Liverpool surge on, Leicester and Chelsea draw, United held

Liverpool surge on, Leicester and Chelsea draw, United held

Liverpool surge on, Leicester and Chelsea draw, United held

With a 4-0 win over Southampton on Saturday, Liverpool moved a scarcely believable 22 points clear in the Premier League, the biggest advantage any leader has had at the end of a day in English top-flight history.

Mohamed Salah added two more goals to help Liverpool rack up a 16th straight league win.

It's surely a matter of when, not if, Liverpool collects its first league championship since 1990, with the pertinent question being whether Jürgen Klopp's team can go through the campaign unbeaten like Arsenal's "Invincibles" from 2003-04.

Bournemouth won his second game in a row and got out of the relegation zone with a 2-1 win over Aston Villa, despite having played nearly the entire second half with 10 men after Jefferson Lerma's red card.

West Ham were 2-0 up at half-time against Brighton but left London Stadium still winless in the Premier League against the Seagulls, who fought back to draw 3-3.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain broke the deadlock in the 47th minute before Jordan Henderson doubled Liverpool's afterwards.

Having been frustrated in their attempts to bring in another striker in the transfer window, Frank Lampard had his German centre-back to thank as Rudiger nodded in Mason Mount's corner just after the break to open the scoring and rescued a point in the 71st minute with a towering header from another Mason Mount delivery.

The vibrant second-half fare demonstrated again why neither team have been able to muster a sustained challenge to Liverpool, with poor defending enabling Germany global Rudiger to swoop twice.

The first league win in 30 years is a matter of course.

Replacing him was Willy Caballero, who at 38 years, and 126 days became the oldest player to make a Premier League appearance this season. "We've come to Leicester, who everyone's raving about, quite rightly, and we've got a point".

Two sides just outside the European qualification places, Manchester United and Wolves played out a goalless draw at Old Trafford but there was no shortage of goals at West Ham or Watford.

Chelsea scored the opening goal with defender Antonio Rudiger, while Leicester's Harvey Barnes equalized the score.

United dropped to sixth place, a point behind Sheffield United, whose brilliant first season back in the Premier League continued with a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace.

Everton would have settled for a point at that stage, but they snatched all three in the final minute of normal time as Walcott pounced to slide home at the far post to spark wild scenes of celebration among the travelling supporters.

Bournemouth have a home tie against Aston Villa, Watford are at Vicarage Road to welcome Everton while high-flying Liverpool at home to Southampton.

The Toffees' new manager Carlo Ancelotti, it seems, is already working wonders.

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