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Mohamed Salah scored his first Premier League hat-trick as Liverpool thrashed Watford to climb into third place on Saturday.

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Mohamed Salah continued his superb season by scoring four times as Liverpool thrashed Watford 5-0 at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.
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With several of this weekend’s matches postponed, Crystal Palace on Saturday regained some momentum in their survival bid with an impressive 2-0 win over relegation rivals, Huddersfield, to move out of the bottom places.

Bottommost West Brom continued their downward spiral, as they picked up their seventh straight premier league loss at Bournemouth, Stoke City found no respite to their relegation worries as they lost 2-1 at home to Everton to remain one spot of the botton, and Liverpool rebounded from last week’s loss at United with a 5-0 thrashing of Watford that saw Mohamed Salah score four goals.

Stoke City 1-2 Everton

Cenk Tosun dealt a blow to Stoke's Premier League survival hopes as he scored twice in Everton's 2-1 win at a snowy Bet365 Stadium.

Match highlights | Stoke City1-2 Everton

 

The Potters played an hour with 10 men after Charlie Adam was sent off by Martin Atkinson for a foul on Wayne Rooney.

They fell behind to Tosun's opener (69) from close range after his initial header had been saved, but Stoke had substitute Eric Choupo-Moting to thank for their leveller when he side-footed in Joe Allen's excellent free-kick - injuring himself in the process, and lasting only six minutes in total before he was forced back off.

Tosun's diving header then finished off Theo Walcott's cross with six minutes to go, leaving Stoke three points from safety having played a game more than many of their relegation rivals.

Huddersfield 0-2 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace moved out of the Premier League drop zone after they beat fellow relegation rivals Huddersfield 2-0 on Saturday.

 



Match highlights | Huddersfield 1-0 Crystal Palace

It was a strong away performance from Roy Hodgson's side, with James Tomkins poking home the opener in the 23rd minute to the delight of the away fans.

Luka Milivojevic added the second from the penalty spot in the 67th minute after Andros Townsend was fouled by Mathias Jorgensen in the area to send Crystal Palace two points clear of 18th place where they had started the day. Huddersfield has the 15th spot on 31points.

Bournemouth 2-1 West Brom

Junior Stanislas' late strike saw Bournemouth beat West Brom 2-1 on Saturday to all but secure their Premier League safety and send the Baggies a step closer to the drop.

Match highlights | Bournemouth 2-1 West Brom

 

West Brom had been leading with 13 minutes to go thanks to Jay Rodriguez's well-taken opener (49), the forward's ninth goal of the season, only for the hosts to equalise through Jordon Ibe's drive (77).

However, with the match entering its final minute, Stanislas stepped up to curl a sensational free-kick past Ben Foster as Bournemouth won for the first time in five games to move eight points clear of the relegation zone.

Liverpool 5-0 Watford

Mohamed Salah continued his superb season by scoring four times as Liverpool thrashed Watford 5-0 at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.







Match highlights | Liverpool 5-0 Watford

Salah struck twice in the first half and then twice again late in the game to secure his first Liverpool hat-trick and take his tally to 36 for the season in all competitions.

That is the best haul in a debut season by a Liverpool player while he also chipped in with an assist shortly after half-time when he set up Roberto Firmino for a flicked finish. Watford offered little in response as their poor away form under Javi Gracia continued.

The win moved Liverpool to the third spot, while Watford held on to 11th spot on 36points.

Postponed matches

Tottenham vs Newcastle

Burnley vs Chelsea

Leicester City vs Arsenal

Swansea vs Southampton

West Ham vs Manchester United

Manchester City vs Brighton

Game day reports from BBC and skysports were used in this compilation.

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