Liverpool overcome Luton Town scare to deal Man City blow in Premier League title race

Luton Town took an early lead but Liverpool won in convincing fashion to move four points clear at the top of the Premier League
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Liverpool fought from a goal behind against Luton Town to move four points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Manchester City fans were jumping for joy at half-time as Chiedozie Ogbene gave the Hatters a first-half advantage. Just as they did against the Reds and City at the back end of last year, Luton took the lead against all odds.

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Rob Edwards’ side held the advantage for 44 minutes until Virgil van Dijk levelled proceedings shortly after the break. Goals from Cody Gakpo, Luis Diaz and Harvey Elliott wrapped up the game to assert Liverpool’s dominance at the Premier League summit.

Anything other than a win would have handed the advantage to Man City and Arsenal. Both clubs have a game on hand, with the Gunners competing in the Champions League as Liverpool beat Luton.

The result also means the Reds cannot sacrifice top spot following this weekend’s round of fixtures - despite their Carabao Cup appearance. Liverpool take on Chelsea this weekend at the Wembley showpiece, piling pressure on City and Arsenal to get results.

Pep Guardiola’s men travel to Bournemouth while Arsenal host Newcastle United hoping to avenge their controversial defeat at St James’ Park earlier this season. City are set to take on both title rivals next month in fixtures that are crucial to the Premier League race.

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As for Luton, they remain in the bottom three - level with Everton - on goal difference. Just nine points separate the Hatters from Fulham in 12th, with the relegation race also heating up ahead of the run-in.