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Elsewhere on the day, relegation threatened Watford put up a brave fight at home, but saw their two-goal lead evaporate ...

Liverpool centre back Virgil van Dijk (right) and midfielder Fabinho try to stop Southampton's Moussa Djenepo

Liverpool continued their ruthless breakaway run for the 2019/20 English Premier League title with an emphatic 4-0 thumping of rejuvenated Southampton for a record twenty-two points advantage at the top - the biggest lead by any team at the end of a day in English top-flight history – on Saturday, as distant second-placed Champions – Manchester City – await their turn on the field on Sunday, as guests of struggling Tottenham Spurs.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Southampton saw their recent winning run come undone at home after giving... Everton climbed back from... as did Aston Villa, and bottommost Norwich dug deep...

Fernandinho (25) of Manchester City scores an own goal which brings Crystal Palace level late on during Saturday's game.

Manchester City’s faint title hopes were dealt another blow on Saturday after being held to a 2-2 tie by a resolute Crystal Palace side ahead of Premier League leaders, Liverpool, home game against Manchester United on Sunday.

Elsewhere on Saturday, a Jordan Ayew deflected effort earned Crystal Palace a come from behind point against Arsenal, Newcastle picked up a crucial point at Wolves, and Everton

Jordan Ayew celebrates after bringing Crystal Palace back on level terms against Arsenal on Saturday lunchtime.

Liverpool continued their historic quest for the 2019/20 English Premier League title this Saturday; dicing and slicing their way through an unyielding Tottenham Spurs side for a lone goal victory and 17 points advantage at the helm over third placed defending Champions – Manchester City – who will be in action on Sunday at Aston Villa.

And in the last match of the day, Mikel Arteta earned his first win as Arsenal boss as the Gunners produced a powerful first-half performance to beat a lackluster Manchester United.

Abdoulaye Doucoure celebrate his deflected shot off Conor Coady that gave Watford a 2-0 lead over Wolves.

With leaders Liverpool out of action on New Year’s Day, Southampton continued their recent rise from the bottom places with a narrow but well-deserved victory over Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham to move up two spots shy of mid-table.

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