Manchester United have made it four-wins from four games under temporary manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (PR: Sol-shar).
Second half goals from Romelu Lukaku (PR: Loo-kah-koo) and Marcus Rashford gave them a 2-nil win away to struggling Newcastle.
Solkjaer was delighted with another aspect of the result.
Fourth-placed Chelsea were held to a scoreless draw by Southampton at Stamford Bridge which seems to have brought an end to their title hopes.
Shane Duffy scored for Brighton, but they were held to a 2-2 draw at West Ham, having taken a 2-nil second half lead.
Robbie Brady was sent off late-on for Burnley, who picked up a vital 2-1 win away to Huddersfield.
A pair of late goals saw Crystal Palace win 2-nil away to Wolves.
While Bournemouth and Watford played out a 3-3 draw at the Vitality, with all six goals coming in the first half.
Connacht’s Bundee Aki is a doubt for the visit of Munster in the Guinness Pro14 on Saturday.
The Ireland centre picked up a knock in last weekend’s victory over Ulster and might not be risked this week.
Winger Matt Healy is in contention to return for the Westerners but full-back Tiernan O’Halloran remains sidelined.
Michael “Brick” Walsh played a pivotal role in their Munster League victory in Mallow last night.
The four-time All Star found the net in a 1-24 to 1-18 victory over Cork.
Stephen Bennett also sent over 13-points for the Deise, who can qualify for the final if they beat Clare on Sunday.
Rory McIlroy begins his 2019 season tonight.
The four-time major winner is among the late starters at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, his opening round gets underway at 10pm Irish time.
A host of major rule changes will come into effect for the first time at the event – with most aiming to speed up the pace of play.
McIlroy’s embracing change