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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Ranieri: We fight to the end

Claudio Ranieri hopes his Fulham team can add some defensive steel to their play when they entertain West Ham on Saturday evening.

The Cottagers have conceded 40 goals in their first 16 top-flight games of the season following last term's promotion via the play-offs and have yet to keep a clean sheet.

They are bottom of the table after losing 11 games so far, while the Hammers are on a high after winning their last three matches.

Fulham are 2/1 to beat Manuel Pellegrini's team in the London derby while they are 10/3 to keep a clean sheet in the match and 1/1 not to be relegated this season.

Former Leicester City and Chelsea boss Ranieri said: "We're meeting a team who scored three goals in each of their last three matches.

"For us it's important to find a solution to score the goals and stay together because they have very good players, good quality players. Sooner or later we'll make our first clean sheet. I hope sooner than later, of course.

"A team is only relegated when the mathematics say so. It's important to fight until the end.

"I remember Leicester, before I arrived, were at the bottom before their last eight matches, and at the end they were safe with Nigel Pearson. We can do the same. Never stop being hopeful, be positive always."

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."

Hughton aims to get balance right

Brighton manager Chris Hughton has confirmed that he has a full-strength squad to choose from for the game against Chelsea apart from the suspended Shane Duffy.

This season the Seagulls have only lost once at the Amex Stadium where they have picked up 14 of their 21 points and they beat Crystal Palace 3-1 in their last home game, despite playing for over half the encounter with 10 men.

However, Chelsea are on a high after beating previously undefeated Manchester City 2-0 at Stamford Bridge last weekend.

Brighton are 13/2 to beat Maurizio Sarri's team and 7/1 to win the match by a one-goal margin.

Hughton said: "Every time we play against a top-six team it's a marker of our progress, and I hope we've learnt.

"We'll be without Shane Duffy as he serves the second match of his three-game suspension. Jose Izquierdo took a knock a few games ago but has been in better shape recently.

"He's a late decision but apart from that we have everybody available – Alireza Jahanbakhsh is back fit now and he's been training with us.

"Chelsea have adapted very well [to having a new manager]. Any team that beats Manchester City at the moment has to have quality. But it's also about our game. We know we'll have to defend well but we have to be in the game ourselves and show our best qualities too."

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.

Pep hints at De Bruyne return

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has indicated that Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne and John Stones could all be fit enough to face Everton on Saturday.

Argentina international Aguero has missed City's last four matches, including the 2-0 loss at Chelsea last weekend, while Stones had to be substituted during the midweek Champions League triumph over Hoffenheim.

Belgium international De Bruyne has missed most of the season because of knee injuries with his last appearance coming in the League Cup victory against Fulham at the beginning of November.

David Silva, Danilo, Benjamin Mendy and Claudio Bravo are all currently sidelined but Guardiola is refusing to panic even though the hectic festive schedule is just around the corner.

The City boss said of Aguero: "He did the last two training sessions. On Thursday, he trained with the team. He has no pain and we will decide.

"With Keven De Bruyne, it is the same case as Sergio – he has no pain but we will see.

"On Thursday he (Stones) was in treatment. Today he is training. We will see how they feel because when you have just 60 hours of recovery (it is difficult). We will see.

"But we are not going to sign anyone in January."

City, 7/2 to win the Champions League this season, can be backed at 8/1 to beat Everton 3-0 and at 11/10 to keep a clean sheet against Marco Silva's side.

Hodgson desperate to lift curse

Roy Hodgson is upbeat about his Crystal Palace team's chances of recording a victory against Leicester City on Saturday at Selhurst Park.

The 16th-placed Eagles, who will be without Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke this weekend, have only won three of their first 16 Premier League matches of the campaign and scored just 13 goals.

However, Palace won the corresponding fixture last term 5-0 and also triumphed 3-0 at the King Power Stadium, so Hodgson knows how to beat the Foxes.

He said: "While it's too soon for [Christian] Benteke – he's out training and we're very happy with that – the other players are all fit so that's positive.

"All curses have to be lifted in one way and there's only one way we can do that. It [the game against Leicester] is an opportunity. [Having not won without Zaha] is a fact and it will be a fact until such time as we play a game with him unable to play and we win. There's an opportunity on Saturday and we'll try to take it.

"We're not letting a lot in, especially if you take away the last two games. We need to take our chances more, we like to play a lot in the opponent's half and we get a lot of balls into the opponent's penalty area."

Palace, 11/2 to be relegated this season, can be backed at 13/8 to beat Leicester City on Saturday.

More injury woe for Terriers

David Wagner has revealed that Danny Williams is the latest Huddersfield Town player to have sustained a long-term injury.

The Terriers star has been ruled out for 10 weeks with a medial ligament injury.

Aaron Mooy, Abdelhamid Sabiri and club captain Tommy Smith have all recently been ruled out of action for lengthy spells.

There is some good news for Wagner though as Terence Kongolo (knee) and Jonathan Hogg (groin) are back in training and look set to be available for Saturday's home clash against Newcastle United, a game Huddersfield are 8/5 to win.

"Unfortunately, on Wednesday, Danny Williams got injured as well," said Wagner. "He has a medial ligament injury which is not isolated, so this means he will be longer sidelined than Aaron [Mooy].

"We expect 10 weeks. This is not something which we wanted, to lose three midfield players and Tommy Smith in a week long-term, but this is part of the game. Now it is about how we deal with it."

Williams has only played in four games so far this season but his absence may mean that Juninho Bacuna is handed his first Premier League start this weekend.

Huddersfield are 8/15 to be relegated this season while Newcastle are 11/4 to go down.