From Mohamed Diame through Jimmy Kebe to Arouna Kone, FIFA.com looks at some of the lesser-known African players making an impact in the English Premier League.
Manchester City put four past Newcastle United, while Chelsea stumbled at Southampton losing 2-1 and Manchester United edged Sunderland 1-0 to move even closer to clinch their 20th Premier League title.
Frank Lampard headed home his 200th goal for Chelsea in the Blues' 2-0 win over West Ham United, while Tottenham Hotspur suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Fulham and Wigan Athletic topped Newcastle United.
Manchester United moved 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win over bottom side QPR, while Norwich and Arsenal left it late to claim 2-1 wins in their respective matches.
The winning sides all tallied four goals against their opponents in FA Cup action that saw Wigan Athletic and Manchester City earn a place in the sixth round, while Chelsea took down Brentford in their fourth round replay.
Manchester United beat West Bromwich Albion as Manchester City kept pace with the leaders thanks to a thrilling 4-3 win at Norwich City. Elsewhere, Stoke City and Southampton drew 3-3 and Aston Villa again lost heavily.