Boxing day results

City lose again

Manchester City seem to have hit a stumbling block after they suffered their second straight defeat losing 2-1 away to Leicester. Pep Guardiola’s boys had previously lost earlier in the week to Crystal Palace and were hoping to bounce back against Leicester. However they failed to deliver and were beaten by a determined Leicester side.

City had taken the lead through B Silva but Leicester equalised through Albrighton before Pereira grabbed the winner on the 81st minute much to the delight of the home supporters. The more the season progresses the more it would appear that City won’t be defending their title this season (to be fair anything can happen in football).

With City losing back to back matches this meant Liverpool had a chance to further increase their advantage over their title rivals. Jurgen Klopp’s team did exactly that!! Liverpool easily dispatched Newcastle at Anfield 4-0 with goals from Lovren, Salah, Shaqiri and Fabinho. The reds are looking stronger with every performance and am sure sooner or later they will be the bookies favourite to lift up the premier league trophy in May.

Elsewhere, Tottenham continued their impressive festive run with another convincing display of share brilliance. In their previous game against Everton, Spurs ran out 6-2 winners and carried the momentum forward by demolishing Bournemouth 5-0. Goals from Eriksen, Son, Moura and Kane ensured Tottenham would end the day in 2nd place with 6 points behind Liverpool.

With all the rumours that’s currently circulating linking Spurs boss Pochettino to the Manchester United job, it was good to see that the distraction hadn’t hindered or affected the teams output on the pitch. Manchester United seem to now be enjoying themselves and playing with the philosophy that has been attributed to them during the reigns of Sir Alex ever since the sacking of Mourinho.

The red devils are playing with style and directness and comfortably defeated Huddersfield 3-1. New interim Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer guided Unitedto their second win on the bounce. Pantomime villain Pogba put up a commanding display as he dominated the midfield for United and contributed 2 goals with the other coming from Matic. Huddersfield grabbed a late consolation through Jorgensen but not enough to overcome United.

There were also wins for Everton who defeated Burnley away 5-1 and Chelsea who won against Watford 2-1. Eden Hazard was the man on fire for Chelsea as they continue to push for a top four position. Crystal Palace had a goalless draw against Cardiff whilst  Fulham also drew against Wolves with the match ending 1-1.

5 spurs

Spurs score 5 against Bournemouth!!!

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