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EPL Fixtures and Results on 9 February
Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth
Liverpool crushed Bournemouth at Anfield on Saturday to return to the top of the Premier League table above Manchester City.
Sadio Mane opened the scoring when he headed James Milner’s cross low past Artur Boruc in the 24th minute.
Gini Wijnaldum doubled the advantage on 34 minutes with a glorious dink over the stranded Cherries keeper.
And the Reds had a third just after the break when Mohamed Salah produced a sublime finish inside the left-hand post.
The Egyptian hotshot then saw another strike bounce away off the crossbar after tidy work from Roberto Firmino.
Fulham 0-3 Manchester United
Paul Pogba was at the double as Manchester United dismantled Fulham in the early Premier League game at Craven Cottage on Saturday.
The French World Cup winner lashed past Sergio Rico in the 14th minute to put the visitors ahead, after the home side missed a pair of early chances.
It was two nine minutes later when Anthony Martial ghosted past the meek defensive work of Denis Odoi and Maxime le Marchand before slotting home.
Le Marchand’s miserable afternoon worsened when he bumped into Juan Mata in the Fulham box.
Pogba picked out the corner with his 65th-minute penalty to put Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side away and clear.
It also ensured their return, if only temporarily, to the top four of the EPL ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Manchester City on Sunday.
Huddersfield 1-2 Arsenal
Arsenal cruised to victory at doomed Huddersfield to keep up the pressure on their top four rivals.
The Gunners took a deserved early lead when Sead Kolasinac picked out Alex Iwobi, whose deflected volley found a way in.
They strolled in a second on the brink of half time when more invisible Terriers defending allowed Alex Lacazette to polish an untroubled move from the visitors.
Kolasinac’s late own goal came too late to ruffle any feathers.
Unai Emery’s side remain locked in battle with Chelsea and red-hot Manchester United for the fourth and final Champions League qualification place.
Crystal Palace 1-1 West Ham
Crystal Palace and West Ham played out a London derby draw at Selhurst Park.
Mark Noble’s cool penalty put the Hammers ahead, following a foul on Michail Antonio.
But the Eagles leveled when Wilfried Zaha sneaked in to finish at the near post in the 75th minute.
Watford 1-0 Everton
Watford snatched a valuable three points in their mid-table battle with out-of-sorts Everton.
Will Hughes’ square ball allowed Andre Gray to tap in from close range and break the deadlock with 65 minutes on the clock.
Lucas Digne came close for the visitors late on, as his whipped free kick pinged away off the top of the crossbar.
Southampton 1-2 Cardiff
Cardiff summoned a stirring performance to see off relegation rivals Southampton on an emotional day at St Mary’s Stadium.
Sol Bamba smashed in from close range to put the Bluebirds into a crucial lead in the 69th minute.
Jack Stephens forced in at the far post in the dying stages for the hosts.
But Joe Ralls was on hand to snatch all three points as the visitors paid tribute to Emiliano Sala, with the new signing’s death in a helicopter crash confirmed during the week.
Brighton vs Burnley – 19:30
Brighton host in-form Burnley in the Premier League’s late Saturday kick off at the AMEX Stadium
The Seagulls have hit the buffers in recent weeks and are without a victory in five.
Sean Dyche’s Clarets have eased their relegation worries with a five-match unbeaten run, sitting three points behind their hosts.
EPL Table on 9 February
EPL Fixtures on 10 February
Manchester City vs Chelsea – 18:00
Manchester City and Chelsea collide in the Premier League on Sunday, with the hosts right back in the mix at the top of the table.
City’s midweek win at Everton hoisted them back above Liverpool at the summit, five points clear of third-placed Tottenham going into the weekend.
Pep Guardiola’s side are also firmly on the goal trail again this season, having banged in 68 already to give them the goal difference edge over their Merseyside rivals.
Chelsea returned to the top four last weekend thanks to a 5-0 thumping of rock-bottom Huddersfield at Stamford Bridge.
Maurizio Sarri’s men had lost their previous two in the EPL, leaving them in an uncomfortable squabble for Champions League qualification with Arsenal and the resurgent Manchester United.
Tottenham vs Leicester – 15:30
Tottenham have a home assignment against Leicester on Sunday, as they attempt to make further headway in their unlikely Premier League title bid.
Spurs have bounced back to win three in a row after slipping to defeat against Manchester United at Wembley.
Successive 2-1 victories over Fulham and Watford paved the way for their revival.
A sneaky 1-0 success at home to Newcastle made it three on the spin last Saturday, leaving Mauricio Pochettino’s men a healthy third in the EPL table.
Leicester are on the slide and are without a win in four.
Claude Puel is back under pressure after collecting just a point in that time, albeit something of a bonus one at Liverpool.
EPL Fixture on 11 February
Wolves vs Newcastle – 22:00
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