Manchester United's faint Premier League title hopes receded even further as they began 2015 with a disappointing 1-1 draw at Stoke.
Papiss Cisse's fifth goal in six games launched a Newcastle fightback as they ended a four-match losing streak with a 3-2 victory over Everton.
Arsenal battled to a 2-1 win at West Ham to close in on the top four in the Premier League.
Ashley Barnes struck a stunning equaliser as Burnley staged a remarkable comeback to snatch a 2-2 draw against champions Manchester City.
A magical performance from Eden Hazard was not enough to inspire Chelsea to victory as Southampton held firm to secure a hard-earned point.
Hugo Lloris refused to be beaten as Manchester United finished an ignominious 2014 with a goalless draw at Tottenham Hotspur.
Arsenal survived the sending-off of striker Olivier Giroud for a reckless head-butt to beat QPR 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium and close back up on the top four of the Premier League.
Wayne Rooney scored twice and set up another goal as Manchester United swatted Newcastle aside with an easy 3-1 win at Old Trafford.
Diego Costa was on target in a 2-0 win as Premier League leaders Chelsea proved a barrier too far for West Ham.
Champions Manchester City again made light of the absence of strikers as they cruised to a 3-1 win at West Brom.
Raheem Sterling provided a single moment of magic to give Liverpool a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor.
Christian Eriksen was Tottenham's saviour as they survived a storm to edge past Leicester 2-1.
Chelsea will spend Christmas three points clear at the top of the Premier League after they regained the cushion with a 2-0 win at Stoke.
Martin Skrtel scored an equaliser deep into injury time as Liverpool rescued a 2-2 draw against Arsenal.
David Silva struck twice as Manchester City made light of their absence of strikers to brush troubled Crystal Palace aside 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium.
Radamel Falcao clinched a 1-1 draw for Manchester United as 10-man Aston Villa ended their winning run.
Erik Lamela broke his 25-game Barclays Premier League goal drought to seal Tottenham's 2-1 victory over Burnley at White Hart Lane.
Liverpool put a bad week behind them as they sealed a 3-1 win over Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup.
Sheffield United continue to be gripped by cup fever after they claimed a second Premier League upset of the season to book a Capital One Cup semi-final spot after beating hapless Southampton.
Filipe Luis' stunner helped Chelsea clinch a routine 3-1 win over 10-man Derby and move into the Capital One Cup semifinal.
Former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry has confirmed his retirement from football and will return to London to take up a role as a media pundit.
Manchester United beat Liverpool 3-0 at Old Trafford but they had David De Gea to thank once again for saving a number of chances for the Red Devils.
Christian Eriksen delivered another late winner as Tottenham edged past Swansea with a 2-1 victory at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.
Jose Mourinho's men edged their card-laden clash with Hull -- but it was not one of the impressive, dominant displays Chelsea fans have become accustomed to.
Veteran Frank Lampard delivered again for Manchester City as the champions overcame the absence of any senior strikers to beat Leicester 1-0.
Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla both scored twice as Arsenal closed back up on the Barclays Premier League's top four with a 4-1 win over Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium.
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has accepted a Football Association charge in relation to making racist and anti-semitic comments on social media but has offered mitigation for his actions.
Angel Di Maria has been ruled out of Manchester United's game against Liverpool on Sunday.
Manchester United moved into third place in the Premier League table as a Robin van Persie brace saw them past Southampton.
Two-goal Andy Carroll helped West Ham climb to third in the Premier League with a 3-1 victory over 10-man Swansea at Upton Park on Sunday.
Manchester City's quadruple trophy bid was sensationally derailed by a shocking 1-0 defeat at third-division Wigan in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday.
Substitute Steve Davies earned Rochdale an FA Cup fifth-round replay at Wembley Stadium with his remarkable stoppage-time equaliser against Tottenham Hotspur at Spotland.
Manchester United overcame the video assistant referee's controversial intervention and reached the FA Cup quarterfinals thanks to Romelu Lukaku's brace at Huddersfield.
Willian dispatched two inch-perfect finishes as Chelsea cruised past Hull 4-0 and into the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Sheffield Wednesday fan Jamie Vardy put the Blades to the sword as Leicester knocked Sheffield United out of the FA Cup.
Chelsea eased the growing pressure on Antonio Conte and returned to the Premier League's top four with a convincing 3-0 win over West Brom.
Liverpool moved back above Tottenham and into third place in the Premier League table as two first-half goals gave them a routine 2-0 victory at struggling Southampton.
Matt Ritchie scored a second-half winner for Newcastle as they lifted themselves out of the relegation places with a 1-0 victory over Manchester United at St James' Park.
Sergio Aguero scored four times as Manchester City extended their Premier League lead to 16 points with a 5-1 demolition of Leicester at the Etihad Stadium.
Everton's Sam Allardyce won the battle of ex-England managers at Goodison Park to ease growing pressure with a 3-1 victory over Roy Hodgson's struggling Crystal Palace.
Harry Kane proved Arsenal's nemesis again as his bullet header earned Tottenham a deserved 1-0 victory in the North London derby.
Erik Lamela scored his first goal in 17 months as Tottenham sauntered past Newport and into the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Swansea recorded their biggest-ever FA Cup win as Notts County were demolished 8-1 at the Liberty Stadium.
Antonio Conte's future as Chelsea boss was cast into further doubt as his 10 men were thrashed 4-1 by Watford on Monday night.
Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane traded stoppage-time goals as Liverpool and Tottenham drew 2-2 in a wild affair at Anfield on Sunday.
Newcastle resisted intense pressure from Crystal Palace to earn a 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park that again took them clear of the bottom three.
`Aaron Ramsey hit a hat trick with Arsenal fans treated to their first showing of their January transfers in tandem as both Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shone in a comfortable 5-1 win over Everton.
Alexis Sanchez's first goal for Manchester United wrapped up a 2-0 victory against Huddersfield on a day when the clubs came together to remember those who lost their lives in the Munich air disaster.
Swansea's resurgence continued as they climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone with a 1-1 draw at Leicester, who were again without want-away midfielder Riyad Mahrez.
Johann Berg Gudmundsson struck a late equaliser as Burnley grabbed a 1-1 draw against Premier League leaders Manchester City at Turf Moor.
Christian Eriksen scored within 11 seconds as Tottenham brushed aside a below-par Manchester United to seal a crunch 2-0 victory in the race for the top four.
Kevin De Bruyne was again the inspiration as Manchester City opened up a 15-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 3-0 win over West Brom.
Theo Walcott's maiden Everton goals secured a first win in eight matches as a 2-1 triumph over Leicester arrested their slide under Sam Allardyce.
Bournemouth scored three goals in 16 remarkable second-half minutes to record a sensational 3-0 victory against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening.
Arsenal have completed the signing of striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of €63.75 million (£56m).
Chelsea have completed the signing of Olivier Giroud from Arsenal for a reported £16.25 million on an 18-month contract.
Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of winger Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain for a fee of в‚¬28 million.
Liverpool bounced back to winning ways in the Premier League and maintained their Champions League challenge with a 3-0 win at Huddersfield.
Swansea climbed out of the relegation zone for the first time in three months as Petr Cech's dreadful howler helped condemn Arsenal to a 3-1 defeat at the Liberty Stadium.
Two first-half goals were enough to see Manchester City comfortably through to the FA Cup fifth round at Championship side Cardiff City.