Robin van Persie scored on his return to Arsenal as his former side drew 1-1 with newly-crowned Premier League champions Manchester United. Elsewhere, Reading and QPR were relegated after playing out a 0-0 draw.
Manchester United extended their lead at the Premier League summit to seven points following a 4-3 victory over Newcastle United, while close rivals Manchester City succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at Sunderland.
England goalkeeper Robert Green is to leave West Ham United and sign a two-year deal with Queen's Park Rangers, the Premier League club announced on Thursday.
Andy Carroll's hopes of forcing his way into England's UEFA EURO 2012 starting line-up were boosted on Friday after manager Roy Hodgson confirmed the striker will start this weekend's friendly against Norway.
The West Ham United No1 will miss the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier against Bulgaria after suffering a finger injury, with Derby County's Frankie Fielding called up to replace him.
After a merry-go-round regarding the England captaincy, Fabio Capello has confirmed Rio Ferdinand will be second in line to take the armband should anything happen to John Terry.