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Liverpool thrash Bournemouth 3-0, regain EPL lead

IANS  |  Liverpool 

FC regained the English (EPL) top spot by routing visiting Bournemouth 3-0 in a Matchday 26 contest here.

The result at here on Saturday was a bounce-back effort for the Reds, who had settled for draws in their previous two English-league contests, reports news.

Senegalese and Dutch gave the hosts a 2-0 lead at halftime before Egyptian star netted an just after the break.

(65 points) had played to 1-1 draws against and West Ham United in their previous two matches on January 30 and February 4, respectively, allowing defending champion Manchester City (62 points) to briefly take over the standings' lead on goal differential.

But now the Reds have their nose back in front and still have a game in hand on Manchester City, who will play their 27th match of the 38-game season in a showdown Sunday against Chelsea.

With the win, the Red Devils provisionally hold the fourth spot in the standings with 51 points, pending Sunday's clash pitting fifth-placed Chelsea (50 points) against Man City.

In other action Saturday, sixth-placed Arsenal (50 points) continued to give chase by earning a 2-1 away victory over last-placed

topped host 2-1 to win their second straight Premier League game and move further away from the relegation zone.

and West Ham United ended their contest Saturday tied at 1-1, while scored a 1-0 victory over Everton, who lost their third straight Premier League game.

--IANS

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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 09:34 IST
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