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Premier League winners, losers

Published 1330 GMT (2130 HKT) January 2, 2015
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The busy festive period in the Premier League always produces winners and losers. Even though Chelsea won two of its four matches, things ended on a sour note for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK
Mourinho wasn't happy with the referee in a draw against Southampton and felt aggrieved again in Thursday's 5-3 loss at Tottenham. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK
Harry Kane scored two goals, won a penalty and added an assist in the victory over Chelsea. His play has lifted Tottenham in recent months. Michael Regan/Getty Images
Manchester City won three of its four games. Once eight points adrift of Chelsea, the defending league champion is now level with the Blues atop the standings. Alex Livesey/Getty Images
One of the goals of the season came when City's Yaya Toure hit a thunderbolt into the top corner against Sunderland on Thursday. Alex Livesey/Getty Images
The goals of Frank Lampard, middle, have been crucial for Man City this season. The former Chelsea stalwart came off the bench to score the winner against Sunderland. AFP PHOTO / LINDSEY PARNABY
Tottenham also won three of four games in the past fortnight. Although Kane shone up top, the play of keeper Hugo Lloris shouldn't be forgotten. He sparkled against Manchester United in a 0-0 draw. Michael Regan/Getty Images
On the flip side, Everton lost all four of its games, putting manager Roberto Martinez under pressure. Matthew Lewis/Getty Images
The fiery Neil Warnock became the first manager to lose his job this season in the Premier League. His Crystal Palace has slumped since late September. OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Steven Gerrard converted two penalties in Thursday's 2-2 draw at Anfield versus Leicester. This was Gerrard's last outing during the Premier League's festive period, since he will be leaving the league at the end of the season. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images