Luis Suarez scored his 21st and 22nd goals of the season as Liverpool claimed a thrilling 5-3 victory at Stoke City.
The fearsome strike duo Edin Dzeko and Alvaro Negredo claimed Manchester City's goals vs Newcastle United, but the match's defining incident occurred mid-way through the first half when Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote had a goal contentiously ruled out for offside. City end the day top of the Premier League standings.
Normal service was resumed as Manchester United beat Swansea City 2-0 on Saturday to avoid losing three successive home games for the first time in over 50 years.
Eden Hazard's 57th minute goal and Fernando Torres' strike three minutes from time gave Chelsea a 2-0 win over Hull City and took them to the top of the points table.
Sunderland's Adam Johnson scored a hat-trick to salvage three crucial points with a 4-1 win over Fulham. This win pulls them up one spot from the foot of the table.
Everton's dream run under Roberto Martinez resumed as they beat Norwich City 2-0 via goals from Gareth Barry and Kevin Mirallas to climb back to the fourth spot in the points table.
Out-of-favour striker Jermaine Defoe, whose move to the MLS is imminent, scored after coming on as a second-half substitute in Tottenham Hotspur's 2-0 victory over bottom-placed Crystal Palace.
Southampton skipper Adam Lallana's 66th minute goal helped their side to a 1-0 home win over West Bromwich Albion.