League leaders Leicester City nine match unbeaten streak came to a crashing end at Anfield as Christian Beteke second half strike earned the Reds a 1-0 win, who joined Tottenham and Manchester City among the victorious sides of the Saturday 26 December matches.
Benteke, a 38th minute substitute for injured Divock Origi, side footed a low cross past Kapser Schmeichel for the all important goal.
Chelsea’s interim manager Guus Hiddink bowed in with a 2-2 draw against Watford, thanks to a brace from Diego Costa.
The Spanish double was however put to shade with the Hornets striking pair of Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo striking at both ends to seal a draw for Quique Flores team who got off the hook as Oscar tripped over to miss a penalty late on.
Swansea cantered to a deserved 1-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion with Ki Su Yeng bagging the only goal after just ten minutes in as the Welsh side held out to claim first win in over two months.
Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne was the star against Sunderland, setting up two goals and scoring one in the convincing 4-1 victory over Sunderland.
Raheem Sterling, Yaya Toure and Winfried Bony, who had a missed a penalty, claiming the goals for Man City as Fabio Borini slotted the consolation for the out of form Black Cats .
Harry Kane was also on the double as Spurs edged out Norwich City 3-0 at the Canaries to move up fourth in the log as Tom Carrol bagged the last goal for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
Jordan Ayew struck from the spot to hand Villa a 1-1 home draw against West ham United who scored through Aaron Cresswell.
Earlier, Manchester United’s dismal season hit a new low with a 0-2 defeat at Brittania Stadium courtesy of a first half double from Bojan Krjkic opener and Marco Arnautovc’s screamer.
And Arsenal’s intentions of moving to the top of the table were brought down after being humiliated 4-0 by Southampton.
Cuco Martina scored the 1st goal in the 19th minute, shane long added the second goal in the 55th minute, Jose Miguel Fonte scored the third in the 69th minute as shane long completed the scoring process in the 90th minute.