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Garth Crooks’ team of the week: Van Dijk, Aguero, Salah, Traore, Pope

Liverpool continued their march towards the Premier League title by beating Manchester United 2-0 on Sunday.The chasing pack dropped points as Manchester City drew 2-2 with Crystal Palace while Leicester lost 2-1 to Burnley.Elsewhere, Norwich gave themselves some hope of beating the drop by defeating Bournemouth 1-0, Newcastle scored a late, late winner to see…

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Garth Crooks’ team of the week: Aguero, Mata, Van Dijk, James, Ings

Liverpool continued their unbeaten run with a 1-0 away win at Tottenham to go 14 points clear at the top of the table. Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick and became the top-scoring foreign player in Premier League history as Manchester City hammered Aston Villa 6-1 at Villa Park. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton celebrated a 2-1 away…

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Garth Crooks’ team of the week: Luiz, Maddison, Grealish, Van Dijk

Liverpool are 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League again after beating Sheffield United at Anfield on Thursday night.Behind them, Leicester and Manchester City both won while West Ham thrashed Bournemouth 4-0 in the first game of David Moyes’ second spell in charge of the Hammers.Arsenal beat Manchester United 2-0 to give…

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Garth Crooks’ team of the week: De Bruyne, Kane, Alexander-Arnold

With all 20 Premier League clubs playing twice in the space of the past four days, it is was another hectic – and entertaining – Christmas period.Liverpool thrashed second-placed Leicester and then edged past Wolves to move 13 points clear at the top of the table.Meanwhile, Manchester United and Everton – the latter under the…

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Garth Crooks’ team of the week: De Bruyne, Lundstram, Mahrez, Rudiger, Mount

Manchester City kept alive their Premier League title hopes on Saturday as they beat second-placed Leicester.Tottenham lost at home Chelsea, who underlined their top-four credentials, while Watford boosted their hopes of staying up by beating Manchester United.Elsewhere, Everton and Arsenal played out a goalless draw, Aston Villa lost at home to Southampton and Bournemouth lost…

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Garth Crooks’ team of the week: De Gea, Lindelof, Baldock, Son, Rashford, Kane

Premier League leaders Liverpool won again as they beat Bournemouth while Manchester United stunned rivals Manchester City in the derby.The defeat for City means they are now 14 points behind Liverpool and six behind Leicester, who claimed a club record eighth successive Premier League win with victory at Aston Villa.Elsewhere, Sheffield United came from behind…

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Garth Crooks’ team of the week: Tarkowski, De Bruyne, Alli, Mane, Vardy

Liverpool maintained their eight-point advantage at the top of the Premier League with a late winner at Crystal Palace on Saturday.That 2-1 victory ensures they remain nine points ahead of defending champions Manchester City, who beat Chelsea 2-1 to climb to third in the table.Leicester are a point above City in second following a 2-0…

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Garth Crooks’ team of the week: Foster, Soyuncu, Walker, Mane, Abraham

Two unlikely goalscorers helped title contenders Liverpool and Manchester City out of scrapes in the Premier League this weekend.A Leicester defender set his team on the way to a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace and third place, while a Newcastle midfielder joined him in my XI after his brilliant strike and good display in the…

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Garth Crooks’ team of the week: Pulisic, Perez, Maguire, Vardy, Mane

It is the first time I have included three players who have scored a hat-trick in my team of the week.The goals started to flow on Friday night when Leicester thrashed Southampton 9-0, before Chelsea beat Burnley 4-2 and Brighton won 3-2 against Everton on Saturday.Manchester City kept the pressure on Liverpool with a win…

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Garth Crooks’ team of the week: Cahill, Salah, Silva, Aguero,

Liverpool maintained their 100% record with a 3-1 victory over Arsenal, while Manchester City also eased to a 3-1 win at Bournemouth.Chelsea edged to a 3-2 win at Norwich, while Manchester United fell to a surprise 2-1 home defeat by Crystal Palace.Newcastle got off the mark with a shock 1-0 win at Tottenham and Leicester…