Liverpool’s hopes of an unbeaten season were shattered as a double from Ismaila Sarr and a Troy Deeney strike handed Watford a stunning victory over the league leaders.

The Reds were on a 44-game unbeaten run and the champions-elect were aiming to match Manchester City’s run of 19 consecutive wins – only to be on the wrong end of a 3-0 humbling.

Watford stunned Liverpool to end their hopes of an unbeaten season

Jurgen Klopp’s men are still 22-points clear at the top of the Premier League and still need just four wins to seal a first top-flight title in 30 years, while the result moves Watford out of the relegation zone.

It was a busy Saturday at the bottom of the table following Norwich’s surprise 1-0 win over Leicester on Friday night, as most of the teams battling relegation picked up points.

Marcos Alonso bagged a brace to rescue a 2-2 draw for Chelsea at Bournemouth to keep the Blues in control of their top-four fate.

The Spaniard put the Blues ahead but they were at risk of being overtaken by Manchester United tomorrow when Jefferson Lerma and Josh King turned the tide with two quickfire goals.

Alonso rescued Chelsea at the Vitality

However, the left-back saved the day with a late strike, and almost bagged his hat-trick in stoppage time.

Chelsea can be thankful many of their rivals for Champions League qualification dropped points on the same weekend they did.

They ended Saturday four points clear of Manchester United, who only managed to close the gap to three points when they visited Everton on Sunday afternoon.

January signing Bruno Fernandes scored again for the Red Devils to cancel out Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s early opener, which came courtesy of a huge error from David de Gea.

There was then late drama at Goodison Park as Calvert-Lewin had an injury time winner ruled out after a VAR review as Gylfi Sigurdsson, lying on the ground, was adjudged to be blocking De Gea’s line of sight from an offside position.

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti’s angry protestations after the final whistle earned him a post-match sending off from referee Chris Kavanagh.

Ancelotti confronted the officials after the match

Sunday’s other match was a 3-2 win for Wolves at Spurs which moved Nuno’s side level on points with Man United, only three behind Chelsea.

Twice Wolves came from behind to win, with Matt Doherty cancelling out Steven Bergwijn’s opener and then Diogo Jota pulling level after Serge Aurier’s fine strike put Tottenham 2-1 ahead.

Raul Jimenez grabbed the winning goal 17 minutes from time to secure a result which leaves Spurs now FIVE points behind the final Champions League qualification place.

Returning to Saturday, West Ham capitalised on the Cherries’ draw and ended their eight-match winless streak with a much-needed 3-1 win over Southampton at the London Stadium.

Jarrod Bowen grabbed his first Hammers goal on his first start before Michael Obafemi equalised for the visitors.

But Sebastien Haller and Michail Antonio struck to move David Moyes’ side out of the relegation zone and level on points with Bournemouth.

West Ham got the win they desperately needed

Earlier in the day, a Jordan Ayew goal gave Crystal Palace the bragging rights over fierce rivals Brighton as the Eagles claimed a narrow 1-0 win at the Amex.

Meanwhile, Newcastle and Burnley played out a dull 0-0 draw at St James’ Park.

Liverpool’s hopes of an unbeaten season were shattered as a double from Ismaila Sarr and a Troy Deeney strike handed Watford a stunning victory over the league leaders.

The Reds were on a 44-game unbeaten run and the champions-elect were aiming to match Manchester City’s run of 19 consecutive wins – only to be on the wrong end of a 3-0 humbling.

Sarr, making his first start since returning from a hamstring injury, stole the show with two goals in six minutes before he laid on the third for captain Deeney – who bullied a Liverpool defence missing Joe Gomez through an injury precaution.

Premier League results

Saturday

Brighton 0-1 Crystal Palace

Bournemouth 2-2 Chelsea

Newcastle 0-0 Burnley

West Ham 3-1 Southampton

Watford 3-0 Liverpool

Sunday

Everton 1-1 Manchester United

Tottenham 2-3 Wolves