Arsenal edge past Brighton to go top as Manchester United hold Liverpool

Arsenal eventually saw off a stubborn Brighton to move back above Liverpool at the top of the Premier League while Manchester United left Anfield with a scoreless draw to ease pressure on embattled manager Ten Hag.

At Emirate, the Gunners returned to the summit thanks to Gabriel Jesus’ header and Kai Havertz’s late strike.

Arsenal dominated the first half without reward, but the tension eased when Jesus turned in after a corner.

The hosts were almost punished when Pascal Gross poked a golden chance wide before Havertz sealed victory to spark joyous celebrations at a relieved Emirates Stadium.

The Seagulls, who were looking for a third successive league victory at Emirates Stadium, managed just one shot on target and drop to ninth place.

Ten Hag  left Anfield feeling like a winner after denying Liverpool victory for the first time at their home this season.

Manchester United fans also acclaimed their side for earning a goalless draw against a side leading the league ahead of this weekend.

It says everything about where United are at that this was something of a triumph.

But credit the Red Devils for getting a point from where Liverpool had won all 11 games in all competitions this season scoring 35 goals in the process.