Manchester United punished Steven Gerrard`s moment of madness as Juan Mata`s double secured a vital 2-1 win over bitter rivals Liverpool, while leaders Chelsea reestablished their stranglehold on the Premier League title race with a 3-2 victory at Hull on Sunday.
As the Premier League weekend action heads for another big showdown, top clubs in and around the top four places have another chance at consolidating their position. Gameweek 24 promises to be a classic sort of affair with several high profile teams taking on each other including two big derbies.
Rodgers pleads for Sturridge patience Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has cautioned about placing too much expectation on Daniel Sturridge following his goalscoring return to action in a 2-0 win at home to West Ham.
While the emotional bond formed of 17 years sterling service to his boyhood club ensures Steven Gerrard`s exit will be an emotional occasion, his ageing legs and dwindling reserves of energy mean the hero of yesteryear had already departed.
Suddenly, Fernando Torres has become a desired target for some of the top clubs in Europe. Currently, on loan at AC Milan from Chelsea, the Spaniard striker could either make a return to Atletico Madrid, or Liverpool this January transfer window.