Honours even in Manchester derby

Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the table with a narrow win over Fulham at Stamford Bridge, whilst Arsenal won 2-0 at Wolves.

Elsewhere, Everton salvaged a late draw at home to Bolton, whilst there were also draws between West Ham and West Brom and Wigan and Liverpool.

Aston Villa won a topsy turvy encounter at Villa Park 3-2 against Blackpool, whilst Newcastle came back down to earth with a 2-1 home defeat to Blackburn.