Manchester United's Premier League match against Liverpool is postponed after large number of protesting fans storm pitch as part of protest against club's American owners.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham desert plans to join breakaway Super League, imploding the breakaway project after backlash from their supporters and warnings from government.
European football's governing body UEFA says players from the 12 major clubs could face international exile while calling splinter league "a cynical project... founded on the self-interest of a few clubs".
The winner of the Uefa Europa League earns an automatic spot in the far more lucrative Uefa Champions League.
In a game where clear-cut chances were sparse, the highlight of a dull opening quarter came when a streaker somehow managed to find his way onto the pitch, despite crowds not being allowed to attend the match due to Covid-19 protocols.
City beat Arsenal 1-0 thanks to Raheem Sterling’s second-minute header to preserve its lead over Man United and Leicester, which both also won their respective matches. City’s last defeat in any competition? That 2-0 loss at Tottenham, 26 games ago.
It is the second consecutive campaign Saints have suffered a 9-0 thrashing after Leicester last season at St Mary's equalled the record set by United against Ipswich in 1995.
Liverpool fell behind to a second-minute lob by former striker Danny Ings and had a penalty claim dismissed when Georginio Wijnaldum's shot from inside the box was blocked by the hand of Jack Stephens.
The 33-year-old Uruguayan used the word "negrito" in an Instagram post last month after beating Southampton on November 29, before taking it down and apologising.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have eased fears of being dragged into a relegation battle with a stunning 3-1 win over Chelsea, as Manchester United's Premier League title challenge stumbled after they conceded a late equaliser to draw at Leicester.
Meanwhile, Spurs were top of the table before their midweek clash with Liverpool but now find themselves six points adrift of the champions after a damaging 2-0 defeat at home.
Chelsea beat Leeds United 3-1 in front of 2,000 spectators at Stamford Bridge while Manchester United fought back from a goal down to win 3-1 at West Ham United.
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