EPL: Liverpool back on top as United go fourth
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Liverpool returned to the top of the English Premier League with a confident 3-0 victory over Bournemouth at Anfield on Saturday.

The win moves Juergen Klopp's side three points above second-placed Manchester City who face Chelsea on Sunday and would return to the top on goal difference with a victory.

Goals by Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum before the break and another for Mohamed Salah three minutes after resumption allowed Liverpool to finish the match in cruise control.

Phil Jones of Manchester United wins a header from Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham during the Premier League match between Fulham and Manchester United in London, February 9, 2019. /VCG Photo 

Phil Jones of Manchester United wins a header from Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham during the Premier League match between Fulham and Manchester United in London, February 9, 2019. /VCG Photo 

Elsewhere, 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 after Jose Mourinho's sacking.

The win lifted United into fourth spot with 51 points and they will stay there if Chelsea lose to City.

Meanwhile, 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, their first away win in the league since November secured by goals from Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette.

Source(s): Reuters