The English Premier League leaders caught a break in the first half Saturday, and their leading scorer took advantage early in the second.
VAR overturned Crystal Palace's apparent first-half goal against Liverpool FC on Saturday at Selhurst Park, ruling a Palace player pushed a Liverpool defender in the box before James Tomkins' headed effort just before halftime.
In the 49th minute, Sadio Mané gave the Reds a 1-0 lead, chesting the ball to himself and striking it into the ground past Palace keeper Vicente Guaita.
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Mané's eighth goal of the Premier League season moved him two goals clear of Mo Salah for the Liverpool lead, and put the Reds in position to extend their unbeaten streak to 13 games.
With third- and fourth-place Chelsea and Manchester City set to kick off later in the day, Tomkins' header could have opened the door in the title race ever so slightly. But Liverpool, which eventually won 2-1, maintained an eight-point advantage over second-place Leicester City.
No Premier League team has stood in the way of Liverpool (21-1-0; 64 points) this season. Can Wolverhampton Wanderers (8-10-5; 34 points) be the first?
Wolves lost 1-0 at Anfield on Dec. 29, but they've only lost twice at Molineux Stadium this season. The Reds picked up a win there in the league last season, yet they were knocked out of the FA Cup at the Molineux just over a year ago. Nuno Espirito Santo's side need only one point Wednesday to grab sole possession of fifth place, and ending Liverpool's undefeated season would leave Wolves just three points back of fourth.
The league-leading Reds can extend their unbeaten streak to an astounding 40 matches, and that would leave Liverpool just nine games clear of matching Arsenal's all-time Premier League unbeaten streak (49 games). They would become only the third English club to cross the 40-match plateau, joining Arsenal and Chelsea.
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Here's how to watch Thursday's Wolves-Liverpool match live online and on TV.
When: Thursday, Jan. 23 at 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT
Online: NBC Sports
With the end of the winter transfer window looming, every Tottenham Hotspur (8-7-8; 31 points) match could be Christian Eriksen's last.
Spurs manager José Mourinho confirmed the Danish midfielder will be in the squad Wednesday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium against Norwich City (4-5-14; 17 points), but how much longer is anyone's guess. Eriksen has been linked to a move with Inter Milan, and the club's sporting director said Monday that the Italian giants have submitted a bid. Eriksen reportedly turned down a contract extension with Spurs earlier this season, and the clock is ticking on Tottenham's ability to get any kind of transfer fee for him, as his contract is set to run out this summer.
Norwich frustrated Tottenham in a 2-2 draw at Carrow Road on Dec. 28, twice taking the lead over Spurs. The Canaries got a big boost in their quest to avoid relegation Saturday, beating fellow cellar-dwellers Bournemouth at Carrow Road. They're still six points from safety, though, so Wednesday's match firmly is in must-win territory.
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Here's how to watch Wednesday's Tottenham Hotspur-Norwich City match exclusively streaming on NBC Sports Gold.
When: Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT
Stream: NBC Sports Gold
You can also watch Leicester City-West Ham streaming exclusively on NBC Sports Gold during that window.