Everton’s humiliating FA Cup defeat against a youthful Liverpool side has left new manager Carlo Ancelotti with plenty of questions to answer.
Port Vale striker Tom Pope caused a stir at Manchester City, Liverpool continued their dominance over Everton and a small piece of VAR history was made at Selhurst Park during a busy weekend of FA Cup action.
Liverpool’s relentless surge towards the Premier League title continued with a hard-fought victory over Wolves, while Pep Guardiola roused his Manchester City troops in the race for second place.
Rangers closed the gap on Ladbrokes Premiership leaders Celtic to two points – with a game in hand – after sealing a long-awaited victory at Parkhead.
Premier League leaders Liverpool returned to domestic competition with an impressive 4-0 win at Leicester to wrap up an action-packed Boxing Day.
Chelsea secured victory at Tottenham, but an allegation of racism from fans towards Antonio Rudiger was reported during the battle between two London clubs fighting for the Premier League top four.
Managerless clubs Everton and Arsenal meet at Goodison Park, while Frank Lampard faces his former boss Jose Mourinho during another busy weekend of Premier League action.
Liverpool have announced the signing of Red Bull Salzburg playmaker Takumi Minamino.
Liverpool strengthened their grip on the Premier League title race with another win while the top four race was blown wide open.
Celtic returned to the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership with a 2-0 home win over Hibernian, after chasing Rangers had gone a point clear earlier in the day with victory at Motherwell by the same scoreline.
The Premier League season has almost reached its halfway mark, with the games coming thick and fast during a busy period of the campaign.
Another exciting weekend of Scottish football ended with Celtic beating Rangers 1-0 in an enthralling Betfred Cup final at Hampden Park.
Liverpool maintained their relentless march towards the title with Leicester in hot pursuit, while Manchester City came unstuck against their derby rivals.
Quique Sanchez Flores became the second manager sacked by Watford this season, while Premier League leaders Liverpool increased their healthy lead over defending champions Manchester City.
The tightest of margins now separates Celtic and Rangers at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership, with the top two just one goal apart after both sides recorded big victories on Sunday.
Freddie Ljungberg has been appointed as Arsenal’s interim head coach following the sacking of Unai Emery.
Manuel Pellegrini is under pressure at West Ham after a seven-match winless streak plunged them towards the relegation zone.
Prolific Red Bull Salzburg teenager Erling Braut Haaland could pose a major threat to Liverpool’s hopes of defending their Champions League title.
Celtic and Rangers continue to set the pace in the Ladbrokes Premiership, with the Hoops ahead of their rivals on goal difference.
The final week of Euro 2020 qualifying is already under way, with plenty still up for grabs.