Manchester City eased past a hapless Bolton Wanderers, who are deep in relegation trouble, scoring first through a Gretar Steinsson own goal before forward Mario Balotelli bagged a goal he justly deserved.
Early goals at the start of each half were the backbone for an impressive 3-1 win for Bolton Wanderers over a lacklustre Liverpool, who now are six points shy of the UEFA Champions League places.
Bolton took advantage of a Tottenham Hotspur side arguably feeling the effects of their midweek triumph over Inter Milan by deservedly winning 4-2 in what was a scintillating second-half, largely orchestrated by Kevin Davies.
Craig Fagan cancelled out a goal from Gretar Steinsson as Hull City kept their survival hopes alive in a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Bolton Wanderers.
A 3-0 defeat at Manchester City piled the pressure on struggling Arsenal, while Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United were all held to draws.
Johan Elmander was the star of the show as Bolton Wanderers welcomed Stoke City back into the top flight after a long absence with a 3-1 defeat.