When Steve Clarke took up his first managerial post at West Bromwich Albion in June 2012 the jury was out on whether he would flourish, but the Scotsman has produced a finely-tuned side challenging the Premier League's upper echelons.
Jan Vertonghen propelled Tottenham into the top four of the Barclays Premier League with a goal that earned his side a 1-0 win over Swansea, with West Brom and West Ham later playing out a goalless draw.
Arsenal wasted a two-goal lead and a late penalty in drawing 3-3 at home to Fulham, Everton maintained their position by seeing off Sunderland, while West Bromwich Albion also extended their run.
Scotland international midfielder James Morrison has signed a new four-year contract with West Bromwich Albion.
Clint Dempsey struck a hat-trick as Fulham fought back from a goal behind to hammer Newcastle United 5-2, on-loan Robbie Keane inspired Aston Villa to victory, while Queens Park Rangers secured a vital win.
After his side lost again yesterday, Steve Kean admitted that Blackburn Rovers must improve their position in the Premier League soon otherwise he could face losing his job.