English Premier League: Kiwi Chris Wood continues hot goal-scoring streak for Nottingham Forest, Liverpool salvage draw against Manchester United

Tottenham Hotspur boosted their Champions League qualifying hopes with a 3-1 home win over relegation-battling Nottingham Forest on Monday (NZ time) to move into fourth in the Premier League.

Second-half goals from Micky van de Ven and Pedro Porro, after Forest's Chris Wood had cancelled out Murillo's own goal in the opening period, helped Spurs capitalise on rivals Aston Villa and Manchester United dropping points this weekend.

Wood's strike continues his red-hot scoring streak, having now found the back of the net in four consecutive matches.

Tottenham's victory puts them level with Villa on 60 points but with a game in hand. Forest remain 17th with 25 points from 32 games, above third-bottom Luton Town on goal difference.

The hosts led after 15 minutes when Murillo turned Timo Werner's cross into his own net before Forest equalised against the run of play through Wood.

Bruno Fernandes celebrates his goal for Man Utd.
Bruno Fernandes celebrates his goal for Man Utd. Photo credit: Getty Images

Van de Ven hit a thunderbolt from the edge of the area to restore Spurs' lead after 52 minutes before Pedro Porro calmed their nerves with a great finish six minutes later.  

In the headline act of the day, Mohamed Salah scored a late equaliser from a penalty kick as Liverpool escaped Old Trafford with a single point in a 2-2 draw with Manchester United to climb to even on points with Premier League leaders Arsenal.

Salah stroked home in the 84th minute for his sixth league goal at Old Trafford, the most of any visiting player in the league's history, overtaking Steven Gerrard's five.

With seven games remaining in the neck-and-neck title race, Liverpool and Arsenal have 71 points with the Gunners leading on goal difference. Holders Manchester City are third on 70 points, while United are sixth.

Luis Diaz got Liverpool on the scoreboard in the 23rd minute when Dominik Szoboszlai swung in a corner that Darwin Nunez headed to the unmarked Colombian who hooked in a volley from close range.

But Bruno Fernandes scored a wild goal -- the United skipper's 50th league goal for the side -- with their first shot on target in the 50th minute when he latched on to a loose Liverpool pass and lobbed the ball from the centre circle past keeper Caoimhin Kelleher.

Kobbie Mainoo had the Old Trafford faithful roaring with his rocket from just inside the 18-yard box that sailed into the far top corner in the 67th minute. The 18-year-old sprinted to the corner flag to salute the crowd.

Liverpool were awarded their penalty when Harvey Elliott was taken down in the box.