Record start for Liverpool as Southampton gains redemption

By gaining redemption for one of the darkest days in its history, Southampton succeeded in pushing record-breaking Liverpool even closer to its first English league title in 30 years.

A 2-1 win at Leicester on Saturday gave Southampton a measure of revenge for its humiliating 9-0 loss to the same opponent in the Premier League 2½ months ago. That loss was the club’s biggest ever and the heaviest home defeat in the country’s long history of top-flight soccer.

At the same time, it gave Liverpool a chance to pull further clear at the top in its quest to reclaim the biggest prize in English soccer. The Reds didn’t waste it, beating Tottenham 1-0 a couple of hours later
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