Manchester United continued to display fine football skills and recorded their seventh win to steer well clear of the pack.
This goal has been credited to Sunderland defender Titus Bramble, who deflected van Persie's shot past his own goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet. United won 1-0.
Manchester City registered a routine win against Newcastle. David Silva contributed to the 4-0 victory at home.
Carlos Tevez (in pic) and Vincent Kompany were the other scorers while an own goal from James Perch further added to City's dominance.
Ivory Coast striker Gervinho inspired Arsenal to a 4-1 demolition of struggling Reading.
Over to Tottenham's clash against Swansea Gareth Bale is seen celebrating a goal in front of Spurs' fans. His side registered a 2-1 win.
There was a massive upset in store for Chelsea though as the team went down to Southampton 1-2.
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