Reds top, Fulham claim key win
Liverpool moved to the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace, while Fulham beat Stoke and Newcastle won at Cardiff.
Luis Suarez slotted in Liverpool's first in the 14th minute from Jose Enrique's pass and Daniel Sturridge doubled the advantage with a fierce strike three minutes later.
With seven minutes remaining before the interval, Steven Gerrard then scored a penalty, given for a Dean Moxey foul on Raheem Sterling.
Substitute Dwight Gayle headed in a consolation goal for second-bottom Palace in the 77th minute.
In third place, behind Arsenal, are Manchester City, who ended their difficult week on a high in Saturday's early kick-off as they came from behind to beat Everton 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium.
City went into the contest off the back of last weekend's 3-2 top-flight defeat at Aston Villa and Wednesday's 3-1 Champions League home loss to Bayern Munich, and they were a goal down in the 16th minute when Romelu Lukaku scored.
A minute later Alvaro Negredo equalised and Sergio Aguero put the hosts 2-1 up just prior to half-time, before the unlucky Tim Howard diverted in City's third in the 69th minute.
The Everton goalkeeper tipped Aguero's penalty - awarded for Seamus Coleman's challenge on Pablo Zabaleta - onto a post, but the ball hit Howard's head on the rebound and went in.
Fulham moved out of the relegation zone after posting their first win in six league games - and only their second of the season - with a 1-0 home triumph against Stoke.
The three points were sealed by Darren Bent's left-footed strike with seven minutes of normal time to go.
Newcastle, who had suffered losses in their previous two league outings, also bounced back as they won 2-1 at Cardiff, with Loic Remy netting both Magpies goals to take his tally to five in his last three matches.
Remy drilled in his first on the half-hour mark having burst forward and then converted on the follow-up in the 38th minute when David Marshall parried Papiss Cisse's shot.
The home side pulled a goal back 13 minutes after the break through Peter Odemwingie, but Newcastle were able to hold on.
In the day's other 3pm kick-off, Hull and Aston Villa played out a 0-0 draw at the KC Stadium.