Sam Allardyce has got off to a good start as Blackburn Rovers manager, with the team beating Stoke City 3-0 in their first game with him in charge.
Benni McCarthy scored a penalty after nine minutes, with Jason Roberts doubling the lead after 18.
McCarthy made it three with his second goal of the match, just before the half-hour mark.
Meanwhile, Sunderland have jumped out of the Premier League relegation zone, after beating Hull 4-1.
Steed Malbranque put Sunderland ahead early on, but Nicky Barmby equalised for Hull in the 19th minute.
Blackburn 3-0 Stoke
Bolton 2-1 Portsmouth
Fulham 3-0 Middlesbrough
Hull 1-4 Sunderland
West Ham 0-1 Aston Villa
But Sunderland secured their victory with three goals in the last 12 minutes.
Meanwhile, Bolton went up to ninth in the Premier League table after beating Portsmouth 2-1.
Bolton went two goals ahead in the first three minutes thanks to goals from Matthew Taylor and Ricardo Gardner.
Peter Crouch scored Portsmouth's only goal of the game.