Liverpool returned to winning ways and the top of the Premier League table with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Bournemouth at a rocking Anfield on Saturday.
First-half goals from Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum and Mohamed Salah’s 48th-minute effort sealed the deal for Jurgen Klopp’s men as they leapfrog Manchester City by three points ahead of the reigning champions’ match at home to Chelsea on Sunday.
Earlier, United’s revival under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continued with an equally comfortable 3-0 win away to Fulham.
Paul Pogba scored two goals – including a second-half penalty – either side of a sensational Anthony Martial strike, as United made it 10 wins in 11 games to return to the top four since the opening day of the season.
Arsenal inflicted more misery on Huddersfield with a 2-1 win away to the bottom-of-the-table club.
Alex Iwobi volleyed the Gunners into an early lead and Alexandre Lacazette made it 2-0 before halftime, with Sead Kolasinac’s late own-goal no consolation for Huddersfield.
Elsewhere Everton manager Marco Silva’s return to Watford ended in a 1-0 defeat – Andre Gray’s first goal proving enough for the Hornets.
An emotional week for Cardiff ended with a dramatic 2-1 win away to Southampton that saw them climb out of the relegation zone just days after the death of transfer-window signing Emiliano Sala was confirmed without him having played a game for the Welsh club.
Meanwhile London rivals Crystal Palace and West Ham drew 1-1, Wilfried Zaha marking his return from suspension with an equaliser 14 minutes from time after Hammers captain Mark Noble’s first-half penalty gave the visitors the lead at Selhurst Park.