Liverpool moved seven points clear at the very top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Brighton, while Chelsea opened up a six-point gap at the race for fourth with a 2-1 victory over Newcastle.
Mohamed Salah believed his 14th league goal of the season from the penalty area after being chased by Pascal Gross.
At the day kick , Chelsea were pegged back after Pedro’s opener Ciaran Clark’s powerful header, before Willian’s attack earned the Blues three points.
Bottom side Huddersfield remain eight points from safety following a goalless stalemate off to Cardiff.
However, Burnley promised a 2-1 victory on Fulham, despite not registering a shot on target, to go out of the relegation zone.
The Clarets were behind to Andre Schurrle’s superb second-minute attack, but went ahead through two own goals at the distance of 3 minutes, using Joe Bryan and Denis Odoi finding their very own net.
Craig Cathcart’s own purpose put Crystal Palace forward against Watford in Selhurst Park but the Hornets defender made amends with all the equaliser after the break before Tom Cleverley watched the traffic’ winner.
Southampton hung onto conquer Leicester even though Yan Valery’s 45th-minute reddish card.
The Saints were leading through James Ward-Prowse’s punishment and doubled their guide through Shane Long briefly after going down to ten men.
Wilfred Ndidi pulled back one for the Foxes, who ultimately could not make tension and a man advantage count.
They leap-frog Norwich, who shot a stage from West Brom after Jordan Rhodes scored on to cancel Dwight Gayle’s target at a 1-1 draw.