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Watch Liverpool FC's Fabinho, Mo Salah score early vs. Manchester City

Watch Liverpool FC's Fabinho, Mo Salah score early vs. Manchester City

In the English Premier League's biggest match of the season to date, Liverpool FC got on the front foot early in a 3-1 win over Manchester City. 

The league leaders led 2-0 within the first 15 minutes Sunday at Anfield, thanks to Fabinho's sixth-minute screamer from outside the box and Mo Salah's 13th-minute header.  

Liverpool opened the scoring while Manchester City was slow to defend the Reds' counter-attack, disputing the referee's decision to not award a handball on Trent Alexander-Arnold. City controlled the early portions of the match, and Bernardo Silva's pass in the box hit Alexander-Arnold's outstretched arm with City attacker Raheem Sterling running in behind. 

The Premier League's rule changes reflecting the International Football Association Board's "Laws of the Game" this summer called for a foul when a player has made their body "unnaturally bigger," but the referee appeared to determine that Alexander-Arnold's outstretched arm was natural.

Alexander-Arnold surely earned himself additional ire from the City faithful with his wonderfully weighted pass on Liverpool's second goal. The right back switched the ball to left back Andy Robertson, whose subsequent cross to Salah left the ball on a platter for the Egyptian striker's run. 

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Liverpool's offense runs through their flanks, as Alexander-Arnold and Robertson have been the Premier League's most productive passers this calendar year.

You'd have to go back to April 2017 to see the last time Liverpool lost at Anfield, and that streak continued Sunday. Sadio Mané put the game out of reach with a 51st-minute goal, but Liverpool's two quick goals ultimately proved to be too much for City.

Tottenham Hotspur-Burnley live stream: Watch Premier League game online

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Tottenham Hotspur-Burnley live stream: Watch Premier League game online

Tottenham Hotspur suffered their first loss under the guidance of Jose Mourinho on Wednesday, and they will look to bounce back against Burnley on Saturday morning.

Spurs, 3-1 since Mourinho was hired on Nov. 20, currently sit in eighth place in the Premier League table.

Burnley, in 12th place in the Prem, will attempt to snap a three-match losing streak.

Keep an eye on Tottenham's Dele Alli, who has scored four goals in his last three games, including an incredible marker in the loss to Manchester United on Wednesday.

Here's how to watch Tottenham Hotspur-Burnley, exclusively streaming on NBC Sports Gold: 

When: Saturday Dec. 7 at 10:00 a.m. ET/7:00 a.m. PT
Live Stream: NBC Sports Gold

Watford vs. Crystal Palace will also air on NBC Sports Gold during the match window.

Manchester City-United live stream: Watch Premier League game online

Manchester City-United live stream: Watch Premier League game online

Get your popcorn ready. This one is going to be good.

Manchester United and Manchester City face off on Saturday at City of Manchester Stadium in another edition of the Manchester Derby. The rivalry had long been dominated by United, but City have had the upper hand in recent years, going 10-4-2 against the Red Devils over their last 16 encounters.

City have been in great form as of late, with their sole loss over their last 11 matches coming on the road at first-place Liverpool. The Citizens lead the Premier League with 43 goals scored, and are tied with Leicester City for the best goal differential in the Prem. With 32 points, City comfortably sit in third place in the league table.

United, meanwhile, have been a bit inconsistent, but are coming off an impressive 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday. Marcus Rashford scored both goals in that victory, and has now scored seven goals over Man United's last seven games. With 21 points, the Red Devils currently are in sixth place in the Prem standings, two back of Wolverhampton and eight behind Chelsea in fourth.

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Here's how to watch Saturday's Manchester City-Manchester United match online and on TV:

When: Saturday, Dec. 7 at 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT
TV Channel: NBC
Live Stream: NBC Sports