Liverpool continue to lead the way from Leicester as teams faced the tough grind of the mid festive season, with several teams playing within 48 hours of their previous games.
Sadio Mane gifted Liverpool a controversial win over Wolves, firing in from Adam Lallana’s deflection of Virgil Van Dijk’s long ball which VAR ruled as a legal deflection.
Leicester meanwhile remain 13 points behind the Reds after Demarai Gray snatched an early second half winner at West Ham, after seeing Kelechi Iheanacho’s goal cancelled out by Pablo Fornals.
For the Hammers, that defeat led to Manuel Pellegrini’s sacking less than two hours after the final whistle.Embed from Getty Images
Second half strikes from Sergio Aguero and Riyad Mahrez were enough to for Manchester City to beat Sheffield United and stay third, just one point behind the Foxes.
Chelsea stay fourth after late strikes from Jorginho and Tammy Abraham overturned Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener against Arsenal, who lost their first home game under Mikel Arteta.
Late goals from Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford in both halves helped Manchester United edge past Burnley to go fifth.Embed from Getty Images
Down in the relegation zone, Norwich remain rock-bottom after Tottenham twice came from behind to snatch a point in an entertaining 2-2 draw.
Watford moved to within two points of Aston Villa after a Troy Deeney brace and Ismaila Sarr effort helped them to a 3-0 win over the Villains at Vicarage Road, as the pair complete the bottom three.Embed from Getty Images
Elsewhere, Dominic Calvert-Lewin netted a brace either side of Fabian Schar’s flick in for Newcastle as Everton made it two wins from two under Carlo Ancelotti.
Goals from Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Aaron Mooy helped Brighton to victory over Bournemouth in a South Coast derby.
Finally, Danny Ings rescued a point for Southampton against Crystal Palace, who had initially led through James Tomkins’ header.