United moved back into second place in the Premier League after ending a frustrating run of three successive draws during the congested Christmas period. "Our pride, our effort, everything was top class and on top of it we played very well. It wasn't a performance of tired boys, with the worst possible calendar," Mourinho said. "Jesse is more consistent, he is adaptable, he is going in a good direction."
"The kings of the rock 'n' roll that said I wasn't performing last month will now say I'm performing." Mourinho was in top form following United's 2-0 victory at Everton pic.twitter.com/8IMiQn84Me— Goal (@goal) January 1, 2018
United are 12 points behind leaders Manchester City, who host Watford on Tuesday, and two points ahead of third placed Chelsea, who play Arsenal on Wednesday. With Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah missing due to thigh and groin injuries respectively and Roberto Firmino left on the bench, Sadio Mane was the lone member of Liverpool's 'Fab Four' to start at rain-lashed Turf Moor.
Paul Pogba has been involved in 10 goals in 12 Premier League games this season (three goals, seven assists) – one more than he was involved in the whole of last season in 30 games#MUFC pic.twitter.com/13ALCBXZOB— Goal (@goal) January 1, 2018
Liverpool's third successive win extended their unbeaten league run to 13 games as they cemented their place in the top four. "A very difficult game, the weather made it so hard, windy, rainy," Klopp said. "This is one of the toughest places to play all season. Did we deserve to win? I don't care. We got the three points."
Klopp is proud to have 'two of the three best African players' and he will not stand in their way ahead of the award ceremony this week, despite Friday night's Merseyside derby pic.twitter.com/3D9XiQG6Sj— Goal (@goal) January 1, 2018
Algeria duo Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani inspired Leicester's 3-0 win over Huddersfield. Claude Puel's side took the lead through Mahrez in the 53rd minute, the winger meeting Marc Albrighton's cross with a well-taken volley for his eighth goal of the season.
With wins over West Ham and Stoke, Newcastle won back-to-back away Premier League matches for the first time since November 2014 pic.twitter.com/MBXrVGxnY3— Premier League (@premierleague) January 1, 2018
With Leicester striker Jamie Vardy sidelined by a groin injury, Islam Slimani who marked only his second league start this season with his first league goal since April - a chipped finish in the 60th minute. Albrighton's 90th minute goal capped a good afternoon for Leicester, who ended a four-match winless run. Callum Wilson's second goal in three games earned Bournemouth a 2-2 draw at south coast rivals Brighton. RESULTS Brighton 2 (Knockaert 5, Murray 48) Bournemouth 2 (S. Cook 33, Wilson 79) Burnley 1 (Gudmundsson 87) Liverpool 2 (Mane 61, Klavan 90+4) Everton 0 Manchester United 2 (Martial 57, Lingard 81) Leicester 3 (Mahrez 53, Slimani 60, Albrighton 90+2) Huddersfield 0 Stoke City 0 Newcastle United 1 (Perez 73)
Leicester's Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton both scored and made goals against Huddersfield - Mahrez’s first goal-assist double since February 2016, Albrighton's since August 2015 pic.twitter.com/dUylz1NBvk— Premier League (@premierleague) January 1, 2018