Football⚽⚾⚽⚾: Liverpool extend Premier League lead with Spurs win, as Leicester lose to Southampton -

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Football⚽⚾⚽⚾: Liverpool extend Premier League lead with Spurs win, as Leicester lose to Southampton

Football⚾⚽⚾⚽: Liverpool extend Premier League lead with Spurs win🌠, as Leicester lose to Southampton

They hold a 16 point advantage over Leicester in the English Premier League standings. Photo credit: Reuters

Liverpool moved 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League after Tottenham 1-0, while second-placed Leicester Ciost 2-1 at home to Southampton on Sunday (NZ time).

Roberto Firmino scored the only goal in the first half as Liverpool hung on for a 20th win out of 21 league games this season.
Their total of 61 points is the most after 21 games of a Premier League season, beating Manchester City's 59 two seasons ago, and has never been surpassed in the Spanish, Italian, German or French leagues at the same stage.

Earlier Leicester lost more ground as they were surprisingly beate at home by Southampton,

Former Liverpool striker Danny Ings scored the winner nine minutes from time to lift Southampton away from trouble and leave the hosts 16 points behind Liverpool.

Stuart Armstrong put Southampton in front and though Dennis Praet equalised, Ings won it for the visitors, though Leicester had a second equaliser ruled out by VAR for offside.

It was a massive result considering Sothamton were on the wrong end of a 9-0 thrashing against Leicester earlier this season.

Meanwhile, Manchester United climbed to fifth with a 4-0 win over bottom side Norwich.

Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood got the other goals as United produced a fluent display.

Chelsea beat Burnley 3-0 to cement fourth spot while Richarlison gave Everton a 1-0 win over Brighton.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the hero and villain as Arsenal drew 1-1 at Crystal Palace in the lunchtime kick-off.

Aubameyang scored Arsenal's goal but was sent off in the second half as Palace recovered to earn a point and stay one point ahead of their London rivals in ninth.

The Gabon forward gave Arsenal the perfect start with a goal on 12 minutes but Jordan Ayew equalised nine minutes into the second half.

Aubameyang was sent off for a foul on Max Meyer on 67 minutes, upgraded from a yellow card by VAR, but Arsenal almost won it late on when Nicolas Pepe hit the crossbar.

Wolves drew 1-1 with Newcastle in the day's other match

Roberto Firmino scored the only goal of the game as Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 on Saturday to remain unbeaten in the Premier League in 2019-20.

Leicester City stay in second place but suffered a surprise defeat to Southampton. The Saints ran out 2-1 winners at the King Power Stadium, gaining some revenge for their 9-0 thrashing by the Foxes in October.

Elsewhere, Manchester United cruised past Norwich City, Chelsea saw off Burnley at Stamford Bridge and Arsenal were held to a draw by Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Saturday also saw Everton beat Brighton & Hove Albion at Goodison Park, while Wolverhampton Wanderers were held to a 1-1 draw by Newcastle United.

Saturday's Results

Crystal Palace 1-1 Arsenal

Chelsea 3-0 Burnley

Everton 1-0 Brighton 

Leicester City 1-2 Southampton

Manchester United 4-0 Norwich City

Wolves 1-1 Newcastle United

Tottenham 0-1 Liverpool

Premier League Top Scorers 

Jamie Vardy, Leicester City: 17

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal: 14

Marcus Rashford, Manchester United: 14

Danny Ings, Southampton: 14

Tammy Abraham, Chelsea: 13

Raheem Sterling, Manchester City: 11

Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur: 11

Sadio Mane, Liverpool: 11

Sergio Aguero, Manchester City: 10

Mohamed Salah, Liverpool: 10