Eriksen pleased to make impact

Christian Eriksen said he was delighted to make an impact late on to keep Tottenham in the Premier League title race.

At home to Burnley at Wembley, the match looked to be ending in frustration for Spurs with the Clarets on course to earn a hard-earned point.

However, in stoppage time Eriksen, on as a substitute, scored the only goal of the game, Harry Kane passing for the Dane to strike past Joe Hart.

Earlier the Burnley keeper had been at his best to deny Erik Lamela but Spurs found chances at a premium, Sean Dyche's side retricting them to few clear-cut chances.

In the end though Burnley were left pointless and remain in a struggle at the foot of the table, two points above the bottom three.

Spurs meanwhile stay in the hunt for the title, the three points keeping them third in the table, five points behind leaders Manchester City.

Eriksen afterwards said he was delighted to have scored the decisive goal. He said: "Every time you come on you want to make an impact. To score in extra time was extra nice!

"Any goal if it is your first or number 20 is always very important and it is nice to score. The games are so close if you drop any points… getting in a flow like we are now feeds confidence.

"We try to win every game not just at Christmas! We are in a good situation and feel confident going into any game."

Other games on Saturday saw Crystal Palace pull clear of trouble with a victory at home to Leicester.

Huddersfield remain in the bottom three with a home defeat at the hands of Newcastle, while Cardiff lost away at Watford and Wolves beat Bournemouth 2-0.

Earlier in the day Manchester City went back to the top of the table after beating Everton 3-1.

Spurs are in action in midweek, making the short journey to Arsenal with the north London rivals playing in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup.

Spurs are 19/10 for the win with Arsenal 11/8.

Tottenham are 11/1 to win the game 1-0 while they are 6/1 to win the EFL Cup next year.

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Guardiola pleased with response

Pep Guardiola said he was pleased with the way his Manchester City team responded to defeat at Chelsea, returning to the top of the table after victory over Everton.

City have gone top after beating Everton 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium, Gabriel Jesus scoring twice with Raheen Sterling also getting on the scoresheet. Dominic Calvert-Lewin got the goal for the Toffees which briefly gave them hope at 2-1.

Jesus opened the scoring midway through the first half, getting his first goal since August after being set up by Leroy Sane.

Sane was again the provider for his and City's second soon after half-time. Everton were back in the game through a Calvert-Lewin header but Sterling, on as a substitute, made the game safe for City who bounced back after their first defeat of the league season, at Chelsea last weekend.

That sent Liverpool to the top and they can return there with victory at home to Manchester United on Sunday.

However, City are there for a day at least and Guardiola was delighted with the way his team bounced back well from their setback at Stamford Bridge.

He told the BBC afterwards: "The players responded in a marvellous way. They have top players. Today was tricky, a dangerous, dangerous game.

"Everton is a top side, they draw at Stamford Bridge, at Liverpool it came down to the last second. I am very pleased.

"[Gabriel Jesus] settled so well from the beginning but it is better his family is here and strikers need to score goals. I am pretty sure he scored two nice goals that will be important for him."

City have another game in midweek; they are taking on Leicester City in the quarter-final of the EFL Cup at the King Power Stadium.

City are 4/11 to get the win which takes them to the last four of the competition with the Foxes 15/2. Jesus is 10/3 to score the first goal.

City are 7/4 to win the EFL Cup this season while they are 7/2 to win the Champions League.

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Klopp looks beyond trophies

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he understands the desire for silverware but dismisses it being the only concern.

His team play Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday with a win moving them back to the top of the Premier League.

The Reds have been close to silverware during Klopp's time in charge, being runners-up in the League Cup and the Europa League in 2015-16 and beaten finalists in the Champions League last season.

The Premier League represents a good chance this season with Liverpool shaping up to be the main challengers to champions Manchester City. However Klopp has denied that winning trophies is the only focus.

He told the Daily Telegraph: "What I have to do is make the best of the things the club is offering me – that is what I believe in.

"If people say the Champions League campaign last season was not a success because we didn't win the final then I cannot change that. Is the finish successful? No, but the ride was brilliant. I enjoyed it a lot.

"The pressure is from outside, people saying if I don't win silverware then I have to leave. In the moment you find someone who can do the job better you have to take him."

Liverpool finished fourth in the Premier League last season; runners-up to City were Manchester rivals United but they are struggling to break into the top four this campaign.

They travel to Merseyside 16 points behind Liverpool and eight points adrift of Chelsea who sit fourth.

Liverpool are 8/15 to win the game with United 11/2 and the draw 7/2.

Liverpool look set to be without Joel Matip and Trent Alexander-Arnold for Sunday's game while Jose Mourinho is short on numbers in defence with Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, Matteo Darmian, Luke Shaw, Diogo Dalot and Victor Lindelof all doubtful.

Liverpool are 15/2 to win the game 1-0 while Mo Salah is 3/1 to score the first goal.

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Mourinho demands more desire

Jose Mourinho insists he will not be content to hold on for another goalless draw when his Manchester United team play Liverpool at Anfield.

United have drawn 0-0 with Liverpool on each of their last two visits to Merseyside and another stalemate on Sunday can be backed at 12/1.

Liverpool are at the top of the Premier League table after thrashing Bournemouth 4-0 last weekend and they followed that result up by beating Napoli and confirming their place in the last 16 of the Champions League.

In contrast United are struggling to finish in the top four this season and, even though they will be in Monday's Champions League draw, they contrived to lose to a struggling Valencia side on Wednesday.

United, 7/1 to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season, are 11/2 to beat Liverpool, 5/2 to win the title.

Mourinho said: "I always try [to win a game] and I want to play a team that is capable to be with me on that desire, ambition and confidence. We know we're going to play against the [league] leaders and a team on a high but we have our qualities and our potential.

"Even with the problems we have and doubts in terms of team choice, tactics, approach and philosophy – we have doubts about everything because we don't know which players are available.

"We're going to arrive on Sunday with the players that we're going to have available. We're going to have a team capable of going there and fighting for the victory."

United have only lost one of the their last seven Premier League matches at Anfield, but Mourinho added: "Sunday has nothing to do with what happened in the past. I have to focus on the next match. The next match is the one that is important and that's it."

Ozil set to feature at St Mary’s

Unai Emery has indicated that Mesut Ozil will feature for Arsenal on Sunday in the Gunners' Premier League clash at Southampton.

The 30-year-old German has not played in a Premier League match since the 1-1 draw with Wolves more than a month ago but Emery is keen to use him against Saints, 5/2 to be relegated this season.

The Arsenal boss is also ready to bring Aaron Ramsey back into his starting line-up and says he has a plan to cope with his team's central defensive crisis.

Laurent Koscielny made his first appearance of the season in Thursday's 1-0 win over Qarabag in the Europa League but Sokratis Papastathopoulos is suspended, Shkodran Mustafi has a hamstring strain and Rob Holding's season is over following cruciate knee ligament surgery.

Emery could use Stephan Lichtsteiner, Nacho Monreal, Granit Xhaka or Mohamed Elneny at the heart of his defence, saying: "I believe in my players, in our players, and I think we can use other players [as] centre-backs.

"I have one idea in my mind but we need to [work in training] and to know how they will recover physically, for the possibility of playing on Sunday.

"Mesut Ozil is okay for Sunday. We think yes [Ramsey will be available]. The doctor said to me he thinks on Saturday he can train and be okay for Sunday."

Arsenal, 1/1 to finish in the top four this season, can be backed at 19/20 to beat Southampton at St Mary's.

Poch unsure on Llorente’s plans

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino admits he hasn't spoken to Fernando Llorente who has indicated he wants to leave the club in January.

The 33-year-old striker has scored six goals in 38 appearances for Spurs since signing from Swansea in 2017 but is out of contract at the end of this season.

Llorente has hinted that he would prefer to return to his former club Athletic Bilbao, but Pochettino would only say: "Still we didn't talk. I think it's not a thing we need to plan too much.

"Sometimes in football when the moment arrives we're going to talk and we're going to decide the best for the team, for the club and for the player of course."

Llorente, who has played just 46 minutes in the Champions League and Premier League this season, scored 111 goals in 327 games for Athletic Bilbao between 2005 and 2013.

"If I have the opportunity and they come to talk to me, probably, yes, is the truth," the striker said earlier in the week.

"Come back now or in the summer? I do not know. It does not depend on me. To go out in the winter market they would have to talk to [Tottenham chairman Daniel] Levy and I cannot do anything."

Spurs, 3/10 to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season, are 1/6 to beat Burnley this weekend.

Koscielny in to face Qarabag

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has said that he will give some of the squad a chance to play in the Europa League against Qarabag on Thursday night.

The Gunners are already through to the knockout stages of the competition. They top Group E with four wins and a draw from their five games so far.

Looking ahead to the final group game, at home to the side from Azerbaijan, Emery said, while respecting the competition, he will use it to rotate the squad with Laurent Koscielny likely to feature.

The Frenchman has not played for the first-team since suffering an Achilles injury seven months ago. He has featured in a couple of games for the Gunners Under-23 side and Emery says that while the defender won't be considered for Sunday's Premier League game at Southampton, he will be involved on Thursday night.

Emery told a press conference ahead of the game: "Our first mind in this competition is to be first in the group – which we have done – but we respect this competition and Qarabag.

"Tomorrow our objective is to win, we will give players chance to take responsibility and confidence. We are going to use tomorrow with some different players, with some coming from Under-23s. We also start to play with Laurent Koscielny."

The Arsenal boss also said that Mesut Ozil is ready to return to action. The German midfielder hasn't played since a match against Wolves on 11th November with the club saying he had a back injury.

Emery didn't say whether he would feature against Qarabag, only that he is in the squad and he will decide later whether he will play some part in the game.

The Gunners are 10/11 to win at St Mary's Stadium on Sunday to continue their unbeaten run and further boost their chances of a place in the top four of the Premier League. Southampton are 14/5 with the draw 13/5.

Arsenal are 1/1 to finish in the top four while they are 6/1 to win the Europa League.

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Silva confident goals will come

Marco Silva has defended his strikers at Everton but has not ruled out making a move for another forward in the January transfer window.

The Toffees have scored just two goals in their last four leagues games and are the lowest scorers of the top eight with 21 goals from their 15 games so far.

They are in sixth position in the table, albeit well adrift of Arsenal in fifth and ahead of a match at home to Watford, Silva's previous club, on Monday, the Everton boss is backing his strikers to come good.

He told a press conference: "If you want to just look at the last few games, look at the games we played. It is not easy for strikers to score at Stamford Bridge, and Liverpool have conceded just one goal at home [in the Premier League] this season.

"Yesterday [against Newcastle] we controlled the match and all the moments. We created many chances but just scored one goal. To look at the last four games is not fair because we had chances to score more than one goal. The chances we created in the first half were enough to win the match against Newcastle."

Silva added that all clubs in the Premier League were in the market for a striker who can score 20 goals a season though he stressed he was happy with the players at his disposal.

Everton are 8/11 to win at Goodison Park on Monday night with Watford 4/1 and the draw 5/2.

Silva also told the assembled media that Jordan Pickford had responded well against Newcastle after his error in the 96th minute led to Liverpool winning Sunday's Merseyside derby.

He also said that Morgan Schneiderlin could be fit enough to return against the Hornets on Monday.

Everton are 9/2 to finish in the top six in the Premier League while they are 80/1 to break into the top four.

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Emery expecting Holding absence

Arsenal defender Rob Holding appears to be facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after sustaining a knee injury in the 2-2 draw with Manchester United.

Holding had to be stretchered from the field nine minutes before half-time at Old Trafford, with Gunners head coach Unai Emery expecting bad news to be confirmed when Holding is assessed.

He told reporters after the draw: "The worst for us was the news with Rob Holding. We are going to wait for what the doctor tells us, but it is maybe a big injury. We are going to wait, it is his knee.

"The other is Aaron Ramsey, but it is a small injury with him."

Midfielder Ramsey limped out of the clash with the Red Devils at half-time, with Emery content with a point, while also feeling that his side could have taken all three points.

The Spaniard added: "I think we controlled the game, the second half better than the first. We could have won this match in certain moments, but they equalised very quickly after both of our goals.

"We need to improve defensively, but we need to have balance and not lose our attacking chances.

"We perhaps lost a bit of control there, but we created lots of chances after 2-2 and I am very proud of our performance. We wanted to win, but we can feel this point is good."

Having dropped to fifth place in the table, Arsenal are now 10/11 to secure a top-four finish come the end of the season, with Chelsea priced at 4/9 and Tottenham 4/11.

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Aubameyang urged to keep scoring

Arsenal boss Unai Emery believes former Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can be the Premier League's top scorer this season.

The 29-year-old grabbed a brace in the 4-2 victory against local rivals Tottenham on Sunday to bring his goal tally in the top-flight this season to 10.

Aubameyang is 10/11 to score at any time against Manchester United on Wednesday and 4/1 to be the Premier League's leading goalscorer in 2018/19. Mo Salah can be backed at 11/2 and Sergio Aguero at 10/3.

Aubameyang, who has also found the net twice in the Europa League this season, moved to the Gunners from Borussia Dortmund in January for £56million and has already scored 20 Premier League goals in only 27 appearances for the north London outfit.

Emery said ahead of the Old Trafford clash: "I want him to continue improving and his challenge is also collective and individual.

"I want his challenge to be that he has the opportunity to be the best scorer in the Premier League. We want to help him achieve this and that is because, if he is scoring, he is helping us.

"In the last two matches he has had a very big performance, working and scoring. I want to say to him, 'Don't stop, continue with this commitment every match'."