Abena Alice|myghanalinks - Manchester City was spared the blushes as they came from behind in time added-on to tie struggling Hull City at the Etihad.
Eden Hazard and Branislav Ivanovic helped Chelsea extend their Premier League lead to seven points despite Jores Okore finally ending the home side's 11-hour goal drought.
Southampton left it late before claiming a winner at QPR as Sadio Mane scored a 93rd-minute winner to break Rangers' resistance to hand Chris Ramsey his defeat in his first game as caretaker boss, Crystal Palace were also winners whilst Liverpool settled for a draw against Everton.
Elsewhere, Crystal palace won and Liverpool settled for a draw against Everton.
Six teams including Manchester United will be in action on Sunday.
Tottenham 2 - 1 Arsenal
Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham fought back to claim a late 2-1 win over their north London rivals Arsenal and move into the Premier League's top four.
Mesut Ozil’s third goal in as many matches gave the Gunners an 11th-minute lead but Tottenham’s pressure paid off when Kane fired home a 56th-minute equaliser for his first goal in a north London derby.
The striker, under the watchful eye of England manager Roy Hodgson, then sealed victory for his boyhood club four minutes from time with a looping header into the far corner.
Swansea City 1 - 1 Sunderland
Ki Sung-Yueng cancelled out Jermain Defoe's effort as Swansea and Sunderland shared the spoils at the Liberty Stadium.
Sunderland, who had lost their last two Premier League away matches, took the lead thanks to Defoe's regal finish in front of the watching Prince Albert of Monaco - his second top flight goal since his move from MLS side Toronto FC.
But Ki marked his return from the Asia Cup in Australia with a diving header against his former loan club midway through the second half to level for the home side, and, despite late pressure from the hosts, the Black Cats held out for a share of the spoils.
Aston Villa 1 - 2 Chelsea
Branislav Ivanovic scored a stunning winner as Chelsea battled to a 2-1 win at Aston Villa to extend their lead at the top.
Eden Hazard slotted home a sweeping early move from the visitors before Jores Okore headed in shortly after half-time to score Aston Villa’s first Premier League goal in nearly 11 hours, but Ivanovic’s thunderbolt sealed the points for the visitors.
Oscar had been denied by Brad Guzan while Willian went close with two low efforts in a scrappy affair, but Ivanovic’s goal was enough for Jose Mourinho pick up his first win at Villa Park in six attempts.
Chelsea, who have now gone four games unbeaten, move seven points clear at the top of the table after Manchester City were held by Hull.
Manchester City 1 - 1 Hull City
Manchester City’s title hopes suffered another setback as they needed a brilliant injury-time free-kick from James Milner to rescue a 1-1 draw against Hull City.
The hosts started sluggishly at the Etihad and fell behind in the 34th minute when Gaston Ramirez’s effort hit the post and David Meyler converted the rebound.
It looked as though that goal might be enough to give Hull a first league win at City but Milner's superb last-gasp strike snatched a point for the champions, who have now not won for five successive matches in all competitions.
While the goal left the Hull players disappointed at the final whistle, it is the champions who should be more frustrated by the result and another below-par performance.
Leicester City 0 - 1 Crystal Palace
A Joe Ledley header earned Crystal Palace a 1-0 win at Leicester, who remain adrift at the bottom of the Premier League table.
The Welsh midfielder's second-half goal was enough to snatch the victory for Alan Pardew's men, but the home side will feel aggrieved, as they had the chances to earn at least a point.
The Foxes had the better of the first-half opportunities, with David Nugent coming closest to breaking the deadlock but his header came back off the post.
Yaya Sanogo was introduced after the break by Pardew, and he gave the visitors more impetus.
And that momentum resulted in Ledley giving the visitors a decisive lead, and continued their improvement under their new boss.
QPR 0 - 1 Southampton
Southampton returned to winning ways with a last-gasp 1-0 win against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Saturday afternoon.
Caretaker boss Chris Ramsey looked set for a point in his first game in charge since Harry Redknapp's departure until Saido Mane’s injury-time strike.
Ramsey’s men then had a goal disallowed with the very last kick of the game but while QPR remain in the relegation zone, Southampton maintain their Champions League push by climbing back into third spot.
The visitors - who surprisingly lost at home to Swansea City last Sunday - dominated the opening 45 minutes, with midfielder Mane proving a constant thorn in QPR’s side.
Everton 0 - 0 Liverpool
Steven Gerrard had to settle for a point in his final Merseyside derby as Liverpool and Everton played out a goalless draw at Goodison Park.
Both sides started the game in typically frenetic fashion but it was the visitors who made the better of the first half chances as last-minute addition Jordon Ibe rattled the frame of the goal before Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling called Joel Robles into a string of saves.
Romelu Lukaku and Steven Naismith combined well in and around the Liverpool area but struggled to create a clear sight of goal in the first half.
Gerrard almost snatched the points with an acrobatic effort but found Naismith in his way.
Brendan Rodgers' side pushed for the opener in the second half as Daniel Sturridge was introduced, but Robles, and some resolute defending from both sides, ensured the game would end goalless.
Burnley FC 2 - 2 West Brom
Brown Ideye was the unlikely hero as West Brom came from behind to draw 2-2 against Burnley at Turf Moor.
Ashley Barnes and Danny Ings had given the hosts a 2-0 lead but Chris Brunt halved the deficit moments before the break and then Ideye - who almost left the club in the final hours of the transfer window - came off the bench to salvage a point with a 67th-minute header.
It is the second time in the last three games that Burnley have failed to take maximum points after holding a two-goal lead but they move a point clear of the relegation zone, while West Brom are now three clear of trouble.
West Ham 1 - 1 Manchester utd
Daley Blind’s late equaliser earned Manchester United a point against West Ham in a 1-1 draw dominated by the hosts at Upton Park.
Defender Cheikhou Kouyate’s second-half goal gave West Ham the lead, but Blind volleyed home a 92nd-minute leveller from the edge of the area.
Luke Shaw was sent off after the equaliser for a second bookable offence, but the result means Louis van Gaal’s side have lost just once in 17 games in all competitions.
Newcastle 1 - 1 Stoke City
Peter Crouch's 90th-minute equaliser denied John Carver a first home victory as Stoke held Newcastle to a 1-1 draw at St James' Park.
A tight affair on Tyneside appeared to have turned in favour of the hosts when Jack Colback struck in the 74th minute, just three minutes after he avoided a second bookable offence for a late challenge on Victor Moses, but Crouch’s header at the death salvaged a point for the visitors.
Chances were few and far between in the first half as both sides struggled to create clear chances in front of goal, but efforts from Remy Cabella, Moussa Sissoko and Mame Biram Diouf could have broken the deadlock had each side’s goalkeeper not been up to the task.
Match reports from skysports were used in this compilation.
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