Liverpool out to 5-2 for title after Goodison draw

Liverpool are out to 5-2 to win the Premier League after a 0-0 draw with Merseyside rivals Everton at Goodison Park handed the initiative to Manchester City in the title race.

Jurgen Klopp's men had scored a dramatic late winner in December's reverse fixture at Anfield but they couldn't find a goal at Goodison, where Everton finished the game stronger than the pre-match 8-13 favourites.

The draw was a 16-5 chance before kick-off with no goalscorer 12-1 and the stalemate leaves Liverpool one point behind Manchester City with nine games of the season remaining.

The Citizens are 4-11 to retain their title and bet365 make them 7-1 to win all four major trophies this season.

While Liverpool stumbled at their local rivals' ground, Chelsea claimed a valuable 2-1 win at Fulham in Scott Parker's first game as the Cottagers' caretaker manager.

Goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Jorginho gave the Blues three points although they were given some late scares by a Fulham side who are now 1-50 to be relegated.

Chelsea's win means they are 10-11 to finish in the top four but they are in a battle for the Champions League places with Tottenham (2-5), Manchester United (6-5) and Arsenal (2-1) scrapping for two spots behind City and Liverpool.

Brendan Rodgers suffered a late blow in his first game in charge of Leicester as Andre Gray scored an injury-time goal to give Watford a 2-1 win at Vicarage Road.

Leicester, 11th in the table and two points behind Everton, are 5-4 with bet365 to finish in the top half.

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Wolves v Norwich

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Key stats
  • Wolves have scored just twice in their last three at home in the Premier League
Expert verdict
Goals are proving difficult to come by for Wolves, who have rattled the net just six times in their last seven league fixtures. Wanderers could struggle again to break down a Norwich team that have shipped just three goals in their last four matches. The Canaries can keep the score down at Molineux.

 

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