Liverpool's lead grows to 22 points in the Premier League

Elsewhere, Liverpool maintained their incredible run to a first Premier League title as the Reds romped to 4-0 home win over Southampton at Anfield also on Saturday.

Mohamed Salah added two more goals to help Liverpool rack up a 16th straight league win.

It is certainly a matter of when, not if, Liverpool collects its first league championship since 1990, with the relevant question as to whether the team of Juergen Klopp can go unbeaten through the campaign like Arsenal's "Invincibles" of 2003-04.

The teams separated 3-3, an eight point gap between third-placed Leicester and fourth-placed Chelsea.

Bournemouth won his second game in a row and got out of the relegation zone with a 2-1 win over Aston Villa, despite having played nearly the entire second half with 10 men after Jefferson Lerma's red card. The other big two clubs of English football, Chelsea and Manchester United had to be content with draws although the nature of both contests were poles apart.

Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger scores their first goal during the Premier League match with Leicester City at King Power Stadium in Leicester February 1, 2020.

A double for Robert Snodgrass after Issa Diop's opener put West Ham 3-1 up against Brighton at the London Stadium, but the Seagulls fought back through Pascal Gross and Glenn Murray for a point that keeps them two points above the drop zone.

Captain Jordan Henderson struck the second before Salah took his league tally for the season to 14 with two goals in the last 20 minutes.

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Having been frustrated in their attempts to bring in another striker in the transfer window, Frank Lampard had his German centre-back to thank as Rudiger nodded in Mason Mount's corner just after the break to open the scoring and rescued a point in the 71st minute with a towering header from another Mason Mount delivery.

The Foxes' defender Ben Chilwell found a goal for his team, but Chelsea's Rudiger equalized the match with his second goal.

The transfer window is now officially shut and the overnight fixtures in the Premier League gave us a ideal opportunity to see what the clubs spend their money on throughout January. "We've come to Leicester, who everyone's raving about, quite rightly, and we've got a point".

Manchester United or Wolves could move back above the Blades with victory when they face off later at Old Trafford.

A weird Vicente Guaita own-goal gifted Sheffield United a 1-0 victory against Crystal Palace, ending the Blades' winless away run in the Premier League.

Even after Everton midfielder Fabian Delph was dismissed for a second yellow card foul after 70 minutes, Theo Walcott earned a 90th minute-winner on the counter-attack.

The result means Carlo Ancelotti's side move up to ninth in the table while Watford drop to 19th following Bournemouth's win over fellow strugglers Aston Villa.

  • Lawrence Cooper