Santi Cazorla got his first hat-trick in England as the diminutive Spaniard was at his best as Arsenal beat Reading 5-2 to move up to fifth in the Premier League.
A crazy first-half, and goalless second, saw Manchester United go behind twice but still managed to beat Reading 4-3 thanks to Wayne Rooney's brace, leaving them three points clear at the top of the Premier League.
Goalkeeper Adam Federici and midfielder Chris Herd have withdrawn from the Australian squad with injuries ahead of next month's 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualifiers.
Following an injury to Australian number one Mark Schwarzer, Adam Federici feels he is the man to take over between the sticks for the Socceroos after helping lead Reading to the brink of the Premier League this season.
The FIFA World Cup might bring together the cream of football talent, but playing in the lower need not be a barrier to participating, as FIFA.com discovers.
Steven Gerrard rescued Liverpool again with an equaliser at the Madejski Stadium to earn an FA Cup third-round replay against Reading at Anfield.