Manchester City 0-1 Manchester United: Roberto Mancini is brimming from recent 6-1 and 5-1 league wins but Sir Alex Ferguson says this, the day's early kick off, is the most important Manchester derby for 20 years
A half-chance to the visitors, a free-kick to the hosts, but what the game lacks in goal-mouth action in the first 25 minutes it makes up for in hungry, aggressive, derby day tackles
Carlos Tevez is the centre of attention, despite the lack of chances in the first half, being the fulcrum of City's attack and formerly of United - the missing piece of their puzzle up front according to some fans in red
Heartbreak for the light blue Mancunians: Having nearly scored from a goal-mouth scramble, City switch off and Patrice Evra's cross finds Paul Scholes unmarked to head home an injury-time winner
Birmingham City 0-0 Hull City: At the bottom of the table, the Tigers' temporary boss Iain Dowie grinds out a point at St Andrews, a fortress this season for the Blues
Blackburn Rovers 2-3 Everton: Mikael Arteta opens the scoring inside three minutes with a penalty after Ryan Nelsen trips him in the box, though Rovers have an effort cleared off the line soon after
Into the second half and Leighton Baines is the width of a post from a contender for goal of the season only for Blackburn to counter attack and Steven Nzoni to score with his own 30-yard screamer
A decent game threatens to become a thundering one 10 minutes later as substitute Ayegbeni Yakubu puts Everton back in front with his first touch
A thundering game becomes a second-half goalfest moments after when Blackburn substitute Jason Roberts lets the ball bounce once before slamming home his side's second long-range equaliser
The goalfest reaches its crescendo in injury time and Everton, pushing for a Europa League place, have their winner - as they often do - from Tim Cahill, set up by Yakubu
Fulham 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers: With the Cottagers having one eye on Europe and Wolves settling for an away point it's no big surprise that the game gets no closer to a goal than Bobby Zamora hitting the woodwork
Stoke City 1-2 Bolton Wanderers: Though Stoke face the only team with more league goals from throw-ins the opening goal comes when Dave Kitson beats the offside trap to score from Sanli Tuncay's through ball
The Potters squander their chances and hit the post twice only to give away a dubious free kick just outside the box for a foul on Vladimir Weiss that Matthew Taylor drills beneath the wall to equalise
The mugging is complete and the Trotters' possible relegation avoided when Weiss and Taylor combine again five minutes later as the right-back crosses and the left-winger nudges the ball past Tomas Sorensen
Sunderland 2-1 Burnley: The Clarets may well be out, if not automatically down, when Darren Bent feeds Alan Hutton on the right and his cross is put in by Fraizer Campbell...
...and Campbell returns the favour, knocking the ball back, from Michael Turner's pass, for Bent to score a second before half time, his 23rd of the season
Though, as against Spurs, the Black Cats never like to rest easy and Burnley are back in the game when Robbie Blake feeds Steven Thompson to draw back a goal with a low finish
Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Chelsea: The day that begins with a derby between title-chasers and fourth-place contenders ends with another and Jermain Defoe puts Spurs ahead from the spot following John Terry's handball
The chance to catch Manchester City, the boost of winning a home derby midweek against Arsenal, plus the form of Gareth Bale, who gets Spurs' second goal, and the home side dominate the league leaders
Fabio Capello, at Eastlands earlier where Scholes is the only exemplary Englishman, is in the crowd to see John Terry sent off for two yellow cards in quick succession while the crowd sing 'Dawson for England'
Although Frank Lampard draws back a late goal, the game, including an unsightly melee begun by Deco and Tom Huddlestone, will not be remembered well by Chelsea, now only a point ahead of Manchester United
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