Premier League leaders Liverpool increased their advantage at the summit to 16 points after they defeated Manchester United 2-0 at Anfield on Sunday.
Virgil van Dijk’s early header had the Reds in front for most of the match at Merseyside. An injury-time strike from Mohamed Salah finally sealed matters after the Red Devils looked to hit back, while Liverpool had two goals disallowed—the first for offside and the second for a push on David de Gea.
Manchester City slipped further off the pace having drawn 2-2 at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday, when Fernandinho scored a 90th-minute own-goal to gift the Eagles one point at the Etihad Stadium.
Sergio Aguero scored a five-minute brace and put City in front for the first time in the 87th minute, but the lead proved to be brief after Wilfried Zaha helped draw a dramatic equaliser in the 91st when his cross ricocheted off Fernandinho.
Leicester City could have drawn back level on points with Pep Guardiola’s side had they sealed a win at Turf Moor, but Burnley ended a run of four straight league losses to surprise the Foxes 2-1.
Brendan Rodgers’ men have now lost their last two league outings and are without a win in three games across all competitions, with their dreams of finishing second falling further out of reach.
Dropping points at home became a theme for some of England’s superpowers in Week 23, when Arsenal were also held to a draw and settled 1-1 against Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium. It gives Mikel Arteta his third draw in six matches, alongside two wins and a loss, furthering the manager's frustration he had previously expressed about his players.
They stay 10th in the standings and remain two points behind local rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who saw out a 0-0 stalemate away to Watford in Saturday’s early kick-off.