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Premier League talking points: Liverpool title and Man Utd treble among six key things

The Manchester derby was certainly the attention-grabbing fixture of the weekend in the Premier League.

But there was plenty of controversial calls, magic moments and defining results on Saturday and Sunday.

Liverpool’s narrow win over Bournemouth and Manchester City’s defeat at Old Trafford means the Reds are within touching distance of the title.

Three teams, meanwhile, sit on 27 points at the other end of the table, with the race to avoid relegation as tight as possible.

VAR is never not involved in the action, and Chelsea called on the old boys to teach Everton a lesson at Stamford Bridge.

With Leicester vs Aston Villa still to come on Monday night, Starsport has picked out six big talking points from the weekend’s action.

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United’s treble derby delight

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United have officially become City’s bogey team, having beaten them not once, not twice, but three times this season.

In fact, those three derby triumphs have all come in the space of just three months.

United prevailed 2-1 winners in the Premier League at the Etihad back in December, and then won 1-0 away in their Carabao Cup semi-final second leg.

Goals from Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay inflicted another damaging defeat on Pep Guardiola’s men today.

Anthony Martial was a constant threat for Manchester United against Manchester City
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Liverpool closing in on title

The Reds fought from behind to see off Bournemouth 2-1 at Anfield in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off.

Another underwhelming display from Jurgen Klopp’s team off the back of their FA Cup loss at Chelsea means they really are stumbling towards the finish line.

A massive 25-point gap, though, can hardly see them take too much criticism. Two wins would now see Liverpool win the league.

And if City fail to beat Arsenal and Burnley before Liverpool even next kick a…

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