Tottenham 0-1 Liverpool, Liverpool create history as they triumph against Tottenham

Tottenham 0-1 Liverpool, Liverpool create history as they triumph against Tottenham

Liverpool have stretched their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 16 points courtesy of a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the English capital.

Roberto Firmino scored the only goal of the match for the Reds, who are now 16 clear of second-placed Leicester City with a game in hand. Tottenham, meanwhile, stay down in eighth spot, nine points off Chelsea in fourth.

The victory also means that Liverpool have made the best-ever start in the 131-year history of English top-flight football, recording their 20th victory from 21 matches.

Next up for Tottenham is an FA Cup third-round replay at home to Middlesbrough on Tuesday night, while Liverpool will continue their league campaign at home to bitter rivals Manchester United next Sunday.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (5-4-1): Gazzaniga; Aurier, Tanganga, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Rose (Lamela 69′); Winks, Eriksen (Lo Celso 69′), Dele, Son; Lucas

LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain (Lallana 61′); Mane (Origi 81′), Firmino, Salah (Shaqiri 91′)