Premier League results: Alexander-Arnold stars in Liverpool win, Arteta ends Arsenal debut with draw, Chelsea lose again
The Reds won 4-0 thanks to two goals from Roberto Firmino, James Milner’s penalty and a lovely strike from Trent Alexander-Arnold.
A special mention must go to right-back Alexander-Arnold, who played a major role in all four of Liverpool’s goals.
The result leaves them 13 points clear at the top of the table and they’ve played a game less than second-placed Leicester…
Southampton enjoyed a massive boost in their fight against relegation by winning 2-0 at Chelsea in the biggest shock of the Boxing Day Premier League action.
Goals from Michael Obafemi and Nathan Redmond in each half stunned Stamford Bridge and meant the Blues ended the day with their top four place under threat.
Tottenham’s earlier defeat of Brighton moved Spurs to within three points of Frank Lampard’s side, and they missed the chance to restore a six point gap between them in fourth and the Lilywhites in fifth.
The key talking point heading into Boxing Day was the debut matches for both Mikel Arteta and Carlo Ancelotti, the new managers of Arsenal and Everton respectively.
Unfortunately for Arteta, he watched on from the dugout as his side could only come from behind to draw 1-1 at Bournemouth. Everton, meanwhile, scored 10 minutes from time to give Ancelotti a winning start against Burnley.
Manchester United turned on the style up front against Newcastle as they beat the Magpies 4-1 at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men took advantage of some dreadful defending by their opponents with Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and two strikes from Anthony Martial securing the deserved win.
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There was a 2-1 win for the hosts at Selhurst Park as West Ham let their lead slip against Crystal Palace, and Aston Villa beat Norwich to claim a vital three points from one of their relegation rivals.
Fellow relegation battlers Watford took the lead at Sheffield United but conceded from a penalty to finish tied 1-1 with the high-flying Blades.