Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott has been called up to the England squad for the FIFA World Cup qualifying games against San Marino and Montenegro, with Aaron Lennon and Michael Dawson out with injuries.
Arsenal couldn't recover from two first half goals from Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon, giving Tottenham Hotspur the three points from Sunday's north London derby.
Clint Dempsey saw some late sustained pressure from Tottenham Hotspur finally pay-off in the dying seconds of their game with Manchester United, cancelling out Robin Van Persie's opener to grab a point.
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.
Gareth Bale’s first Premier League treble helped a dominant Tottenham Hotspur triumph 4-0 away to Aston Villa and rise to fourth.
Andre Villas-Boas' time in England has been a rocky one, but though the young Tottenham Hotspur coach is finding his feet again he now must face the demons created during his ill-fated spell at Chelsea for the first time.