Reading and QPR have both been relegated from the Barclays Premier League after they drew 0-0 at the Madejski Stadium.
Arsenal moved back up to third in the Barclays Premier League table as they edged Fulham 1-0 at Craven Cottage with both sides finishing with 10 men.
Stephane Sessegnon's second goal in a week handed Paolo Di Canio victory in his first home game as Sunderland eased themselves further clear of relegation trouble.
Carlos Tevez struck a stunning late winner as Manchester City snatched a 1-0 win in its FA Cup final dress rehearsal with relegation-threatened Wigan.
Manager Arsene Wenger accepts he pushed Jack Wilshere back into action too quickly, but maintains he will need each and every one of his Arsenal players if his team is to finish in the top four of the Barclays Premier League.
Robin van Persie ended his goal drought as Manchester United restored their 15-point lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League table and deepened Stoke's relegation worries with a 2-0 victory.
Paolo Di Canio launched his Tyne-Wear derby career in spectacular style as Sunderland blasted their way past Newcastle to ease their relegation fears.
Arsenal struck three late goals to move back into the top four of the Barclays Premier League and deny Norwich a victory at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal kept up the pressure in the race for Champions League qualification with a 4-1 win over Reading at Emirates Stadium, which sent the Royals bottom of the Barclays Premier League.
Christian Benteke eased Aston Villa's relegation fears and pushed bottom-placed QPR nearer to the drop as his late goal sealed a 3-2 win in a pulsating Barclays Premier League clash.
Brian McDermott has left his post as manager of Reading, the club confirmed in a statement Monday.
Carlos Tevez kept alive Manchester City's slim hopes of retaining its Barclays Premier League title with the only goal at relegation-threatened Aston Villa.
Sergio Aguero struck twice as Manchester City kept its season alive by breezing into the FA Cup quarterfinals with a 4-0 win over Leeds.
Napoli has signed Porto defender Rolando on loan until the end of the season, the Serie A club confirmed Thursday.
David Silva struck in each half as champions Manchester City cut Manchester United's lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League to four points.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez scored his seventh goal in three matches against Norwich on Saturday to fuel a rout for the Reds.