Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge netted twice each as title outsiders Liverpool edged a 4-3 Anfield classic against Swansea City.
Brendan Rodgers' side continue to be plagued by a porous defence but moved within four points of English Premier League leaders Chelsea after emerging victorious from one of the games of the season.
Henderson had the final word in his side's 4-3 success, forcing home from point-blank range in the 74th minute after his initial effort had been saved.
However, Rodgers' former team played their part with a stirring away performance capped by Jonjo Shelvey's first-time strike and a brace from Wilfried Bony.
Robert Snodgrass' cool finish earned manager Chris Hughton yet another stay of execution at Carrow Road as Norwich City tip-toed past Tottenham Hotspur 1-0.
Scotland midfielder Snodgrass fired the Canaries to just their second win in 12 league clashes, with goalkeeper John Ruddy producing a string of first-class saves.
Loic Remy ended Newcastle United's barren run with a dramatic injury-time winner as Aston Villa finally succumbed 1-0 at St James' Park.
The striker claimed his 12th goal of the season in injury time of a game the Magpies should have had wrapped up long before. It clinched a first victory since 18 January and ended a run of five successive home defeats.