Liverpool go top of Premier League, Watford and Bournemouth flying high

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 and Mane’s second of the day ensured Jurgen Klopp’s side held on to claim the points.

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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.

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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.

The Argentine midfielder weaved his way through several opposing defenders before coolly slotting past Jonas Lossl to give the Hornets an early lead.

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Gerard Deulofeu doubled Watford’s lead soon after with a fine goal of his own as Watford scored two goals from their first two shots.

Isaac Success wrapped up the points late in the second half as Javi Gracia’s side ensured they will end the weekend in 6th place.

In the day’s other game, Newcastle are still without a win in the Premier League this season after drawing 0-0 at Southampton.

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