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Premier League : Saturday Round Up – Leicester draw with Norwich to drop points in title race, Sheffield United beat Aston Villa and More

Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Watford at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on December 14, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

England – Dan Gosling was the hero for Bournemouth as they stunned Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to make it three losses on the spin for Frank Lampard’s side.

Despite an extremely strenuous check by both VAR and goal line technology, Gosling’s clever flick over the onrushing Kepa Arrizabalaga was deemed to be perfectly legal to send the travelling Cherries’ fans wild in the away end.

High-flying Leicester City were held at home by plucky Norwich City in a pulsating game at the King Power Stadium.

A superb move from the visitors saw Emi Buendia open up the Leicester defence with a superb through-ball to Teemu Pukki, who finished past Kasper Schmeichel.

Jamie Vardy thought he had got the Foxes level in the first half, which would have made it nine consecutive scoring games in a row, but replays showed Tim Krul got the final touch before the ball crossed the line.

Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring his team’s first goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Watford at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on December 14, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

The draw means Liverpool are now TEN points clear at the top of the table after their victory over Watford in the early kick off at Anfield.

For the second time in four days Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah showed a touch of class to score two brilliantly different goals as the Premier League leaders made it 16 wins out of 17 in a 2-0 win over the struggling Hornets.

Neither may have had the pin-point precision of his narrow-angle effort against Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League, but his lofted finish over goalkeeper Ben Foster oozed quality, while his clever 90th-minute backheel showed quick-thinking.

Sheffield United continued their terrific run of form at Bramall Lane, courtesy of a brace form John Fleck.

United needed just five minutes of the second half to take the lead against Villa, with John Fleck turning in John Lundstram’s cross.

The Scotland international international doubled his tally for the afternoon when, as a lopping ball was put back into the area, he reacted quickest and latched on to volley past Tom Heaton.

Villa had a great chance to pull a goal back five minutes later when they won a penalty for handball against John Egan – a decision awarded following a VAR review.

Jack Grealish took the kick but smashed his penalty against the crossbar to leave United still 2-0 up.

Burnley also recorded another home win courtesy of Chris Wood’s 58th minute strike against Newcastle United at Turf Moor.

Following a dull first half, the Clarets grabbed the lead in the second half as Wood notched his seventh goal of the season with a far-post header following an in-swinging corner from Ashley Westwood.

Premier League results on Saturday
Liverpool 2-0 Watford

Burnley 1-0 Newcastle

Chelsea 0-1 Bournemouth

Leicester City 1-1 Norwich

Sheffield United 2-0 Aston Villa

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