Sadio Mane helped Liverpool keep alive their bid to line a new Premier League points record because the champions beat Aston Villa 2-0 while struggling West Ham twice blew the lead during a draw at Newcastle on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp’s side hope to interrupt Manchester City’s Premier League record of 100 points and second-half strikes from Mane and Curtis Jones ensured they still have an opportunity to shatter that mark.
Mane’s 20th goal altogether competitions this season was followed by Jones’ 89th-minute strike.
Jones netted from 12 yards for his first Premier League goal, just 24 hours after the promising midfielder signed a replacement contract.
Villa remains within the relegation zone, one point from safety as they battle to avoid an instantaneous return to the Championship.
At St James’ Park, Newcastle hit back twice after West Ham looked set to require control to secure a 2-2 draw.
Michail Antonio’s clever flick allowed Pablo Fornals to seek out Jarrod Bowen with a fine pass, and when Jamaal Lascelles did not cut out his cross, Antonio pounced at the far post.
Newcastle were level after 17 minutes because the influential Allan Saint-Maximin slipped in Emil Krafth.
Krafth’s driven cross was turned past Lukasz Fabianski by Miguel Almiron for the Paraguay midfielder’s eighth goal of the season.
Tomas Soucek restored West Ham’s lead when he lashed home after Declan Rice headed Ryan Fredericks’ corner against the crossbar.
But Newcastle equalised 92 seconds later as Jonjo Shelvey beat the West Ham offside trap, took Dwight Gayle’s pass and beat Fabianski from close range.
After earning their first away point since December, West Ham are four points beyond the relegation zone with five games left to ensure their top-tier status.
James Tarkowski put Burnley ahead just before half-time, but Irish defender Egan netted with 10 minutes left, giving him a goal altogether four divisions in England.
Burnley took the lead three minutes before half-time when Tarkowski netted after Jay Rodriguez headed on Dwight McNeil’s free-kick.
In the last half, Rodriguez brought an honest save from Dean Henderson, but McNeil shot wastefully wide from the rebound with just the keeper to beat.
It was a costly miss as United equalised within the 80th minute.
Ben Osborn’s cross was flicked on by Billy Sharp and Egan was left unmarked to fireside home with a fine finish at the far post.