Manchester City slipped up in Saturday’s early kickoff at Newcastle, and league leaders Liverpool took advantage to extend their lead over the champions to 11 points.
Jonjo Shelvey’s fine late strike earned Steve Bruce’s Magpies a 2-2 draw at St James’ Park, meaning Pep Guardiola’s side have now dropped 13 points this season – they lost only 14 in the entirety of 2017-18 and 16 last term.
Liverpool’s push continued thanks to Virgil van Dijk, who scored twice in a 2-1 win over Brighton .
The Reds have 40 points from a possible 42, and equalled their longest unbeaten top-flight run of 31 games, set between May 1987 and March 1988, despite the second half red card of Alisson.
Leicester are second, and Brendan Rodgers’ men were victorious again, thanks to the intervention of VAR, allowing Kelechi Iheanacho’s 94th minute strike against Everton .
Elsewhere, Crystal Palace and West Ham both picked up away wins, at Burnley and Chelsea respectively, while there were home victories for Tottenham and Southampton – whose win over Watford ultimately cost Quique Sanchez Flores his job. (Mirror)(Read More)