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


Man City v Tottenham

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • City scored in the opening half of 16 of their 19 home league games last term
Expert verdict
Manchester City beat Tottenham in three of their four meetings last term and an early season duel at the Etihad should see the Citizens uphold the form. Spurs supporters may feel they won 2018-19’s most crucial clash – the 1-0 first-leg victory at their new stadium that saw the Lilywhites advance into the Champions League semi-finals at the expense of Pep Guardiola’s men. But while Guardiola has yet to crack the code in Europe with City, his team have barely put a foot wrong domestically. Fast starts against Liverpool in the Community Shield and at West Ham suggest they will look to seize the early initiative.



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