Premier League

Liverpool thrash Leeds and Tottenham fall to Burnley

The Reds move to within three points of City and Spurs miss the chance to move into the Europa League places.

Liverpool put pressure on Manchester City and are now just three points behind the Citizens.
Liverpool put pressure on Manchester City and are now just three points behind the Citizens.

Second-placed Liverpool crushed Leeds United 6-0 on Wednesday in a match that had been postponed in December on Matchday 19 of the Premier League and moved to within just three points of leaders Manchester City in the standings. 

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Meanwhile, Tottenham, under Italian coach Antonio Conte, lost 1-0 away to Burnley (18th) through Ben Mee's goal (71') in a matchday 13 match. 

The London team had just beaten Manchester City 3-2 at the Etihad last Saturday, with two goals from star player Harry Kane, but the euphoria was stopped dead in its tracks. 

Liverpool vs Leeds Highlights

The Reds' first goal came 15 minutes into the match after Mohamed Salah's penalty kick. The Egyptian also scored the third goal using the same method after 35 minutes. In between, defender Joel Matip scored an incredible goal to put Jürgen Klopp's side in the lead.

Marcelo Bielsa's side had a chance to score through Raphinha, but the goal was disallowed for offside.

In the second half, Leeds United generated several dangerous chances that were held by Alisson Becker. In the 80th minute, Sadio Mané took advantage of a cross and scored the fourth goal. Virgil van Dijk and the Senegalese player completed the scoring in the final minutes of the match.

Burnley vs Tottenham Highlights

Tottenham seemed to take flight, but as if they had broken a wing, they crashed again after three days. The London side went from heaven to hell in a matter of days. A second-half goal by Ben Mee, from Josh Brownhill's pass, was decisive in Burnley's three-point haul and, in the process, overcoming Watford.

Tottenham, who played a poor game and deserved defeat against Sean Dyche's side, who are fighting hard for safety, were shipwrecked in the rain at Burnley.

Harry Kane was not at the level of the exhibition against the Sky Blues and the team paid for it. They paid for it with a defeat forged by a Josh Brownhill free-kick 71 minutes into the game.

The ball flew to the far post and Burnley center-back Mee rose above Christian Romero to cross the ball past Hugo Lloris.  There was no further movement on the scoreboard and if any team deserved more it was Burnley.

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Crystal Palace also defeated Watford 4-1 away, with goals from Frenchman Jean Phillippe Mateta ('15), Conor Gallagher ('42), and a brace from Ivorian Zaha ('85 and '90), in a match corresponding to Matchday 18. The home side had equalized through Frenchman Moussa Sissoko ('18). 

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