Liverpool move closer towards breaking a Premier League record, whilst there are further twists in the race for Europe and survival.
Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson struck in the sixth and eighth minutes to put Liverpool two goals in front at Brighton, only for Tariq Lamptey’s cross to be fired in by Leandro Trossard to halve the Seagulls’ deficit at half time.
Salah then completed his brace and a 3-1 away win to put the Reds within three wins of breaking Manchester City’s 100 point record in their 2017-18 title winning season.Embed from Getty Images
Man City however remain in second-place after battering Newcastle United in a dominant five goal display at the Etihad Stadium.
Goals from Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez had City two goals up at the break, before Federico Fernandez deflected Jesus’ shot into his own net which was followed by strikes from David Silva and Raheem Sterling to complete the Magpies’ poor performance.
Tammy Abraham’s late strike was enough for Chelsea to defeat Crystal Palace in a five goal thriller at Selhurst Park, despite Christian Benteke netting the Eagles’ second consolation goal just a minute after Abraham’s winner.
Leicester slipped to fourth after Jamie Vardy’s 84th minute effort rescued the Foxes a point at Arsenal, who had led through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before Eddie Nketiah was red-carded via VAR for a foul on James Justin.Embed from Getty Images
Down in the relegation zone, Norwich remain rooted to the foot of the table after Emiliano Buendia’s early strike was cancelled out by Craig Dawson and Danny Welbeck to give Watford victory.
Paul Pogba fired in his first goal of the season as Manchester United handed Aston Villa a three goal battering at Villa Park, as the Villains slid to second bottom and four points from safety.
Bournemouth dug deep to hold Tottenham to a goalless draw despite Adam Smith suffering a head injury when colliding with Ben Davies, to move the Cherries above Villa and now three points from survival.Embed from Getty Images
Elsewhere, John Egan headed in a injury-time winner as Sheffield United defeated Wolves to keep their top six dreams alive and leapfrog Arsenal into seventh.
Richarlison’s chip-in rescued Everton a point after Danny Ings had given Southampton the lead in a tough encounter.
Finally, Jay Rodriguez headed in Charlie Taylor’s cross to gift Burnley a narrow win at West Ham.