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EPL Table: Saturday's Week 16 Results, Scores and 2019 Premier League Standings

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistDecember 7, 2019

Everton's caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson
Everton's caretaker manager Duncan FergusonMatthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

Manchester United shocked rivals City 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, leaving Pep Guardiola's men third in the Premier League and 14 points adrift of leaders Liverpool.

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial both scored in a space of six minutes to give United a 2-0 first-half lead, and City substitute Nicolas Otamendi could only grab a consolation five minutes from time.

Chelsea suffered a third loss in four league games on Saturday, opening Week 16 with a 3-1 defeat at Goodison Park. Duncan Ferguson made a triumphant start as interim Toffees manager.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored twice for the home side following a Richarlison opener, and former Toffee Ferguson ended Everton's run of three losses in a row with a turn-up against the odds.

Jose Mourinho's Tottenham Hotspur climbed to sixth and within six points of the Blues in fourth after they demolished Burnley 5-0 at home thanks, in part, to a Harry Kane brace.

Liverpool temporarily restored an 11-point cushion at the top of the table following a convincing victory away to Bournemouth, where Mohamed Salah scored and assisted in a 3-0 win.

      

Saturday's Results

Everton 3-1 Chelsea

Bournemouth 0-3 Liverpool

Tottenham Hotspur 5-0 Burnley

Watford 0-0 Crystal Palace

Manchester City 1-2 Manchester United

      

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Premier League @premierleague

Liverpool extend their #PL lead https://t.co/kv29HxSPAT

      

Recap

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was victorious in his first visit to the Etihad as United manager, with Martial scoring on his return to the side after Rashford won and converted his own penalty for the opener.

The visitors looked electric in attack from the beginning and punished the Citizens early on, with Nicolas Otamendi's header coming too late to be anything but a consolation, via Sky Sports (UK viewers only):

The fixture was marred, however, after the Manchester City press office cited multiple United players who said they suffered racist abuse at the Etihad (h/t NBC Sports, via journalist Chris Williams):

Chris Williams @Chris78Williams

NBC Sports reporting post-match, that Manchester United players have been subjected to racial discrimination, via the Manchester City press office.. #MCIMUN

United moved above Spurs and into fifth after ending a run of three away games without a win in all competitions.

Guardiola has hit a concerning patch in form by the standards of this City squad, but faith in Solskjaer looks to be renewed for the time being, not long after his position at Old Trafford seemed in doubt:

B/R Football @brfootball

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was reportedly close to being sacked if United’s form didn’t improve. Wednesday: United 2-1 Spurs Saturday: City 1-2 United BIG week. 🔥 https://t.co/kDZjDbLt48

Tottenham are back within reach of the Premier League's top four after responding to their recent defeat at Manchester United as Mourinho would have hoped, downing Burnley in vicious fashion in north London.

Spurs look more consistently dangerous in attack since Mourinho took over—a change some tactical analysts may find ironic—and Kane looked particularly accurate on the day, via NBC (U.S. viewers only):

NBC Sports Soccer @NBCSportsSoccer

Harry Kane's right foot is a thing of beauty 💫 https://t.co/USEnRr8Hd1

The England frontman scored twice and assisted Moussa Sissoko for Tottenham's fifth on the day, while Lucas Moura and Heung-min Son also added to the scoresheet.

The home crowd reminded their peers of Kane's majesty in front of goal, per Alasdair Gold of Football.London:

Alasdair Gold @AlasdairGold

The Spurs fans have dusted off the old 'He's just a one-season wonder' chant following Harry Kane's 25th goal of the campaign for club and country in 26 appearances.

Tottenham will have rivals Chelsea looking over their shoulders after the west Londoners were stunned 3-1 at Goodison Park, leaving Frank Lampard's outfit with one win in their last five games across all competitions.

Mateo Kovacic scored not long after Calvert-Lewin's first to halve the deficit early in the second half, but the latter bagged a second near full-time to earn Everton's first win in almost a month, per Statman Dave:

Statman Dave @StatmanDave

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s game by numbers vs. Chelsea: 10 attacking aerials won 6 shots (4 on target) 6 ball recoveries 2 goals He’d previously averaged 1.2 shots per game. 👀 https://t.co/DcUHW0pDJP

Liverpool will be happy to hear of any peers dropping points, but they came through another test with flying colours in their trip to the Vitality Stadium.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain returned to the Reds XI and scored the breakthrough goal. Naby Keita doubled the advantage with his first goal since April, then assisted Salah for Liverpool's third on the south coast.

Jurgen Klopp's side are yet to be beaten domestically this season and have looked imperious in the Premier League, per Sky Sports Statto:

Sky Sports Statto @SkySportsStatto

.@LFC are unbeaten in a club record 33 top division games (W28, D5) Longest unbeaten runs in @premierleague history 4️⃣9️⃣ Arsenal (May 2003-Oct 2004) 4️⃣0️⃣ Chelsea (Oct 2004-Nov 2005) 3️⃣3️⃣ LIVERPOOL (Jan-Present) https://t.co/I3QjqZIKO3

Nigel Pearson made his debut as new Watford manager and drew 0-0 at home to Crystal Palace, leaving the Hornets six points from safety.