An early goal from Mohamed Salah and a brace from Sadio Mane helped Liverpool beat Cardiff 4-1 to move to the top of the Premier League.
Salah scored for the third game in a row as he reacted quickest to put his side ahead from close range after 10 minutes at Anfield.
Mane eventually doubled the lead for Liverpool midway through the second half, before Callum Paterson scored to pull Cardiff back to within a goal’s reach after 77 minutes.
However, Xherdan Shaqiri’s first goal for the club gave them breathing space again, and Mane’s 50th Premier League goal — the seventh African player to reach that tally — ensured Jurgen Klopp’s side held on to claim the points.
Fulham’s defensive woes went on at Craven Cottage in a 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth, stretching a run without a Premier League win to seven games.
Timothy Fosu-Mensah fouled Callum Wilson in the area, and stepped up himself to score from the spot inside 15 minutes.
David Brooks put Bournemouth two-up with 20 minutes remaining, and Fulham’s Kevin McDonald received a second yellow card minutes later to cap off a miserable day for the hosts.
Wilson grabbed his second of the game after 85 minutes as Bournemouth moved to within a point of third-placed Arsenal.
Brighton won three games in the row for the first time in the Premier League as they beat Wolves 1-0 at the Amex Stadium.
Glenn Murray grabbed the game’s only goal at the start of the second half after getting the final touch on a ball across goal from Bruno.
Murray became the second player in Brighton history to score 100 goals for the club with the goal.
Mathew Ryan pulled off a number of saves late on to deny Wolves, and Brighton held on to move level on points with Manchester United.
Roberto Pererya scored a sensational solo effort as Watford romped to a 3-0 win at home to Huddersfield.