Totttenham 0-5 Liverpool
Liverpool sent out a warning to title rivals with a superb display at Tottenham keeping them on the heels of leaders Arsenal.
Luis Suarez twice, Jordan Henderson, John Flanagan and Raheem Sterling grabbed five well taken goals that were more than enough to beat a lacklustre Spurs side who heaped more pressure on manager Andre Villas Boas.
The Reds started brighter and missed a number of chances before Suarez put them in front with a neat finish leaving three Spurs defenders on the floor.
Henderson doubled the Merseyside clubs lead with a volley after his initial shot had been saved and the England international bossed the game in the absence of Steven Gerrard.
The third came from Liverpool-born Flanagan when he rifled home off the underside of the bar after great work from Suarez and Henderson.
Suarez then grabbed himself another wonderful goal before Sterling slotted home the fifth.
Tottenham midfielder Paulinho was sent off for a high challenge on Luis Suarez to make things worse for the North London club who were booed off at full time.
Aston Villa 0 – 3 Manchester United
Manchester United were back to their best as they thrashed Aston Villa at Villa Park.
Danny Welbeck scored twice and Tom Cleverley smashed his first goal of the season as David Moyes’ side comfortably overcame a tame Villa team who may start looking over their shoulders in the table.
United are still way off the pace at the top of the table but today’s performance will give them belief that this season still has a lot to offer, especially without key players.
Welbeck struck twice in the first half to shock the Villa Park crowd who had seen the home team start brightly. United breezed through the second half with minimal fuss as Cleverley made sure of all three points after great work from the influential Wayne Rooney.
Villa can take very little from the game and offered next to nothing in an attacking sense but they are still six points clear of the relegation zone. United move up to 8th.
Norwich City 1-1 Swansea City
Norwich came back from behind to secure a point at home to Swansea thanks to a stunner from Gary Hooper.
Swansea took the lead early on thanks to Nathan Dyer’s clever finish, however the winger was later taken to hospital with a suspected broken ankle.
The lengthy added time enabled Norwich to equalise before the break with Hooper’s superb 25 yard volley bringing the home crowd to their feet.
Swansea have now lost just once in seven league games but Norwich are looking anxiously down the table with some tricky fixtures to come over Christmas.