Mind the gap
Wigan were looking for their first ever win against Man Utd, but the Red Devils took an eighth minute lead through Park Ji-Sung.
Connor Sammon was sent off for an arm on Michael Carrick to turn the game in United's favour.
Dimitar Berbatov made the most of being back in United's starting line-up, scoring a hat-trick as the Latics were thrashed 5-0.
Berbatov's treble helped United move level on points with Man City and also closed up the goal difference discrepancy to five.
Manchester City slipped up at West Brom, the Baggies understandably delighted after holding the league leaders to a 0-0 draw.
Chelsea took the lead in the West London derby against Fulham thanks to Juan Mata's opener.
Chelsea's lead lasted just nine minutes, though, as USA star Clint Dempsey grabbed an equaliser for Fulham.
Clint Dempsey celebrates after helping the Cottagers bounce back from their rout by Man Utd with a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam diverted the ball into his own goal to give Blackburn Rovers a surprise lead at Anfield.
Maxi Rodriguez levelled for Liverpool, but the Reds weren't able to push on and find a winner.
Even a sub appearance by Steven Gerrard could not inspire Liverpool
Bolton were put to the sword by Newcastle, French playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa setting the Magpies on their way with a well-taken volley.
Demba Ba was on the scoresheet yet again - his 14th goal in his past 13 games - as Newcastle won 2-0 at the Reebok Stadium.
Jack Colback celebrates opening the scoring for Sunderland against Everton.
The Wearsiders were held to a 1-1 draw, though after Everton were given a very soft penalty. Leon Osman tumbled and Leighton Baines slotted home the equaliser.
Gabby Agbonlahor tries to get away for Villa, but could not break through in a 0-0 draw with Stoke.
Gervinho of Arsenal celebrates after scoring the opener against Wolves.
Steven Fletcher scored the equaliser to level the scores at 1-1.
Nenad Milijas was given his marching orders, but Wolves hung on for the draw.
Danny Graham slots the first goal home for Swansea against QPR.
Jamie Mackie celebrates his equaliser as Rangers snatched a point.
Emmanuel Adebayor rues a missed chance against Norwich.
Gareth Bale stabs home his first against Norwich after good work from Emmanuel Adebayor.
And he netted a second soon after to kill off the game and cement third place.