Unstoppable Liverpool open 16 points gap

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Liverpool football club continues to cushion their hopes of winning the English Premier League (EPL) after 30 years as they defeated Manchester United 2-0 at Anfield on Sunday.

With Liverpool supporters singing their Anfield anthem “you will never walk alone”, Vigil Van Dijk put the home side in the lead in the first half before Egyptian Mohammad Salah put the game to bed when he scored in the late minutes of the game to deny the Manchester side which had Ivory Coast international Eric Bailly on the bench having returned from injury.

With the win, Liverpool has opened a 16 points gap and have a game in hand over, second-placed Manchester City who failed to collect Maximum point on Saturday against Crystal Palace.

Palace took the lead in the 37th minute through Tosun before Sergio Aguero scored a brace in the second half in a match Algeria Riyad Mahrez came from the bench in the 73rd minute.

Palace denied the 2018/19 EPL champions maximum points when they equalised with seconds to full time after Fenandinho scored in his own net when he failed to clear a ball played in the box by Ivory coast international Wilfred Zaha.

London was full of darkness over the weekend as no big team from the city managed to collect maximum points.

A last-minute header from Hayden was enough to secure maximum points against Chelsea in a match Christian Atsu from Ghana was a used substitute for Newcastle United. Arsenal missed the services of Gabonese striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang as he is serving a red card ban, drew 1 against Sheffield United. Martinelli strike had put the gunners in front before Fleck equalised for Sheffield in the 83rd minute.

Tottenham Hotspurs who featured Sergio Aurier from Ivory Coast shared the spoils against Watford in a match Troy Deeney of Watford saw his penalty saved by spurs goalkeeper Gazzaniga.

West Ham United united failed to defeat Everton in a match Senegalese international Issa Diop registered his name in the 40th minute for the hamers before Carvet-Lewin cancelled the lead four minutes later. Nigerian Alex Iwobi who plays for the Everton was not part of the team that travelled to face West Ham United.

Norwich won against Bournemouth in a match that saw both sides reduced to ten men. Pukki scored the only goal of the match from the penalty spot after Bournemouth defender Cook handled in the penalty box which earned him a red card before Godfrey for Norwich followed him for an Early shower.

Wolverhampton Wanderers came from behind to defeat Southampton 3-2 while Brighton held Arson Villa.
Leicester City has run out of steam as they lost 2-1 to Burnley to register their first win in five league matches.

The 2015/16 EPL champions surrendered a first-half lead for the home side to score two second-half goals through Wood and Westwood. Leicester City who were without Nigerian Wilfred Ndidi but saw Nkelechi Iheancho introduced late in the second half, scored through Barnes.

Below are the results of games played over the weekend

Saturday 18 January
Crystal Palace 2-2 Manchester City
West Ham United 1-1 Everton
Arsenal 1-1 Sheffield United
Norwich 1-0 Bournemouth
Watford 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Newcastle United 1-0 Chealse
Brighton 1-1 Aston Villa
Southampton 2-3 Wolves

Sunday 19 January

Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United
Burnley 2- 1 Leicester city

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