In this week's Sport Spotlight, we recap a hectic festive fixture schedule which saw Manchester City close the gap on leaders Chelsea in the Premier League title race, the annual managerial merry-go-round begin as West Brom, Crystal Palace and Newcastle changed managers, and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard announce he is to leave the club at the end of the season.

Chelsea and Man City neck and neck in the Premier League title race

Manchester City and Chelsea now stand joint-top of the Premier League table, after the Citizens vanquished Sunderland 3-2 and the Blues suffered a shock 5-3 defeat to Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

With Chelsea's lead now eroded, which team will now emerge victorious in the title race?

Managerial merry-go-round begins

In what has become a Premier League Christmas tradition, the managerial merry-go-round began as three head coaches left their posts. West Brom replaced Alan Irvin with Tony Pulis and Crystal Palace swapped Neil Warnock for Alan Pardew, with the mangerial hot seat still vacant at Newcastle United. How much of an impact will a change in manager have on each club?

Steven Gerrard to leave Liverpool

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has announced that he will leave the club at the end of the season. A talismanic figure for the red half of Merseyside for the last 15 or so years, is he the greatest player to ever don a Liverpool shirt? And just how much of a hole will be left by his departure in Brendan Rogers' side?