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Liverpool, Chelsea win as Arsenal lose to against West Ham


Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gestures during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Arsenal at The London Stadium, in east London on January 12, 2019. – West Ham won the game 1-0. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP) /

Liverpool opened up a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Brighton.

Mohamed Salah scored his 14th league goal of the season from the penalty spot after being fouled by Pascal Gross.

Earlier in the day, West Ham beat Arsenal at the London Stadium with 19-year-old midfielder Declan Rice scoring his first goal for the Hammers.

Willian’s fine finish enabled Chelsea to record an unconvincing 2-1 victory against a Newcastle side that frustrated Maurizio Sarri’s team for long periods and matched them in others.

But Willian supplied a Chelsea second midway through the second half during the only portion of the game where Eden Hazard appeared to be enjoying the false nine role Sarri has thrust upon him.

Bottom side Huddersfield remain eight points from safety after a goalless stalemate away to Cardiff.

However, Burnley claimed a 2-1 victory over Fulham, despite not registering a shot on target, to move away from the relegation zone.

The Clarets were behind to Andre Schurrle’s superb second-minute strike, but went ahead through two own-goals in the space of three minutes, with Joe Bryan and Denis Odoi finding their own net.

Craig Cathcart’s own goal put Crystal Palace ahead against Watford at Selhurst Park but the Hornets defender made amends with the equaliser after the break before Tom Cleverley scored the visitors’ winner.

Southampton hung on to beat Leicester despite Yan Valery’s 45th-minute red card.

The Saints were already leading through James Ward-Prowse’s penalty and doubled their lead through Shane Long shortly after going down to 10 men.

Wilfred Ndidi pulled one back for the Foxes, who ultimately could not make pressure and a man advantage count.

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