as they had in their previous 19 in the competition (W2 D2 L15).

Manchester City have conceded a goal from their first shot faced in three of their last four Premier League matches (vs Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Leicester).

Six of Guardiola’s 11 Premier League defeats have come in the month of December.

Paul Pogba netted a brace for Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made it back to back wins as Manager of Manchester United in a 3-1 win over Huddersfield Town.

Red Devils are back to within five points of the top four having played a game more than Arsenal and Chelsea.

Man Utd midfielder Paul Pogba scored his first Premier League brace since netting twice against Man City in April at the Etihad

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is just the fifth Manchester United manager to win both of his first two league matches in charge, after TJ Wallworth, Matt Busby, Dave Sexton and Jose Mourinho

Tottenham were in good goal scoring form as they thrashed  Bournemouth 5-0 on Boxing Day

Goals from Christian Eriksen in the 16th minute, one from  Lucas Moura in the 35th minute, one from in-form Harry Kane in the 61st minute  and a double from Heung-Min Son did the job for Spurs.

Spur’s Son has now scored 10 goals in his last 10 games in all competitions.

Tottenham are back at Wembley on Saturday for the visit of Wolves while Bournemouth travel to Old Trafford to play Manchester United.

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