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Premier League Matchweek 23 hits and misses: Manchester City trash Liverpool at Anfield and win half a league

Alisson's mistakes see Manchester City conquer Anfield in style (1-4)

Liverpool's hopes of defending their Premier League title are all but over after a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp opted not to start either of the defensive reinforcements he made during the January transfer window, instead continuing with Fabinho and Jordan Henderson at centre-back.

The Brazilian was at fault when City were awarded a penalty in the first half, tripping Raheem Sterling as he made his way towards goal.

Ilkay Gundogan spurned the chance to open the scoring, though, blazing his spot kick over the crossbar.

The German atoned for his error at the start of the second half, though, pouncing on a loose ball in the penalty area to give City the lead.

Pep Guardiola's side suffered a setback when Ruben Dias brought down Mohamed Salah, who converted the resulting penalty to equalise.

However, the visitors proved too strong for the defending champions. Alisson's mistake allowed Phil Foden to tee up Gundogan for his second goal.

Three minutes later, Liverpool's goalkeeper presented the ball to City again, with Bernardo Silva crossing for Sterling to nod home against his former club.

Foden completed City's outstanding second half display, smashing the ball past Alisson after cutting inside on his left foot.

The win - City's first at Anfield since 2003 - takes Guardiola's men five points clear at the top of the Premier League table and 10 points ahead of fourth place Liverpool.

Everton snatch Old Trafford draw after James-inspired comeback (3-3)

Dominic Calvert-Lewin's last-gasp strike saw Everton snatch a 3-3 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Edinson Cavani had given United the lead in the first half, with Bruno Fernandes adding a stunning second before the break.

Carlo Ancelotti's visitors came out fighting in the second half, though, and found a route back into the game thanks to Abdoulaye Doucoure's goal.

James Rodriguez, who had been the subject of some frustration from his boss in the first half, then steered a shot past David de Gea to equalise.

However, the hosts retook the lead when Scott McTominay flicked Luke Shaw's freekick past Robin Olsen.

The goalkeeper then went up for Everton's last-minute freekick, which ended up with Calvert-Lewin prodding the ball past De Gea to equalise.

The draw means United stay two points behind Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, while Everton stay in seventh.

Leicester held to cagey stalemate by Wolves (0-0)

Leicester City missed the chance to strengthen their position within the Premier League's top four with a 0-0 draw against Wolves at Molineux.

In a seriously sluggish game, the two best opportunities to open the scoring fell to substitutes towards the end of the second half.

Firstly, Fabio Silva, who had replaced Willian Jose up front, couldn't squeeze his shot past Kasper Schmeichel when left one-on-one with the Leicester goalkeeper.

Then, in stoppage time, the returning Jamie Vardy met Marc Albrighton's cross ahead of Leander Dendoncker, but couldn't direct his header on target.

The draw leaves Leicester four points behind leaders Manchester City in the table before Pep Guardiola's side travelled to Anfield later on Sunday.

Tottenham bounce back without Bale (2-0)

Harry Kane and Son Heung-min fired Tottenham to a much needed 2-0 win over West Brom on Sunday afternoon.

Jose Mourinho would have been desperate to avoid defeat to Sam Allardyce's Baggies, with him recently having lost back-to-back home matches for the first time in his career, and the Englishman no doubt would have loved to make it three in a row for Spurs.

But after a slow first half, Harry Kane opened the scoring with a fine finish ten minutes after the restart, despite question marks hanging over his match fitness.

That lead was doubled just four minutes later through Son. Lucas Moura, though, was responsible for carving out the chance. The Brazilian drove forward on a one-man mission before slipping his teammate through to finish.

Spurs are seventh and four points off Liverpool in fourth, while West Brom sit second from bottom with the threat of relegation looming.

Tuchel revolution continues as Chelsea beat Sheffield United (1-2)

Chelsea had a scare against Sheffield United thanks to Antonio Rudiger's comical own goal, but looked in control throughout as they strolled to victory at Bramall Lane.

Thomas Tuchel's side took the lead on the stroke of half time through Mason Mount, with a perfectly weighted cut-back from Timo Werner setting him up to convert.

10 minutes into the second half, Rudiger halted his run as the Blades fed a through ball into the box, forcing him to panic and pass the ball back beneath his own oncoming goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

It took only 120 seconds for that to be forgotten though, as Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale pulled down Werner in the box, with Jorginho stepping up to give the Blues the lead again.

The result puts Chelsea just one point behind Liverpool, who were beaten by Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday.

Arsenal lose again as Odegaard fails to make an impact (1-0)

Arsenal fell to a 1-0 defeat away at Aston Villa on Saturday, as Ollie Watkins' early strike proved to be the difference.

The former Brentford striker scored after just two minutes on the back of an assist from Bertrand Traore, and the Gunners' simply couldn't respond.

Martin Odegaard was brought on as a substitute just after the hour mark, but the Real Madrid loanee was unable to spark any change to Arsenal's lacklustre display.

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez kept his 11th clean sheet of the campaign, as the Gunners slipped to tenth place in the Premier League before the other 18 teams took to the field.

Source: Marca / Billy Munday

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