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.