Liverpool on EPL driving seat as Aubameyang, Mahrez on target

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Liverpool football club looks certain to win the 2019/20 English Premier League (EPL) after 30 years as they continue with their unbeaten run having defeated Tottenham Hotspurs 1-0 on Saturday and cushion a 14 points gap over second-placed Manchester City.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Kloop featured his deadly front three of Senegalese and 2019 Confederation of Africa (CAF) player of the year Sadio Mane, Egyptian Mohammad Salah and Roberto Firmino which did not disappoint when Firmino scored the only goal of the match in the 37th minute.

The defeat for Tottenham Hotspur which has Sergio Aurier from Ivory Coast means they have not won a premier league match since 22 December 2019 despite playing four games.

In another match on Saturday, Crystal Palace denied Arsenal maximum points as they played to a 1 all draw. Coming from defeating Manchester United in the previous match, the gunners were confident to grab maximum points and took an early lead in the 7th minute when Gabonese striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scored.

Crystal Palace with Ivory Coast international Wilfred Zaha, Senegalese Kouyate and Ghanaian Andrew Ayew denied Arsenal three-point when Ayew equalised in the 54th minute in a match Aubameyang was shown a red card.

Wolverhampton Wanderers also had a 1 all draw against Newcastle United in a match Ghanaian Christian Atsu failed to earn himself a place in the starting 11 for Newcastle. Almiron had put Newcastle in the lead in the 7th minute before Dendoncker levelled 7 minutes later.

Leicester City surrendered the second position to Manchester City having lost 2-1 to Southampton in a match the Nigerian Wilfred Ndindi was not part of Leicester city on the day but his countrymen Nkelechi Iheanacho came off the bench in the second half but didn’t manage to rescued points for Leicester City.

Everton moved to 11th position in the standing having won against Brighton 1-0 in the absence of Nigerian midfielder Alex Iwobi through a Richarlison goal scored in the 38th minute.

Manchester United returned to winning ways and registered their first win in 2020 when they trashed Norwich 4-0 and Chealse also won 3-0 against Burnley.

On Sunday, Algerian Riyad Mahrez scored a brace for his side Manchester City in a game they demolished Aston Villa 6-1 with the other goals coming from Gabriel Jesus and a hat trick from Sergio Aguero.

Watford collected maximum points to move out of the relegation zone with a 3-0 win over Bournemouth united in a match the Nigerian success Isaac was an unused substitute for Watford.

Below are the results of games played over the weekend

Friday 10 January
Sheffield United 1-0 Westham United

Saturday 11 January
Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Liverpool
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Newcastle United
Everton 1-0 Brighton
Crystal Palace 1-1 Arsenal
Manchester United 4-0 Norwich
Leicester city 1-2 Southampton
Chealse 3-0 Burnley

Sunday 12 January
Aston Villa 1-6 Manchester city
Bournemouth 0-3 Watford

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