It’s been a busy afternoon in the Premier League concerning matters at the top and bottom of the table
Here’s the best of the action from the Premier League games on Saturday February 9th.
Fulham 0-3 Manchester United
In the early kick-off, Anthony Martial’s stunning solo goal and a Paul Pogba brace propelled Manchester United into the top four for the first time since the opening weekend of the season as embattled Fulham’s plight worsened.
Pogba was in excellent form, scoring two goals
An eye-watering 11 points off the Champions League spots when Jose Mourinho was sacked, caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s stunning start to life at the helm has seen them claw back that gap in style.
Martial’s scintillating run and finish was the pick of the goals on a blustery afternoon at Craven Cottage, where Pogba followed his impressive opener with a second-half penalty that sealed a comfortable 3-0 win that increases the pressure on struggling Fulham.
Solskjaer’s side could be usurped again by Chelsea on Sunday, but this is a big psychological boost as the Norwegian’s impressive audition for the permanent post continued with a 10th win in 11 matches in all competitions.
Crystal Palace 1-1 West Ham
Wilfried Zaha’s second-half equaliser earned Crystal Palace a crucial point against West Ham at Selhurst Park.
Zaha’s strike ensured both sides shared the spoils
Zaha, who was given an extra game’s ban following his sending off against Southampton last month, cancelled out Mark Noble’s penalty.
Huddersfield 1-2 Arsenal
Arsenal moved level on points with top four rivals Chelsea after securing a crucial victory at Huddersfield.
Goals from Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette was enough to secure the three points despite Sead Kolasinac’s late own goal.
Iwobi opened the scoring on 16 minutes
Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth
Liverpool went back to the top of the Premier League with a routine victory over Bournemouth at Anfield.
Goals from Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum and Mohamed Salah secured the win but Jurgen Klopp’s men will go back to second if Manchester City beat Chelsea tomorrow.
Klopp congratulates Salah, who scored Liverpool’s third goal
Southampton 1-2 Cardiff
Cardiff gave their survival hopes an almighty boost with a vital win at fellow strugglers Southampton.
It looked like they would have to settle for a draw when Jack Stephens’ injury-time equaliser cancelled out Sol Bamba’s goal.
Got Kenneth Zohore fired deep into stoppage-time to help Neil Warnock’s men climb out of the bottom three.
Cardiff boss Neil Warnock celebrates the win
Watford 1-0 Everton
Watford ramped up the pressure on former boss Marco Silva with victory over Everton at Vicarage Road.
Andre Gray’s 65th-minute strike was all that separated the two sides in a game that was labelled the ‘Marco Silva Derby’.
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