Manchester United beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday to remain atop the Premier League, seven points ahead of cross-town rival Manchester City.
City, the defending league champion, also won, edging Norwich City 4-3 in an offensive duel.
Tottenham Hotspur grabbed third place overall with a 2-1 triumph at Sunderland, though Chelsea could displace their London neighbors with a win on Sunday, when the Blues travel to sixth-place Everton.
Despite the absence of league top scorer Michu, out with an injury, visiting Swansea City topped Fulham 2-1 to move within one point of eighth-place Stoke, who managed only a 3-3 tie at home against Southampton.
Wigan dominated Aston Villa 3-0 at Villa Park.
The result left the home team in the relegation zone even as the visitors climbed out of the bottom three.
A goal by Russian Pavel Pogrebnyak gave lowly Reading its second win of the season, a 1-0 home victory over West Ham United. EFE