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Liverpool lose for the second time in the EPL, a blow to their hopes for the title

Defeat for Liverpool is about as rare as Mohamed Salah's penalty shoot-out. Both happened on Tuesday and could cost Jürgen Klopp's team the Premier League title in the middle of the season. (Author: Gardener)

EPLDefeat for Liverpool is about as rare as Mohamed Salah's penalty shoot-out. Both happened on Tuesday and could cost Jürgen Klopp's team the Premier League title as early as half of the season. Liverpool were beaten 1-0 by a patched Leicester team and could fall nine points behind Manchester City into the new year if the leaders win at Brentford on Wednesday. It's a cushion that could prove insurmountable as City have a nine-game streak in the league and looks unstoppable, with 17 goals in their last three wins. Liverpool will soon have to do without its two star strikers Salah and Sadio Mane, who are traveling to the African Cup of Nations next week. They were given permission to postpone joining their national teams before the tournament so they could play for Liverpool over the holidays, but they couldn't make a difference at King Power Stadium. Salah won a penalty, but was able to parry his weak shot in the 16th minute by Kasper Schmeichel and was unable to implement a penalty for the first time in 16 attempts. Liverpool eventually collapsed on only their second loss of all competitions this season when substitute Ademola Lookman found space between Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk and shot into the near post in the 59th minute. Liverpool are level with Chelsea at 41 points and both are six points behind City. All three teams have played 19 games, with City and Chelsea - at home against Brighton - playing on Wednesday. After 10-man Southampton was denied victory after ruling out two goals in the second half, Tottenham coach Antonio Conte remained philosophical. "They are there to do their best," said Conte of the match officials after the 1-1 draw at St. Mary's. However, Conte said he felt Harry Kane's goal in the 53rd minute that would have put Tottenham 2-1 ahead should have stood instead of being washed off because the English captain's arm left him offside, when it was played through. Then, 14 minutes later, Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster came to catch the ball under pressure from Tottenham substitute Matt Doherty and let it fall on his own heel. James Ward-Prowse's 25th-minute opening game for Southampton was made up by Kane, who converted a 41st-minute penalty after Son Heung-min was tripped by Mohammed Salisu. Southampton was pinned back in the second half but held on for one point, which led to coach Ralph Hasenhüttl saying: "The brave boys will be rewarded." Most recently, Crystal Palace scored all of its goals in a 3-0 win in the first half. Norwich have lost 13 of their 19 games and are three points behind after playing more games than most of their relegation rivals. Watford currently occupies the position just above the relegation zone, losing 4-1 to West Ham when it came back into action after a 16-day hiatus due to coronavirus cases. Tomas Soucek, Said Benrahma, Mark Noble and Nikola Vlasic scored for West Ham after Emmanuel gave Dennis Watford the lead in the fourth minute. Watford's last three games have been postponed due to COVID-19 outbreaks. Burnley and Palace games were canceled because Watford had coronavirus cases, while Sunday's game in Wolverhampton was postponed following an outbreak at Wolves. The 20th round was reduced to seven games when the game between Everton and Newcastle was postponed on Tuesday due to a buildup of COVID-19 cases and injuries in the Newcastle squad. The Arsenal-Wolves and Leeds-Aston Villa games, due to be played on Tuesday, had previously been canceled. The number of Premier League games canceled due to coronavirus issues is 16 games in just under three weeks.

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Ralf Rangnick defends Manchester United's body language

TV expert Gary Neville stunted his half-time record. (Author: Gardener)

Manchester United'sTeams that are head coaches free from 8:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, as well as teams that have advised their coaches that they will not be returning, may begin with assistant coaches from other teams 12 days prior to the end of the regular season. So what other trainers could learn in the next 40 hours so that they [more]

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Manchester United get a lucky draw with Newcastle United despite the help of referee Craig Pawson

An equalizer from away games Edinson Cavani saves Ralf Rangnick Manchester United one point after Cristiano Ronaldo had to escape the red card. (Author: Gardener)

Manchester UnitedAn equalizer from away player Edison Cavani saves Ralf Rangnik's Manchester United one point after Cristiano Ronaldo escaped the red card. The relegation battle Newcastle United went into the Premier League together with Norwich City tonight. The Frenchman proved why so many teams want him in giving Newcastle the lead they deserve. The home team went into halftime, with the early goal making the difference. Former Manchester United defender and Sky Sports expert Gary Neville has outed the away team. "They're a bunch of winge bags. They whine at each other, arms in the air and complain about anything. There was a controversial incident in the second half when referee Craig Pawson took Cristiano Ronaldo's shocking tackle to Ryan Fraser rather than Yellow Looking at map. " as Red. Manchester United equalized in just 20 minutes through Uruguay's Edison Cavani after some brilliant work by Rangnik's men. The game ended in a 1-1 draw as Manchester United lost points in the top four bout, with Newcastle United viewing this as a missed opportunity to score the all-important three.

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Man Utd rejects Sevilla Martial's loan offer

Manchester United have turned down a loan offer from Seville for Anthony Martial because it only covers half the striker's wages. (Author: Gardener)

Sevilla Martial'sManchester United have turned down a loan offer from Seville for Anthony Martial. However, Rangnick said that will only happen if a deal comes up that suits United. Sevilla thought they could get Martial during the January transfer window, but it goes without saying that the offer only covered half of his salary, which is expected to be around £ 150,000 a week. United has yet to decide whether Martial will even go on loan, and only for a deal that brings in a loan fee and covers all of the player's salaries. Martial signed with United from Monaco for £ 36million in 2015, making him the world's most expensive teenage footballer. He has not played a game since Rangnick took office and has only played 10 games in all competitions this season. * Our coverage of Manchester United is bigger and better than ever - everything you need to know here to make sure you don't miss a moment * Everything United - go straight to the best content

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Newcastle - Manchester United

Minute-to-Minute Report: Join John Brewin for updates as Ralf Rangnick takes his United squad to St. James' Park (Author: Gardener)

NewcastleThe emails are in: Tom Collins: “I have to say that Rashford was judged purely as a footballer. He is in danger of becoming the next Lingard. Not a constant goalscorer, but not really nailed a position yet. Spontaneous loan from West Ham in sight. Oh the humiliation ... "Jake Shaffer:" This game is like one of those refreshingly bitter, herbaceous, dirty tasting "digestive" liquors to have after yesterday's gluttonous feast of goals and fun football. In many ways it is a serious reminder that 2021 is not over for us yet. "Mary Waltz:" The constant refrain of the fired squad was, "Why did you spend so much money on VDB and not play against them? McFred are nonsense, anyone with half a brain would throw this list away. "I understand this complaint, but it seems it wasn't just Ole." Peter Oh: "Based on the meager harvests the CR7 and Greenwood have had so far, it sounds like supply chain issues aren't limited to shipping worldwide."

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Newcastle - Manchester United

Minute-to-Minute Report: Join John Brewin for updates as Ralf Rangnick takes his United squad to St. James' Park (Author: Gardener)

NewcastleThe emails are in: Tom Collins: “I have to say that Rashford was judged purely as a footballer. He is in danger of becoming the next Lingard. Not a constant goalscorer, but not really nailed a position yet. Spontaneous loan from West Ham in sight. Oh the humiliation ... "Jake Shaffer:" This game is like one of those refreshingly bitter, herbaceous, dirty tasting "digestive" liquors to have after yesterday's gluttonous feast of goals and fun football. In many ways it is a serious reminder that 2021 is not over for us yet. "Mary Waltz:" The constant refrain of the fired squad was, "Why did you spend so much money on VDB and not play against them? McFred are nonsense, anyone with half a brain would throw this list away. "I understand this complaint, but it seems it wasn't just Ole." Peter Oh: "Based on the meager harvests the CR7 and Greenwood have had so far, it sounds like supply chain issues aren't limited to shipping worldwide."

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Gary Neville explains why Mauricio Pochettino is the right man to be the next Manchester United manager

The Paris Saint-Germain manager has been linked to Old Trafford as a permanent successor to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Author: Gardener)

Gary NevilleWhat will be the best team in the Premier League in 2021? Choosing the best 11 players from across the Premier League for the 2021 calendar year is not easy to find out.

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Fans react to Manchester United's draw with Newcastle

After Manchester United took a point to Newcastle on Monday night, fans took to social media and it's fair to say they were less impressed. (Author: Gardener)

NewcastleAfter Manchester United took a point to Newcastle on Monday night, fans took to social media and it's fair to say they were less impressed. Newcastle took the lead in the 7th minute with a grandiose shot from Allan Saint-Maximin, but were pushed back in the second half by Edinson Cavani's scruffy equalizer. Eddie Howe's team could and should have won the game, but ultimately failed because of David De Gea's brilliance. Fans took to Twitter to respond to the result: “We are lucky enough to get a point tonight. Far from being good enough! #MUFC '' Come back Ole, everything is taken! “Manchester United is in ruins, poor recruitment, no style of play. "Holding on to a point they didn't deserve is Newcastle's worst squad in years WOW"

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Fans react to Liverpool's goal Allan Saint-Maximin performance against Manchester United

After Allan Saint-Maximin's beautiful goal and performance against Manchester United on Monday, Liverpool fans have used social media to comment on whether he would be a good fit for their club. (Author: Gardener)

Manchester UnitedAfter Allan Saint-Maximin's beautiful goal and performance against Manchester United on Monday, Liverpool fans have used social media to comment on whether he would be a good fit for their club. Over the past few weeks and months it has been rumored that the Reds are interested in a number of strikers, with Saint-Maximin being one of the connected players. Liverpool will lose both Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane at the Africa Cup of Nations next week and Saint-Maximin's performance led fans to take to Twitter to share their views as they hope to be signed in January. "He's a real Klopp player, he sure works hard and has talent for days!" It is his tendency to overdo things. His whole game depends on space and dribbling. He rarely comes by when he sees an open space. It's hard to train at this stage in his career. '

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Man Utd rejects Sevilla Martial's loan offer

Manchester United have turned down a loan offer from Seville for Anthony Martial because it only covers half the striker's wages. (Author: Gardener)

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