Premier League table: Liverpool extend lead, Spurs move into 2nd as City slip after 19 matches

Premier League table: Liverpool extend lead, Spurs move into 2nd as City slip after 19 matches

After the first round of matches in the English Premier League, the league table took a dramatic turn after 19 matches played.

Three teams played their first ten games without recording a loss which include Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea.

But the Manchester side stood on top of the league standings showing that they are capable of retaining the Premier League title.

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Then Maurizio Sarri's men suffered their first defeat of the season to title pretenders Tottenham, with a 3-1 loss at the Wembley Stadium.

The Reds and the Citizens were now the only unbeaten side but Pep Guardiola's side were still in first on the log but with just two points.

After Chelsea's first loss to Spurs, the Blues were also humbled by Wolves by 2-1 at the Molineux, as Sarri's side bounced with an emphatic 2-0 win over Man City.

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On other hand, Liverpool were busy grinding out results and finally went on top of the league for the first time this season.

After City's 3-2 loss to Crystal Palace, Jurgen Klopp's side extended their unbeaten run and lead at the top to four points with back-to-back wins over Manchester United and Wolves which cost Jose Mourinho his job at Old Trafford.

On Boxing Day, while City lost to Leicester City at the King Power, Liverpool thrashed Newcastle, then Tottenham were the biggest winners of matchday 19 with a 5-0 thumping of Bournemouth.

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Klopp's side maintained their league at the summit with 51 points while Mauricio Pochettino's men moved up to second with 45 but six points behind the Reds.

City slipped down to third with 44, going seven points off the pace from Liverpool and a point behind Spurs.

Eden Hazard's 100th goal for Chelsea in their 2-1 win against Watford kept them within touching distance of third placed Manchester City as they stand firm in fourth place with 40 points.

Arsenal's draw at Brighton left them in fifth with 38 points as the new Ole Gunnar Solksjaer's Manchester United side remain sixth with 32 points.

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