Spurs took advantage of Chelsea and Arsenal dropping points to move back up to third with a comfortable 3-1 win over Southampton, whose new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl watched on from the stands at Wembley.
After losing to Chelsea and Manchester City early on in the season, Emery's Arsenal have gone on a 20-match unbeaten run in all competitions, which continued with a 2-2 draw away at Manchester United on Wednesday.
Given the relentless pace being set by City at the top of the table, Liverpool couldn't afford any slip ups at Turf Moor despite Jurgen Klopp making seven changes with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino left on the bench and Sadio Mane missing through injury.
It looked like that decision might backfire when Burnley took the lead in the 54th minute through Jack Cork.
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The one negative for Liverpool was the sight of Joe Gomez leaving the field on a stretcher because of an ankle injury. And the coach knows it.
To have bagged four goals from the flanks against the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City all in the same season in this dire Manchester United side has to be a good thing one way or the other. "They are proving in England that they are very hard to beat".
Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota struck in a four-minute spell either side of the hour mark.
Though the goal restored Arsenal's lead at Old Trafford, their joy was short-lived.
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Mourinho fielded a patched-up Manchester United side against Arsenal, but there was still no room for French World Cup victor Paul Pogba. Most notably, both Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku were benched.
"I told you at the beginning of this press conference, on Tuesday against Bournemouth, they played a very good match". A front two of Martial and Rashford with Lingard behind caused problems last night and Mata and Sanchez could also play in the system.
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Fulham edged to within a point of safety despite blowing the lead in a 1-1 draw with Leicester.