Defoe’s double dents Livepool’s title hopes while ten men Man City overcomes Burnley
Liverpool’s title aspirations faced a major setback as Sunderland overcame their lead twice to secure a 2-2 draw at the Stadium of Light.
An early goal from from Daniel Sturridge gave them the lead but it was wiped out when Klavan and Wijnaldum sent Ndong tumbling in the box.
Liverpool took the lead again after Sadio Mane tapped in a goal from a corner but he turned from hero to villain later as Sunderland got another penalty as he was found to have handled the ball in his own box.
Jermain Defoe, the shining light in Sunderland’s squad dispatched both the penalties with ease to give his side a valuable point.
Meanwhile Manchester City defeated a Burnley side after going down to ten men as a two footed tackle earned Fernandinho a straight red card.
Despite the setback, the Cityzens fought back and Goals from Clichy and Aguero ensured they got all the three points. Ben Mee scored a consolation goal for the Clarets.
Meanwhile Middlesbrough and Leicester City played a nil nil draw at the Riverside stadium. Hull and Southampton both suffered away defeats from the hands of West Brom and Everton.
Hull took the lead early from Snodgrass but they were pegged back from a resilient West Brom side who scored three goals in the second half via Brunt, McCauley and Morrison.
Everton meanwhile swept aside Southampton after a late rally which saw them score three times in the last 20 minutes.
Goals from Valencia, Baines and Lukaku secured a victory for Ronald Koeman’s men over his old side.