Premier League holders Manchester City have extended their lead at the top of the table to three points after they thumped hosts Newcastle United and their title rivals namely Liverpool and Chelsea dropped points on the road. The three major Premier League title contenders were on the road and it was only the Citizens who finished their game with three points.

Manchester City had earlier stretched their lead from one point to four points after beating struggling Newcastle United 4-0 in the early game on Sunday. Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling were all on target as the Citizens recorded an emphatic victory at the expense of the Magpies to increase their lead at the summit to four points. On their part, West London giants Chelsea could only play a goalless draw at Wolves as their title challenge faltered. The Blues are now six points adrift of Manchester City in the title race and just six points better than London rivals Arsenal in fourth position.

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur played each other in the late game on Sunday and the former had the opportunity to close the gap on Manchester City to four points. In the end, the Reds could only narrow the lead to three points via a 2-2 draw with Spurs. Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson was a central figure during the game after he scored a goal, provided an assist and was also sent off for a foul on Spurs right-back Emerson Royal with 13 minutes left on the clock. By the time of his sending off, the two teams had scored two goals each. Scotland international Robertson was also on the receiving end of a bad challenge from Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane which should have led to a red card shortly after he gave his team the lead in the first half.

Portugal international Diogo Jota and South Korean player Son Heung-Min also scored for Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspuras the two teams had to settle for a draw.

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