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LIVER­POOL moved seven points clear at the top of the Premier League with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Brighton.

Jur­gen Klopp’s side went ahead early in the sec­ond half after Pas­cal Gross fouled Mo­hamed Salah in the area and the Egyp­tian fired in the spot-kick.

David De Gea pro­duced a su­perb dis­play as Ole Gun­nar Sol­sk­jaer be­came the first man­ager in Manch­ester United’s his­tory to win his first six matches in charge with a 1-0 vic­tory over Tot­ten­ham.

Mar­cus Rash­ford’s splen­did strike from a Paul Pogba pass sealed United’s win.

Kurt Zouma scored his first Ever­ton goal as the Tof­fees beat Bournemouth 2-0. Ever­ton grabbed the opener just after the hour when Zouma headed home. The hosts wrapped up the points through Do­minic Calvert-Lewin.

Arse­nal slumped to a 1-0 de­feat at West Ham. De­clan Rice scored his first ca­reer goal to set­tle the con­test in favour of Manuel Pel­le­grini’s side.

And Arse­nal’s slip-up al­lowed Chelsea to go six points clear in fourth place with a 2-1 win over strug­gling New­cas­tle.

Ciaran Clark’s header five min­utes be­fore the break can­celled out Pe­dro’s ninth-minute opener, but Wil­lian curled the win­ner from a tight an­gle in the 57th minute.

Burn­ley recorded a fourth straight win de­spite not hav­ing a shot on tar­get as they came from be­hind to beat Ful­ham 2-1 cour­tesy of a pair of own goals at Turf Moor.

An­dre Schur­rle fired Ful­ham ahead just two min­utes in with a stun­ning strike which crashed in off the un­der­side of the cross­bar.

But just after Chris Wood had struck a post for the hosts, they were level in the 20th minute when Jeff Hen­drick’s shot de­flected off Joe Bryan to find the net.

And three min­utes later they were ahead as an­other Hen­drick shot de­flected off De­nis Odoi to beat Ser­gio Rico.

Wat­ford struck a post twice in the open­ing five min­utes against Crys­tal Palace and their fail­ure to score looked like cost­ing them dear seven min­utes be­fore the break when a goal­mouth scram­ble ended with a Craig Cath­cart own goal.

But Cath­cart made amends in the 67th minute when he scored at the other end to level and seven min­utes later Tom Clev­er­ley smashed a loose ball into the top cor­ner to set Wat­ford on their way to a 2-1 vic­tory.

Southamp­ton climbed out of the drop zone as they hung on for a 2-1 win at Le­ices­ter. James WardProwse put the Saints ahead from the spot in the 11th minute after Shane Long was brought down by Nam­palys Mendy.

The Foxes were handed a life­line when Southamp­ton de­fender Yan Valery was sent off shortly be­fore the break, col­lect­ing his sec­ond yel­low card after jump­ing in on Mark Al­brighton.

But in first-half stop­page time Long made it 2-0 when fir­ing be­yond Kasper Sch­me­ichel. Wil­fried Ndidi got a goal back for Le­ices­ter.

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