Merseyside giants Liverpool were given a stern test of their Premier League title challenge by struggling Newcastle United and they passed the test to close the gap on pacesetters and holders Manchester City. The Citizens had earlier moved four points clear of Liverpool at the Premier League summit thanks to the annihilation of Leeds United at home on Tuesday night.

Kevin De Bruyne (two goals), Nathan Ake, Phil Foden, John Stones, Jack Grealish and RiyadMahrez were all on target for Manchester City on the way to a 7-0 win over the Whites as they avenged the 2-1 home defeat suffered to them while they were going for the league title last season. The result set a new record for Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa who had not suffered 7-0 before in the course of his managerial career.
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