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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Kazakhstan v Scotland

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  • Kazakhstan have conceded 89 goals in their last 40 qualification matches.
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Nearly 21 years have passed since the Tartan Army last followed Scotland to a major international tournament.However, there is a quiet confidence that the Scots can end that barren run. The Kazakhs are ranked 77 places below Scotland and have won only three of their last 40 major tournament qualifiers.

 

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