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The Daily Dirt, December 29: Premier League Craziness

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After a quiet day around MLS, we take a closer look at the Premier League.

Arsenal v Liverpool - Premier League

Manchester City continued dominance

More than a week after the 4-1 stomping of the ‘Spurs, City has stretched their unbeaten streak to 20 (19 wins and one draw). With two more wins, coupled with Manchester United slip-ups, City has grown their lead on top of the Premier League to 15 points.

Manchester United Slip-Ups

What a poor two weeks from United. They didn’t start off too bad, with a 2-1 win over West Brom, but it was all downhill from there. They were knocked out of the Carabao Cup in a shocking 2-1 loss to Bristol City. They then proceeded to drop points in league games against a ten-man Leicester City squad and Burnley team that was up 2-0 against them before Lingard bailed them out for a point. These struggles are going to be extremely tough to overcome to have a chance to win the league title.

Liverpool V Arsenal: Game of the Season?

Liverpool did a good to obtain a 1-0 lead, thanks to Coutinho header, heading into the half. Then in the 52nd Salah put them ahead 2-0. The commanding lead for Liverpool was, however, short-lived.

Fast forward six minutes ahead of Salah’s goal and it’s 3-2 Arsenal lead. Arsenal scored three goals in five minutes against Liverpool! A Sanchez header, Xhaka banger, and Ozil poke turned zero points into three in a matter of minutes. Liverpool didn’t quit though as a Firmino shot somehow went in off a Cech deflection, barely missing the top post.

This was certainly not a good game for either keeper, as both had goals allowed off deflections in which they probably could have done more with.


Domestic

MLS scouts look to West and Central Africa for new signings (MLS)

MLS Offseason Crash Course 5: Monetizing the Allocation Ranking Order (DSS)

Report: Seattle Sounders hunting Croatian winger Ante Erceg (MLS)

International

Goals keeping Bundesliga exciting despite Bayern racing away (FoxSports)

PSG's Edinson Cavani voted best foreign player in Ligue 1 (ESPN)