Seven fixtures took place on Saturday 11 January 2020 in the Premier League.
Highlights for each of the day’s matches are below, from official UK online distributor, Sky Sports.
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Tottenham v Liverpool (0-1)
This was actually the last match of the day, but let’s be honest, it was the most important on the fixture list for Saturday.
Liverpool put in another good display as Klopp’s men went 38 matches unbeaten in the Premier League – a run stretching back to last season – a new club record.
It could have been different had a Harry Kane-less Spurs taken their chances, but Liverpool’s early goal meant they were able to control the pace throughout, and they dominated possession.
They look unstoppable this season. They’d need to do a Gerard-esque slip every single week to lose from here.
Man Utd v Norwich City (4-0)
Next up, Manchester United’s demolition job on bottom side, Norwich. United have been patchy this season, but on Saturday, they showed that they are stuttering back to life under OGS, as Rashford bagged another brace.
This young side are growing into a decent team. They look good enough to push for Champions League if not this season, then certainly next, if they can fill one or two gaps in their squad.
Chelsea v Burnley (3-0)
Burnley are slowly but surely getting pulled into a relegation battle in 2019/20, and Chelsea looked decent in this match to keep their pressure in the other direction going.
It has to be said there was a confusing decision against Burnley, with some strangely drawn VAR offside lines. Burnley could have taken a lead which would have completely changed the complexion of the first half and the match. But such is life in Premier League 2020.
Crystal Palace v Arsenal (1-1)
Palace took the lead against Arsenal, and, having been comeback kings this term, will be disappointed that they both allowed Arsenal back into this one, and also failed to capitalise on playing against 10 men in the final quarter, as Aubameyang scored and was sent off for the gunners in the second period.
Everton v Brighton (1-0)
Everton’s renaissance continued as Carlo Ancelotti’s men picked up a solid 1-0 win at home to Brighton, thanks to a well-taken Richarlison goal.
Brighton are perilously close to the dop zone now, and they need a points return from matches like this if they are to keep their heads above water.
Leicester v Southampton (1-2)
Southampton got revenge on Leicester for their 9-0 home drubbing in the autumn by beating them 2-1 at King Power Stadium, thanks to a Danny Ings winner.
Leicester looked to be maintaining their push for second-or-better when they opened the scoring after 14 minutes through Praet, but Saints did well to equalise 5 minutes later through Armstrong before Ings grabbed his winner ten minutes from time.
Southampton are now within touching distance of the top half of the table.
Wolves v Newcastle (1-1)
Wolves got a point at home to Newcastle, despite dominating, thanks largely to the visiting goalkeeper, Dubravka, who yet again was largely responsible for Newcastle taking anything from this match.
If Wolves have European ambitions, they need to take three points from positions like this in future.
League Table at the Time
Below is how the league table stacked up at the end of Saturday’s matches:
Norwich are bottom of the pile, after their hammering at the hands of Man Utd, while Liverpool’s lead stretched to 16 points, with a game in hand – a ridiculous lead… they’ve still only dropped two points all season. Stingy.