Liverpool FC clearly won the derby at Everton FC and humiliated their neighbors 4-1 (2-1) on Wednesday evening.

The Reds remain third in the Premier League table because Chelsea and Manchester City have also won their games.

Chelsea defended first place with a 2: 1 (1: 1) at Watford FC.

The table runner-up Man City won 2-1 (2-0) at Aston Villa.

Liverpool celebrated the victory in the Merseyside derby thanks mainly to the outstanding double goalscorer Mohamed Salah (19th / 64th minute). Jordan Henderson (9th) and Diogo Jota (79th) also met at Goodison Park for Jürgen Klopp's team. The interim connection goal for Everton, which is trained by the former Liverpool coach Rafael Benitez, scored Demarai Gray (38th). The troubled toffees were booed by their own fans after the final whistle.

Top runners Chelsea won at Watford after the game was interrupted after 13 minutes due to a medical emergency in the stands. When the score was 0-0, a spectator had suffered a cardiac arrest. He was taken to a hospital and stabilized. After half an hour the game was continued. Mason Mount (29th) and Hakim Ziyech (72nd) scored for coach Thomas Tuchel's team, Emmanuel Dennis (43rd) for the hosts.

Pep Guardiola's Man City struggled to win against Aston Villa, who had strengthened under new coach Steven Gerrard.

Rúben Dias (27th) and Bernardo Silva (43rd) scored the goals for the Cityzens away at Villa Park, in which Ilkay Gündogan and Kevin de Bruyne, who was not quite fit after a corona infection, were not in the squad.

The interim equalizer for Villa was achieved by Ollie Watkins (47th).

Real Madrid defeat Athletic Bilbao

In the Spanish Primera División, record champions Real Madrid are putting their pursuers under pressure.

The team of 2014 world champion Toni Kroos defeated Athletic Bilbao 1-0 (1-0) in a catch-up game on Wednesday and is at the top of the table seven points ahead of their city rivals Atletico, who played one game less.

The French international Karim Benzema (40th) secured Real the fifth league win in a row. Before Christmas, Los Blancos will be playing against Bilbao again - on December 22nd, this time in an early duel.

Soccer superstar Lionel Messi presented the Ballon d'Or, while his club colleague Gianluigi Donnarumma proudly showed the Yachine trophy for the best goalkeeper before the start of the top game in Ligue 1 between Paris Saint-Germain and OGC Nice.

The Paris goalkeeper later showed his skills on the lawn and was challenged more than he would have liked.

The superior front runner from Paris, who had to do without the injured Brazilian Neymar, did not get more than 0-0 against the guests on Wednesday evening.

Paris is still twelve points ahead of Second Olympique Marseille in Ligue 1, but has already played one more game.