This time, the hole seems made by Liverpool chasing his first Premier League title since 1990.
Although it was not until the 12th day, the nine-point lead over the double-winner Manchester City title seem complicated to squander, especially as the Reds seem irresistible.
And if Leicester and Chelsea, who share the dolphin chair, with an advantage to the Foxes unlike goal, have one more point than City, we do not see them contend either the superiority of Liverpool.
Pep Guardiola's men were lacking enough to reverse the dynamic since the start of the season, even though the Spanish coach has vehemently claimed two penalties for his team on the bench.
If they gave the feeling of controlling the ball in the midfield, it is indeed those of Jurgen Klopp who showed the most instinct of the killer in both surfaces.
"I'm proud of my team," Guardiola said after the match, "we can not deny how good Liverpool was, but the way we played and our character was good."
"Oh, they were good and we had to defend with everything we had, but we scored uncrossable goals," said Jurgen Klopp.
"The guys were totally focused (…) That's the only way you can beat City," he added.
The fragility of the defense of the Citizens, with the absence of Aymeric Laporte who forced Fernandinho back in the axis, and that of Ederson in the goal, replaced by Claudio Bravo, paid cash.
Far from the matches won in extremis that have become his trademark this season, Liverpool has quickly and firmly taken matters into their own hands.
At the end of 13 minutes, the Reds had already two goals ahead: a striker Fabinho striker of 20 meters at the bottom of the post (1-0, 6th) and a clever head of Mohamed Salah on a perfect center of Andrew Robertson (2-0, 13th) and the match seemed bent.
And if Pep Guardiola had launched a mini-polemic by accusing Sadio Mane too often to plunge into the surface to get penalties, the plunge of the Senegalese early in the second period was to pluck a Jordan Henderson offering and kill everything suspense (3-0, 51).
In front, the Blues sky will still let their lot of opportunities, like the superb stop Alisson Sergio Aguero (25th) or the deflected shot of Angelino, preferred to Benjamin Mendy, who touched the post (29th).
City will still be able to argue against the refereeing, including a suspicious hand of Trent Alexander-Arnold in his area just before the opener, or a Mane stroller in the back of Raheem Sterling shortly after the hour of play.
But the superiority of Liverpool day, despite the reduction of the score by Bernardo Silva ten minutes from the end, is difficult to contest.
Manchester United bounces
The weeks are coming but are not alike for the disappointing Red Devils in Bournemouth (1-0) last week, but very convincing, especially offensively against Brighton (3-1).
"I think it was our best performance of the season," said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, "how did we not finish with five, six or seven goals (for us)? know nothing. "
These three points allowed them to jump to 7th place with 16 points, one behind Arsenal (6th) and Sheffield United (5th), but still 9 units of the Top 4.
United quickly took cover with a deflected shot by Andreas Pereira served by Anthony Martial (1-0, 17th) and a goal by Davy PrOpper (2-0, 19).
Rashford added a third in the 66th – his sixth of the season – 2 minutes after Brighton had reduced the score by Lewis Dunk.
Wolverhampton is back!
After paying early in the season efforts in preliminary round and Europa League barrage, the men of Nuno Espirito Santo have just aligned 3 victories – including one to City 2-0 – and 4 draws to go up in the wake of Arsenal and Sheffield, eighth with 16 points.
On Sunday, despite the scare of Egyptian Trezeguet's diminishing score in injury time, they largely dominated Aston Villa (2-1), thanks to a shot by Ruben Neves at the edge of the box (41st). ) and a goal from Raul Jimenez (84).