Mo Salah downs Brighton with a penalty

On a day of tight contests in the Premier League, there were valuable victories for leaders Liverpool and Burnley, who defeated relegation rivals Fulham 2-1 thanks to two own goals from the Cottagers.

Liverpool, who lost their unbeaten record against champions Manchester City last time out, were as short as 2-7 to win at Brighton but needed a Mohamed Salah penalty to bag the points.

With City playing Wolves on Monday night, Liverpool are seven points clear at the top and are 8-11 for the title with the Citizens 7-5 and Tottenham 25-1.

Fulham are 2-5 to be relegated after their loss at Turf Moor while Cardiff are 4-7 for the drop following a goalless draw at home to bottom club Huddersfield.

There were some big-priced winners in the top flight as 17-5 shots Southampton won 2-1 at Leicester, West Ham (13-5) beat Arsenal 1-0 thanks to a Declan Rice strike, and 5-2 Watford defeated Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park.

And 1-4 favourites Chelsea were made to work hard for a 2-1 home win over Newcastle.

Match in Focus

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Man City v Tottenham

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  • Man City have lost only once at home in the Premier League this season.
Expert verdict
Following their Champions League humdinger, Manchester City and Tottenham reconvene in the Premier League and the game is unlikely to be anywhere near as pulsating. With City not needing to press for early goals, they can play their usual free-flowing game and make it seven wins in nine matches against top-six opposition this season. Only one of those eight meetings so far have featured over 4.5 goals and punters should expect a narrow win for Pep Guardiola's side.

 

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