PREMIER LEAGUE – BURNLEY v LIVERPOOL
Burnley 1 (Gudmindsson)
Liverpool 2 (Mane, Klavan)
At Turf Moor, Burnley
Liverpool added another Christmas win at Burnley, again leaving it very late. Sadio mane gave the Reds the lead on 63 minutes, Berg Gudmindsson equalised with 3 minutes left and it looked like Liverpool had thrown another lead away. Bu in the final minute Ragnar Klavan got his first goal to give Liverpool all three points.
PREMIER LEAGUE – LEICESTER CITY v HUDDERSFIELD TOWN
Leicester City 3 (Mahrez, Slimani, Albrighton)
Huddersfield Town 0
At The King Power Stadium, Leicester
Riyad Magrez was the star of the show scoring one and creating one as Leicester claimed the points against Huddersfield. Mahrez opened the scoring then set up Islam Slimani for number two. Marc Albrighton completed the victory in injury time.
CHAMPIONSHIP – DERBY COUNTY v SHEFFIELD UNITED
Derby County 1 (Vydra)
Sheffield United 1 (Clarke)
At Pride Park, Derby
The two leading Championship scorers shared a goal each as Derby remain in 2nd place in the table. Matej Vydra got his 14th of the season from the Penalty Spot to give the Rams the lead at the break. Leon Clarke heading the equaliser for the Blades in an even game where the result was about fair.
CHAMPIONSHIP – LEEDS UNITED v NOTTINGHAM FOREST
Leeds United 0
Nottingham Forest 0
At Elland Road, Leeds
Nottingham Forest without a manager rode their luck to earn a point at Leeds. Kemar Roofe hit the crossbar for the home side. Ben Brereton had Forest’s best chance. A well earned point for Forest who had to do most of the defending.
LEAGUE 1 – ROCHDALE v BLACKPOOL
Rochdale 1 (Kitching)
Blackpool 2 (Delfouneso, Mellor)
At Spotland, Rochdale
Blackpool got the new year off to a winning start with a good away performance at Rochdale. Nathan Delfouneso and Kelvin Mellor got the goals for the Tangerines. Mark Kitching got an injury time consolation for the home side but it was too little too late.The win moves Blackpool up to 13th in League 1.
LEAGUE 2 – MANSFIELD TOWN v CARLISLE UNITED
Mansfield Town 3 (Hemmings 2, Bennett)
Carlisle United 1 (Devitt)
At Field Mill, Mansfield
Kane Hemmings scored twice as Mansfield move into the play off picture after victory over Carlisle. Hemmings opener was added to by Rhys Bennett before half time. Jamie Devitt’s penalty gave Carlisle hope but Hemming’s second finished the contest as the Stags continue their recent good form.
LEAGUE 2 – NEWPORT COUNTY v EXETER CITY
Newport County 2 (Amond, Willmott)
Exeter City 1 (Stockley)
At Rodney Parade, Newport, Wales
A spectacular 30 yard strike gave the Exiles a New Years day win over Execter. Padraig Amond headed Newport ahead but Jason Stockley equalised for the Devon side shortly after the break. Robbie Wilmott’s long range effort on 66 minutes was the winner moving Newport up to 11th, and only 3 points off the play off places.
LEAGUE 2 – NOTTS COUNTY v PORT VALE
Notts County 1 (Stead)
Port Vale 0
At Meadow Lane, Nottingham
Notts County maintained their promotion push after a late victory over Port vale at Meadow Lane. With four minutes left Jon Stead was pushed in the back and converted the Penalty himself. The Magpies deserved their win and were denied a number of times by Keeper Ryan Boot who kept out Jonathan Forte and Ryan Yates before the breakthrough finally came.
NATIONAL LEAGUE – AFC FYLDE v TRANMERE ROVERS
AFC Fylde 5 (Rowe, Muldoon, Francis-Angol, Tunnicliffe, Tasdemir)
Tranmere Rovers 2 (Banks, Jennings)
At Mill Farm, Wesham
Tranmere’s play off hopes took a hit as they were thrashed by AFC Fylde. Danny Rowe, Jack Muldoon and Zaine Francis-Angol all grabbed goals in a superb first half showing by the home team to lead 3-0 at the break. Tranmere made more of a game of it in the second half. Ollie Banks and a late Connor Jennings goals brough some consolation for Rovers but not before Jordan Tunnicliffe and Serhat Tasdemir had added further goals for Fylde in a 5-2 scoreline.
NATIONAL LEAGUE – GUISELEY v CHESTER FC
Guiseley 1 (Palmer)
Chester FC 1 (James)
At Nethermoor Park. Guiseley
Chester threw away a chance to secure a vital three points against Guiseley in a draw that help neither at the bottom of the table. James Akintunde put through Kingsley James to give Chester the lead. However Ashley Palmer’s injury time equaliser means Chester remain eight points adrift of safety
NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH – SOUTHPORT v CHORLEY
Southport 3 (Morgan, Sheron, Sampson)
At Haig Avenue, Southport
Southport produced their best performance for some time to take the points in a comfortable victory against Chorley. David Morgan put the Sangrounders ahead before half-time. Nathon Sheron and Jack Sampson added further goals as it finished 3-0. The win moves Southport out of the drop zone.
MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN
Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)