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EPL Round Up: Liverpool Extends Lead to 11pts as West Ham Shocks Chelsea

Liverpool has stretched their Premier league lead to 11 points following a 2-1 victory against Brighton.

Virgil van Dijk had in the first half put the league leaders ahead after scoring two goals in the 18th and 24th minutes.

However, the game changed when Alisson was dismissed for a handball outside of the boxwhich resulted to a free kick.

 Lewis Dunk from the free kick halved the deficit, bizarrely catching sub Adrian out as he was organising his wall.

Liverpool were nowhere near their best throughout, but eventually held on, going into a chaotic December schedule with an 11-point lead over Man City. Leicester, also 11 points behind, make up their game in hand against Everton on Super Sunday.

At the Stamford Bridge, West Ham ended a 17-year wait for a Premier League victory on Chelsea home soil as Aaron Cresswell’s strike saw them beat the Blues 1-0 to ease the pressure on manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Cresswell scored the decisive goal three minutes into the second half, curling a low right-footed shot beyond Kepa Arrizabalaga, and the Hammers’ victory would have been more secure had Michail Antonio not had a second ruled out by VAR.

Tottenham’s resurgence under Jose Mourinho continued as Dele Alli scored twice in a thrilling 3-2 win over Bournemouth

Spurs were cruising with 20 minutes remaining when, following on from Alli’s double , Moussa Sissoko finished off a sweeping move to make it 3-0 in the 69th minute.

Callum Wilson was then denied a dramatic equaliser by a vital challenge from Jan Vertonghen as Tottenham held on to move up to fifth, while Bournemouth drop to 12th after a third straight league defeat.

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