Liverpool rout old foes Manchester United – 5 things from the Premier League

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Liverpool turned in a stunning display to rout old foes Manchester United 7-0 during another frantic weekend of Premier League football.

However, Arsenal remain five points clear of Manchester City – 2-0 winners over Newcastle – at the top of the table as a result of their remarkable fightback against Bournemouth.

Here, the PA news agency takes a look at what we learned from the latest round of top-flight fixtures.

Red mist

Carabao Cup winners Manchester United headed for Anfield having lost only once in 22 games in all competitions and with high hopes of reducing the gap to arch-rivals Manchester City to six points in the fight for second place. But if United’s recovery under Erik Ten Hag was one of the talking points in the build-up to Sunday afternoon, it was a resurgent Liverpool, thanks to doubles from Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah and a late strike from substitute Roberto Firmino, who muscled their way to an eye-catching victory which lifted them above Newcastle into fifth.

To the manner Bourn

Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth – Premier League – Emirates Stadium
Reiss Nelson scored a stoppage-time winner as Arsenal came from 2-0 down to beat Bournemouth (John Walton/PA)

Magpies grounded

Newcastle need to rediscover their cutting edge if a season which has oozed promise is not to fizzle out. Having lost only two of their first 22 matches in all competitions, they have suffered successive 2-0 defeats by Liverpool and the two Manchester clubs and more worryingly, have scored only three goals in their last seven league games to slip from third place to sixth. They lost 2-0 at City on Saturday despite giving as good as they got for long periods with Callum Wilson, who has found the back of the net only once in 14 outings, and Joelinton both passing up glorious opportunities to level at 1-0.

Brighton rocking

Brighton and Hove Albion v West Ham United – Premier League – American Express Community Stadium
Brighton maintained their push for European qualification with a demolition of West Ham (Zac Goodwin/PA)

Saints alive

Southampton v Leicester City – Premier League – St. Mary’s Stadium
Southampton edged out Leicester in a game of fine margins to claim a vital Premier League win (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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