Liverpool were held to a goalless draw at home to West Ham in the FA Cup fourth round, adding yet another fixture to their packed schedule.
Louis van Gaal is able to breathe a little easier after Manchester United made light work of a potentially tricky FA Cup assignment against Derby, winning 3-1 at the iPro Stadium.
Manchester City came from behind to set up a Capital One Cup final meeting with Liverpool after beating Everton 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium to secure a 4-3 aggregate victory.
Joe Allen was the penalty shootout hero as his spot-kick sent Liverpool to Wembley after a tense Capital One Cup semifinal second leg at Anfield.
Arsenal missed the chance to return to top of the table as they lost 1-0 to Chelsea. Diego Costa got the only goal of the game in the 23rd minute shortly after the hosts had seen Per Mertesacker sent off for bringing down the Spain striker.
Francesco Guidolin collected three points in his first full game as Swansea City manager with an impressive 2-1 win against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.
Sergio Aguero scored twice to rescue a point for stuttering Manchester City in a 2-2 draw at West Ham.
All looks rosy again for Leicester after a return to winning ways coincided with Jamie Vardy ending his goal drought in a 3-0 victory over Stoke which sent the Foxes top of the Premier League.
Charlie Austin scored the winner with his first touch in a Southampton shirt to pile the pressure on beleaguered Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.
Adam Lallana's last-minute strike gave Liverpool an astonishing first Premier League win of 2016 in a nine-goal thriller at Norwich.
Maiden Liverpool goals for youngsters Sheyi Ojo and Joao Carlos Teixeira sealed a 3-0 FA Cup third-round replay victory over Exeter.
Tottenham finally got the better of Leicester this season at the fourth time of asking as they reached the FA Cup fourth round with a 2-0 victory.
Arsenal reclaimed top spot in the Premier League with a goalless draw at Stoke on an afternoon when both teams' goalkeepers earned the plaudits.
Manchester United produced the ultimate smash-and-grab victory at Anfield as Wayne Rooney's 78th-minute goal decided a game barely befitting of England's two most decorated clubs.
Leicester City returned to the top of the Premier League despite being held to a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa.
Sergio Aguero struck twice as Manchester City pulled level with Arsenal in the title race with a comfortable 4-0 win over Crystal Palace.
John Terry scored a 98th-minute equaliser as fallen Premier League champions Chelsea avoided another chastening defeat in a 3-3 draw with Everton.
Substitute Joe Allen was Liverpool's unexpected saviour with an added-time equaliser - just when Arsenal appeared to have sent a significant message in the title race.
Raheem Sterling was denied a late penalty as Manchester City were held to a goalless draw by Everton at the Etihad Stadium.
Chelsea's search for successive Barclays Premier League wins this season goes on after James McClean's late strike earned West Brom a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Robert Huth's late header proved enough for Leicester to beat Tottenham at White Hart Lane and draw level on points with Premier League leaders Arsenal.
Unlikely hero Paul Dummett snatched a precious point for relegation-threatened Newcastle as Manchester United twice squandered the lead to draw 3-3 at St James' Park.
Harry Kane came off the bench to rescue Tottenham and keep their FA Cup hopes alive as his late penalty earned them a replay against Leicester in a 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane.
Teenage midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek's first senior goal settled a niggly FA Cup third round tie as Chelsea ground past Scunthorpe 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.
Sergio Aguero scored one and set up another as Manchester City cruised into the FA Cup fourth round with a 3-0 win over Norwich.
FA Cup holders Arsenal came from behind to beat a much-changed Sunderland side in their third-round meeting at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
Wayne Rooney scored an injury time penalty against Sheffield United to spare Louis van Gaal's blushes and send Manchester United through to the fourth round of the FA Cup by the finest of margins.
Jurgen Klopp survived his first taste of the FA Cup as his Liverpool youngsters fought back twice to salvage a 2-2 draw at Exeter.
In-form Romelu Lukaku's 12th goal in as many matches gave Everton a deserved 2-1 victory over lacklustre Manchester City in their Capital One Cup semi-final first leg at Goodison Park.
Tottenham claimed a point thanks to Dele Alli's volley but may well feel unfortunate not to have taken three as they drew 1-1 with Everton at Goodison Park.
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.