Andre Schurrle's hat-trick saw Chelsea stretch their lead in the Premier League, Liverpool won away at Southampton, while Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew was sent off for headbutting an opposition player.
As is tradition, every Sunday FIFA.com looks ahead to the week's birthdays in the world of football, with defenders coming to the fore in the shape of Philipp Lahm, Thomas Vermaelen, John Heitinga and Dario Simic.
John Heitinga says it is time for the Netherlands to "look ahead" following their miserable UEFA EURO 2012 campaign, while Turkey goalkeeper Tolga Zengin has discussed their clash with Estonia.
Manchester City pipped Manchester United to the Premier League title in dramatic fashion, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur completed the top four, while Bolton Wanderers were relegated.
Netherlands defender John Heitinga talks UEFA EURO 2012, playing with Robben and Van Persie and Wembley dreams with Everton in an exclusive interview with FIFA.com.
Manchester United narrowly beat Sunderland on the 25th anniversary of Sir Alex Ferguson's appointment, while Manchester City edged an enthralling contest against Queens Park Rangers to stay in command.