Harvey Barnes scored for the sixth time in a row as Leicester City defeated Leeds United 2-0 to move off the bottom of the table, while Fulham ended Steven Gerrard’s reign at Aston Villa.
Leicester is now only one point behind 16th-placed Leeds and 17th-placed Aston Villa, who were defeated 3-0 at Fulham on Thursday.
Following Robin Koch’s own goal, Barnes completed a counter-attack to secure Leicester’s second victory in four games.
Down at Craven Cottage, Harrison Reed gave Fulham a deserved lead in 36 minutes with a powerful, right-footed drive past Emiliano Martinez.
It was one of 13 first-half shots for the home side. And things got worse for Villa on 62 minutes when Douglas Luiz was sent off for violent conduct following a VAR review.
Fulham doubled their advantage six minutes later when Aleksandar Mitrovic converted a penalty, awarded for a handball by substitute Matty Cash.
A Tyrone Mings own goal compounded Villa’s misery, leaving them above the relegation zone on goals scored.
The club parted company with head coach Steven Gerrard immediately after the match.
Nottingham Forest can reclaim first place when they host Liverpool at 12:30 BST on Saturday, October 22nd.
Everton host Crystal Palace, while Manchester City returns to action against Brighton & Hove Albion.
Chelsea hosts Manchester United in the late kick-off at Stamford Bridge.