Yaya Toure and Carlos Tevez took advantage of a rare Frank Lampard penalty miss to fire Manchester City to their first Barclays Premier League win in a month.
Alan Pardew got the win he craved as Newcastle fought back to beat former club Southampton and complete a good week.
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If this was the moment which will keep Fulham in the Premier League next season, it was worthy of it.
Wigan lifted themselves out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone in spectacular style with a thumping win over 10-man Reading at the Madejski Stadium.
Peter Odemwingie made his first appearance as a West Bromwich Albion player since that deadline-day dash to Loftus Road but it was the player he replaced with three minutes remaining, Romelu Lukaku, who was the dominant figure at the Hawthorns yesterday.
Rafael's exquisite strike helped Manchester United stay on course for the Barclays Premier League title today as embattled QPR's survival hopes took another blow.
Substitute Kei Kamara inspired a stirring late comeback that gave Norwich a first Premier League win in 10 matches and left Everton with much to do to fulfil their ambitions of securing a place in next season’s Champions’ League.
It was not pretty and it was hardly convincing, but Arsenal did not care as they ended one of their most difficult weeks with a win after two damaging home defeats in the FA Cup and Champions’ League.
The Touré brothers were looking in opposite directions. This week Kolo admitted that he expected to leave Manchester City and had instructed his agent to begin looking for another club. It may be in Istanbul which, with Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder joining Galatasaray, has suddenly become the go-to venue for footballers of a certain age who don't want to say goodbye to the big pay-cheque. However, he hopes to remain in England.
Paul Elliott, one of football's leading anti-racist campaigners, who was made a CBE for his work against discrimination, has resigned his positions of responsibility at the Football Association after admitting using a derogatory racist term to another black man.
Gazprom, the largest gas company in the world, may be gaining increased influence and exposure as a sponsor of, among others, the Champions' League, Chelsea, Zenit St Petersburg, Schalke 04 and Red Star Belgrade, but their chairman's hopes for a united Russian-Ukrainian League as early as autumn 2014 appear doomed.
Matt Duke: Keeper who beat cancer knows how to defy odds
Bolton ended Hull's run of three straight wins with a 4-1 victory at the Reebok Stadium which included two goals from Craig Dawson. The fact that Bolton were 3-0 ahead after 10 minutes effectively put the game beyond Steve Bruce's side, who would have moved within two points of leaders Cardiff with a win. Hull's loss was Watford's gain, as they moved up to second place following a 2-1 win over Derby at Vicarage Road, with Matej Vydra scoring his 20th goal of the season for the Hornets.
To borrow the title from Colin Shindler's book on three generations of the Summberbee family, this was an afternoon about fathers, sons and football.
As Swansea City prepare for the most glamourous game in their history, their manager, Michael Laudrup, has assured supporters that he has no ambition to manage clubs like Real Madrid or Chelsea, both of whom he has been linked with recently.
Karl Hepton owes his life to his grandmother, Nellie Foster, who lowered him out of a broken window but failed to save herself. Hazel Greenwood lost her husband, Peter, and sons, Felix and Rupert. Three generations of the Fletcher family perished.
The Football Association has accepted the resignation of anti-racism campaigner Paul Elliott from all his positions within the organisation after he made “discriminatory abusive comments”.
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Petr Cech believes Chelsea are capable of overhauling Manchester City and laying claim to second spot behind Manchester United, the Premier League leaders.