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Premier League reaction & return of European football

2,7312,731viewing this pageGot a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreLive ReportingBy Harry PooleAll times stated are UKPosted at 8:108:10Post updateMan City v West Ham (Wednesday, 19:30 GMT)Liverpool were left free to extend the gap at the top after…

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By Harry Poole

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    Man City v West Ham (Wednesday, 19:30 GMT)

    Liverpool were left free to extend the gap at the top after Manchester City’s game against West Ham was called off last Sunday due to Storm Ciara.

    That game will now be played at Etihad Stadium this Wednesday at 19:30 GMT and will be City’s first match since a 2-0 defeat at Tottenham on 2 February.

    The rearranged fixture has interrupted both teams’ original scheduled winter break, though the Hammers themselves have not played since a 3-3 draw against Brighton on 1 February.

  2. Post update

    Here’s how things look at the Premier League summit.

    More on that intriguing battle for Champions League football shortly.

    Premier League

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  3. ‘The gap is insane’

    Norwich 0-1 Liverpool

    A first top-flight title in 30 years must look inevitable to even the most pessimistic of Liverpool supporters now.

    Jurgen Klopp described his side’s advantage as “outstanding” after Liverpool won 1-0 against bottom-of-the-table Norwich on Saturday to make it 76 points from a possible 78 in the Premier League.

    In a tight game, Sadio Mane came off the bench to score the winner with 12 minutes to play.

    “The gap is so insane, I don’t really understand it,” Klopp said.

    “I am not smart enough. I have not had that before. It is outstanding, so difficult.”

    Jurgen Klopp

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  4. 15 points required

    Norwich 0-1 Liverpool

    Victory over Norwich on Saturday took Liverpool within 15 points of winning the Premier League title – and it also means the prospect of sealing the title at the home of Merseyside rivals Everton on 16 March has edged ever so slightly closer.

    Liverpool’s fifth game from this point, the earliest they can win it if Man City and Leicester do not slip up, is against Crystal Palace at Anfield on 21 March.

    However, that fixture will have to be rescheduled if they reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, which would leave Manchester City fifth in line.

    Manchester United hold the record for the earliest Premier League title win, claiming victory in 2000-01 on 14 April…

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    Jon Spurling: #ripharrygregg – the United goalkeeper who survived the Munich air crash, rescued team mates from the wreckage and who, remarkably, played just 13 days after the disaster. A genuine tough guy in the proper sense of the word.

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    Get Involved

    #bbcfootball or text 81111

    As always, you can get involved with your thoughts and feelings using #bbcfootball or by texting 81111 if you’re in the UK.

    Are you starting to think Liverpool will finish the season unbeaten? Who do you see coming out on top in the battle for Champions League football? And how are the Manchester City fans out there feeling after a difficult week?

    Let me know.

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  8. Man Utd legend Gregg dies

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    First, some sad news to bring you.

    Former Manchester United and Northern Ireland goalkeeper Harry Gregg, hailed as a hero of the 1958 Munich air disaster, has died at the age of 87.

    The Harry Gregg Foundation said that the goalkeeping great “passed away peacefully in hospital surrounded by his loving family”.

    Gregg bravely rescued team-mates and other passengers following the plane crash in which 23 were killed.

    You can read more here.

    Harry Gregg

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  10. Post update

    Good morning all!

    Lots to discuss as always this morning, with plenty for us to look back on and even more to look forward to.

    We’ll get the weekend’s talking points out the way before taking a look at a huge game in the race for a top-four spot this evening, as well as the return of European football this week.

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    The gap just keeps on growing at the top of the Premier League, as Liverpool’s relentless title charge rolls on.

    Sadio Mane

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    However, a 25-point gap is perhaps not at the top of Manchester City’s current concerns.

    Pep Guardiola

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