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10 best pictures from the Premier League weekend

A huge weekend in the race for the title, with contenders Manchester City and Liverpool both coming through difficult encounters with wins.

Brighton’s relegation fears deepened after they were thrashed 5-0 at home to Bournemouth, whilst Burnley beat Cardiff 2-0 in a relegation six-pointer.

Here’s the best pictures from the Premier League weekend…

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Liverpool’s players celebrate after Mohamed Salah’s thunderbolt sealed their 2-0 win over top-four chasing Chelsea. The Egyptian is now level with Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero as the Premier League’s leading scorer with 19.

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Lucas Moura poses for a picture with his son and the match ball after hitting his first hat-trick in European football and the first at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as Spurs thrashed relegated Huddersfield 4-0.

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Anthony Knockaert earns a stupid red card for a reckless lunge as Brighton were dismantled 5-0 at home to Bournemouth. Chris Hughton’s side are just five points ahead of 18th-placed Cardiff City ahead of the huge clash between the sides on Tuesday night.

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Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser celebrate after the latter’s goal at Brighton. The duo have now combined for a joint-record 10 Premier League goals this season.

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Raheem Sterling scored twice as Manchester City beat Crystal Palace 3-1 at Selhurst Park, the England international taking his tally to 17 league goals for the season.

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Ayoze Perez’s header all but assured Newcastle’s Premier League status as they beat Leicester City 1-0 at the King Power Stadium on Friday night.

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Manchester United benefitted from some contentious refereeing to beat an impressive West Ham 2-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday, Paul Pogba scoring twice from the penalty spot for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

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Chris Wood’s brace of headers moved Burnley further clear of danger with a 2-0 win over relegation rivals Cardiff City. Cardiff boss Neil Warnock was again left feeling aggrieved by what he perceived as poor refereeing decisions.

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Ex-Birmingham player Nathan Redmond taunts the fans of the club’s rivals Wolves after scoring his second during Southampton’s 3-1 win over the Midlands club.

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Tom Cairney scored his first Premier League goal of the season, and the first since scoring for Hull City in 2010, as Fulham broke a nine-game losing streak with a surprise 2-0 win over in-form Everton at Craven Cottage.