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# title race

This month
January 2023
# title race
United return to site of their Ground Zero as Ten Hag's rebuild inspires title talk
Victory over Crystal Palace tonight a must to maintain momentum ahead of Sunday’s trip to leaders Arsenal.
Last year
2022
# title race
A winner-takes-all showdown but three contenders - WNL going right down to the wire
After a dramatic penultimate round of fixtures, it’s all eyes on Saturday.
# title race
Shamrock Rovers on brink of Premier Division title after another perfect storm
St Patrick’s Athletic took an early lead before the Hoops cruised to a 4-1 win in front of 7,469 supporters at Tallaght Stadium.
# title race
Steyn to start at fly-half for Springboks against Argentina
South Africa and New Zealand are level on 14 points entering the final round.
# WNL
Shelbourne knocked off top spot as Stephanie Roche strikes late
Wexford Youths took over from champions after a 5-1 victory over Cork City.
# title race
History is likely to repeat itself on Sunday, but don't rule out final-day drama
While Manchester City and Liverpool would both be worthy Premier League champions, there could yet be a faller at the last, writes John Brewin.
# Boost
Under-strength Liverpool prevail to bring Premier League title race to final day
Jurgen Klopp was without several important players against Southampton tonight.
# Wrap
Galway brush aside Wexford to maintain promotion push
Elsewhere, third-place Waterford won 4-2 against Cobh at the RSC.
# top of the klopps
Klopp urges Liverpool players to ignore what title rivals Man City do
The Reds face Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday following their 2-1 win at Aston Villa in the Premier League.
# title race
Shelbourne move clear at the top as Peamount drop two points at home
Shels were 5-0 winners over Treaty United, while Bohemians held Peas to a 1-1 draw.
# title race
Liverpool beat Newcastle to go top of the Premier League
Rivals Man City can reclaim first place if they beat Leeds later today.
# title race
Inter outplay Jose Mourinho's Roma to go top of the pile in Serie A
Inter are one point clear of city rivals AC Milan.
# no room for error
Pep Guardiola admits any slip by Man City would see Liverpool win title
A 3-0 win at home to Brighton returned the Spaniard’s side to the top of the Premier League table.
# title race
Milan beat Genoa to hold Serie A summit amid takeover talk
Attention now turns to Napoli, who host in-form Roma on Monday evening.
# title race
Trent Alexander-Arnold admits Liverpool need Manchester City to suffer upset
A thrilling 2-2 draw at the Etihad left the situation at the top of the Premier League unchanged with Pep Guardiola’s side leading by one point.
# title race
Liverpool keep pressure on Man City with routine win at Brighton
A 2-0 win at the Amex Stadium lifted Liverpool within three points of the leaders.
# Leaders
Man City survive Everton scare to go six points clear
The Toffees were denied a late penalty as they failed to do neighbours Liverpool a big favour.
# title race
Liverpool hit Leeds for 6 to close in on Man City
Mo Salah scored two penalties amid an easy win.
# title race
'We have to win all our games' - Klopp insists Man City’s defeat changes nothing for Liverpool
City lost 3-2 at home to Tottenham on Sunday to leave Liverpool six points adrift with a game in hand, against Leeds on Wednesday.
# title race
Atalanta hold Inter to give Serie A title hopefuls a boost
Stalemate in Bergamo ends Inter Milan’s eight-match winning run.
All time
# title race
Serie A leaders Inter continue winning run, Napoli stunned by Spezia
A 4-2 win at Empoli moved AC Milan into second.
# title race
Napoli survive late scare to squeeze past AC Milan and reignite title push
Luciano Spalletti’s injury-ravaged side are four points behind champions Inter Milan.
# title race
Captain fantastic's 99th-minute winner seals massive three points for Shelbourne
The Reds keep the pace atop the table after a dramatic 3-2 win over Bohemians.
# title race
Real Madrid stumble in their efforts to narrow the gap to Atletico
Diego Simeone’s side now find themselves three points clear at the top of La Liga.
# title race
Rachael Blackmore returns to action with win at Fairyhouse after Grand National heroics
Blackmore is closing in on leader Paul Townend in the race to become Champion Jockey.
# Boost
Inter beat champions Juventus to move level with Serie A leaders Milan
And in France, Metz ended Lyon’s run and PSG took the Ligue 1 lead.
# title race
Messi makes 500th La Liga appearance as Suarez's late winner helps Atletico reclaim top spot
Barcleona defeated Huesca while Atletico Madrid overcame Alaves.
# title race
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer delighted with win over Aston Villa but wary of title talk
Anthony Martial and Bruno Fernandes scored to earn Manchester United a 2-1 victory.
# title race
Manchester United draw level with Liverpool at Premier League summit
Anthony Martial and Bruno Fernandes were the goalscorers in tonight’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa.
# title race
Rangers keep up leading pace with 3-0 win at St Johnstone
Celtic beat Ross County 2-0, but the 10-in-a-row chasers are 16 points behind.
# title race
The two teams most likely to topple Liverpool face off
Tottenham and Chelsea will be aiming to outline their title credentials on Sunday.
# title race
Luiz Suarez the match-winner as Barcelona send rivals Espanyol down
A cagey contest at Camp Nou exploded into life for six frantic minutes at the start of the second half.
# within touching distance
'It'll be a massive weight lifted to finally get over the line' - Watch our Premier League Zoom event in full
Jason McAteer and Gareth Roberts of The Anfield Wrap chatted to The42′s Gavan Casey and Gavin Cooney ahead of the restart.
# title race
Football back with a bang in Portugal as leaders Porto are stunned by top-flight newcomers
Aided by Famalicao’s 2-1 win, Benfica can take top spot tomorrow.
# live sport klaxon
Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund recommence eagerly-awaited German title race
The reigning champions are in control but it is still all to play for heading into the weekend’s fixtures.
# title race
Leipzig replace Bayern at Bundesliga summit while Leverkusen leave it late against Union Berlin
Bayern Munich will need to beat Cologne on Sunday to get top spot back from RB Leipzig, who beat Werder Bremen 3-0.
# title race
Edouard nets brace for rampant Celtic while Hagi keeps Rangers in touch with late winner
The champions won 4-0 at third-placed Motherwell while Gheorge Hagi’s son kept the gap at seven points as he fired Rangers past Hibs.
AS IT HAPPENED
Liverpool v Watford, Premier League
Jurgen Klopp’s side aimed to keep the momentum going at home this afternoon.
# runaway leaders
Van Dijk at the double but Alisson sent off as Liverpool go 11 points clear at top of Premier League
Reds survive a nervy finish to equal their longest unbeaten run in the top flight and capitalise on another Manchester City slip-up with a 2-1 win over Brighton.
AS IT HAPPENED
Liverpool v Brighton and Hove Albion, Premier League
10-man Liverpool hold on for a 2-1 win over the Seagulls to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to 11 points.