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Posted at: Feb 10, 2019, 7:23 AM; last updated: Feb 10, 2019, 7:23 AM (IST)

Reds back on top, United fourth

Reds back on top, United fourth
The match between Fulham and Manchester United started after a tribute to Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash on January 21, two days after joining Cardiff City. REUTERS

London, February 9

Liverpool needed an afternoon to calm their Premier League title jitters after a couple of stumbles and thanks to an obliging Bournemouth side they got their wish as a 3-0 victory put them back on top of the table. Goals by Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum before the break and another for Mohamed Salah three minutes after it allowed Liverpool to finish the match in cruise control. It put Juergen Klopp’s side three points above Manchester City, although the champions will reclaim top spot if they beat Chelsea at home on Sunday. 

Manchester United’s incredible surge showed no sign of slowing down as they won the day’s early kickoff 3-0 at second-bottom Fulham who sank even deeper into relegation trouble. French midfielder Paul Pogba scored twice with Anthony Martial also on target as United made it 10 wins and a draw in the 11 matches since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became interim manager. The win lifted United into fourth spot and they will stay there if Chelsea lose to City.

Cardiff City ended another traumatic week by securing a vital 2-1 victory at fellow strugglers Southampton.

Arsenal maintained their top-four push with a 2-1 victory at rock-bottom Huddersfield Town. — Reuters

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