Liverpool's thrilling 3-1 win over Arsenal gets top billing on Match of the Day tonight, with Manchester United, Crystal Palace and Watford all featuring on a thrilling Saturday of Premier League action.
Arsene Wenger was left to rue the gamble of dropping leading scorer Alexis Sanchez as Arsenal lost at Anfield and surrendered their top-four place as a result.
By the time the Frenchman corrected his mistake for the start of the second half the hosts were already ahead through goals from Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
Sanchez then compounded the scrutiny on his manager by providing the assist for Danny Welbeck's goal, which changed the complexion of the game but not the result as Georginio Wijnaldum wrapped things up in added time.
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Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw by 10-man Bournemouth in an incident-packed encounter which could result in Zlatan Ibrahimovic facing a ban.
There was then chaos at the end of the first half when Cherries midfielder Andrew Surman was belatedly sent off after pushing over Ibrahimovic, who had caught Tyrone Mings with an elbow.
Ibrahimovic saw a penalty saved in the 72nd minute - and the Swedish forward could yet face a retrospective disciplinary charge from the Football Association, along with Mings.
Wilfried Zaha broke the deadlock to put the Eagles ahead 10 minutes into the second half, with a late individual effort from winger Andros Townsend securing three much-needed points for Sam Allardyce's relegation battlers.
Last season's champions Leicester came from behind to beat relegation battlers Hull 3-1 for a second win of the week at the King Power Stadium.
Middlesbrough dropped into the bottom three after they went down 2-0 at Stoke.
A volley from Marko Arnautovic put the home side ahead just before the half-hour mark and the Austrian doubled the lead in the 42nd minute after a knockdown from Peter Crouch.