By Daniel Chokoe
Liverpool dominated as Gerrard scores a ton of goals:
Liverpool slipped to third after a 2-2 draw at Newcastle United with skipper Steven Gerrard scoring his 100th league goal from a penalty.
Newcastle played for the whole of the second half with 10 men after French defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa was sent off shortly before halftime. Although they trailed twice, Liverpool dominated the depleted home side and deserved more than a point.
Chelsea continues the 4-1 London lessons to go 2nd:
Chelsea, who started the day in third place, fell behind to Cardiff City after some woeful defending by David Luiz who allowed Jordan Mutch to score after 10 minutes.
Eden Hazard equalised in the 33rd minute after Samuel Eto’o nipped in to steal the ball from goalkeeper David Marshall as he was bouncing it up and down. Eto’o, Oscar and Hazard put the issue beyond doubt with goals in the second half.
Red Devils held by Southampton:
Manchester United slipped up at Old Trafford, held to a 1-1 draw by fourth-placed Southampton.
Robin van Persie scored for United in the 26th minute before Dejan Lovren equalised for the Saints a minute from the end of normal time.
David Moyes continues to find out how hard it is to be at the helm of a top team, as he struggles to find his feet at Manchester United.