Manchester City still topping the Premier League table after win over Liverpool

Manchester City still topping the Premier League table after win over Liverpool

- Man City appear to have taken charge of the title race after they secured a 4-1 huge win over reigning champions Liverpool

-The win saw City open a five-point gap atop the standings, with rivals United now trailing them in second

- Chelsea and Spurs were the other biggest gainers from match-week 23, with the Blues recording their third consecutive league win under Tuchel

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Premier League match-week 23 saw Man City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur all register favourable results, with the former taking charge of the title race after their huge win over Liverpool.

How Premier League table looks after wins for Chelsea, Man City and United draw
City opened a five-point gap atop the standings, with rivals United now trailing them in second. Photo: Tim Keeton.
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City thrashed the reigning champions 4-1 on Sunday evening, February 7, at Anfield to open a five-point lead over closest title challengers, Man United.

Ilkay Gundogan netted a stunning brace in the second half of the match to inspire his side to a crucial win away from home.

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The victory took their point tally to 50 with a game to play, five ahead of United who surrendered a lead twice to draw 3-3 against Everton.

Everton staged a dramatic comeback twice at Old Trafford on Saturday, February 6, to hold the Red Devils, thereby denying them a chance to close in on leaders City.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men remain second nonetheless with 45 points, two ahead of third-placed Leicester City who were held to a barren draw by Wolves at Molineux Stadium.

Liverpool are placed fourth on the log with 40 points after their defeat in the hands of City, a point ahead of Chelsea who are fifth after their 2-1 win over Sheffield United.

Mason Mount and Jorginho both found the back of the net in either half of the tie to guide the Blues to their third consecutive league win under the tutelage of Thomas Tuchel.

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West Ham complete the top six slots with 39 points, three ahead of eighth-placed Spurs who returned to winning ways after their 2-0 win over West Bromwich.

Arsenal remain rocked in the mid-table at 10th with 31 points, nine off the top four after they suffered a 1-0 win in the hands of Aston Villa.

Fulham, West Brom and Sheffield all remain in the relegation zone, with eight points separating the Cottagers in 18th and 17th-placed Burnley.

Earlier, had reported how Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson Moraes was given the nod by his coach at Manchester City Pep Guardiola who claimed that the 27-year-old could be the Citizens' new penalty taker.

Despite being impressive against Liverpool on Sunday night, February 7, Gundogan missed a penalty in the early minutes for Manchester City as he failed to beat Alisson.

So far this season, the likes of Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne have also missed penalties for Manchester City in the Premier League and other competitions.

Source: Legit Nigeria

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