Sunderland came from two-nil down at home to Southampton as they secured point via goals from Fabio Borini and Adam Johnson.
Arsenal retained top spot thanks to a brace from Santi Cazorla. Despite a lacklustre first half, the league leaders managed two quickfire goals to see off the visiting Fulham in a London derby.
Manchester City didn’t have it all their own way at the Etihad, as Cardiff City managed to keep the score down to a respectable four-two. However, a late Frazier Campbell goal proved to be little more than a consolation, as earlier goals from Dzeko, Navas, Toure and Aguero had put the league’s second place side in a comfortable position.
A solitary Jason Puncheon goal was enough for Crystal Palace, as they beat the visiting Stoke City. Tony Pulis’ side have now lifted themselves out of the dropzone with a win against their manager’s former side.
An 87th minute header from Ryan Bennett gave Norwich a much needed win, as they saw off fellow strugglers Hull City one-nil.
More pressure has been heaped upon West Ham boss Sam Allardyce, as his side were beaten three-one by the travelling Newcastle United. A brace from Yohan Cabaye, along with a Loic Remy strike easily saw off a poor showing from the Londeners, who’s only score came via an own goal from Newcastle centre-half Mike Williamson.