Liverpool continue to waltz towards their first Premier League title on a weekend in which the relegation battle continued to twist and turn.
Early second-half strikes from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jordan Henderson put Liverpool in firm control against Southampton, before Mohamed Salah added a late brace to complete a four goal thrashing.
Manchester City fell to a first defeat in six league games to fall 22 points behind Liverpool, after second-half goals from Steven Bergwijn and Son Heung-Min sent Tottenham up to fifth, following Oleksandr Zinchenko’s sending off for City after picking up two yellow cards.
Antonio Rudiger rescued Chelsea a point in an entertaining 2-2 draw at Leicester as both teams stay fourth and third respectively, in a game which saw Rudiger score a headed brace either side of Harvey Barnes and Ben Chilwell goals for the Foxes.Embed from Getty Images
Down in the relegation zone, Norwich slipped seven points adrift of safety after holding Newcastle to a goalless draw at St James’ Park.
Watford let a two goal lead slip as a Yerry Mina brace and late Theo Walcott winner saw Everton come from behind to clinch victory at Vicarage Road, thereby condemning the Hornets to 19th position after Bournemouth edged Aston Villa 2-1 to climb to safety.
West Ham consequently dropped into the final relegation spot after twice seeing a two goal lead slip in an eventual 3-3 home draw against Brighton.Embed from Getty Images
Elsewhere, Sheffield United climbed to sixth after a dropped save from Vicente Guaita gifted the Blades a narrow win at Crystal Palace.
Burnley grinded out a point against Arsenal to end a 10 match losing run against the Gunners with a goalless draw at Turf Moor.
Finally, Manchester United and Wolves slid to seventh and eighth after playing out a goalless draw at Old Trafford.