Video: Saturday's Action In Bundesliga And EPL

Maxi Rodriguez plundered a hat-trick as Liverpool clinched a 5-0 win over Birmingham in their Premier League encounter at Anfield to plunge Alex McLeish's side back into relegation trouble. Rodriguez opened the scoring to give his side a seventh-minute lead, and Dirk Kuyt doubled the Reds'advantage midway through the first half. Rodriguez grabbed his second of the match in the 66th minute and he sealed his hat-trick seven minutes later before substitute Joe Cole added a fifth to round off an emphatic victory.

Jordan Henderson scored twice as Sunderland came from behind to beat Wigan 4-2 in their Premier League clash at the Stadium of Light. Mohamed Diame fired the Latics ahead on 52 minutes, only for Asamoah Gyan to level three minutes later. Henderson gave Black Cats the lead before Stephane Sessegnon scored from the spot to make it 3-1. Henderson added his second on 76 minutes and substitute Franco Di Santo notched a late consolation for Wigan as they were well beaten by their rampant opponents.

Fernando Torres scored his first goal for Chelsea as the Premier League champions beat London rivals West Ham United 3-0 at Stamford Bridge. Frank Lampard struck against his former club just before half-time to give Chelsea the lead. Torres then came off the bench 14 minutes from time to open his Chelsea account almost three months after making his £50 million move from Liverpool. Florent Malouda then hit the top corner with an injury-time strike.

Manchester United took a huge step towards the Premier League title with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Everton at Old Trafford. Javier Hernandez grabbed the winner six minutes from time when it looked for so long as though Everton would graft their way to a well-earned point. The result puts United six points ahead of second-placed Chelsea with four games remaining,

Borussia Monchengladbach moved off the bottom of the Bundesliga thanks to a surprise 1-0 win over leaders Borussia Dortmund which keeps the league title race open for another week. Dortmund's lead at the top of the table has now been cut to five points as a result of this defeat and Bayer Leverkusen's 2-1 home victory over Hoffenheim. Bayern Munich needed a late penalty to secure a 1-1 draw at struggling Eintracht Frankfurt. This result moves them to within one point of the coveted thrid place which is being occupied by Hannover.

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