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Liverpool extended their Premier League lead to 9 points as Roberto Firmino's hat-trick beat Arsenal 5-1 at Anfield, whereas Tottenham's title challenge fragmented in a very 3-1 home defeat to Wolves.
Manchester city may cut Liverpool's lead to seven points once they look to prevent a recent slump at Southampton on Sunday, but ahead of their trip to the Etihad on January 3rd, Jurgen Klopp's men presently look well on target to deliver a first league title since 1989/90.
Liverpool even overcame a rare deficit on home soil as for the first time this season after they trailed in the league at Anfield where Ainsley Maitland-Niles swept Arsenal into an eleventh minute lead.
However the hosts were level within 3 minutes and 4-1 up by half-time as Firmino struck double in 2 minutes before Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah's penalty created the points safe before the break.
Salah then passed up the chance to maneuver out in front as the league's prime scorer when drawing level with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Harry Kane on thirteen as he allowed Firmino to take Liverpool's second penalty of the evening twenty five minutes from time to finish the Brazilian's hat-trick.
2-0 vs. Fulham— B/R Football (@brfootball) December 29, 2018
3-0 vs. Watford
1-0 vs. Everton
3-1 vs. Burnley
4-0 vs. Bournemouth
3-1 vs. Man Utd
2-0 vs. Wolves
4-0 vs. Newcastle
5-1 vs. Arsenal pic.twitter.com/OUYS5cDYvs