• Manchester United are bidding to consolidate top spot in the Premier League as they host Newcastle on Boxing Day
  • James Perch celebrates his fifth-minute opener for Newcastle
  • But Manchester United hit back thanks to Jonny 'on the spot' Evans after 25 minutes
  • Dimitar Berbatov opens the scoring for Fulham at home to Southampton
  • Juan Mata scores what ends up being the only goal of the game in Chelsea's clash at Norwich
  • Confusion shrouded Newcastle's second, which was initially disallowed for offside but referee Mike Dean eventually gave it
  • Sunderland striker Stephane Sessegnon outpaces Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure at the Stadium of Light
  • Swansea captain, Ashley Williams is challenged by Reading skipper Jobi McAnuff
  • Patrice Evra's strike restores parity at Old Trafford
  • West Brom's Chris Brunt celebrates scoring in a 2-1 win against QPR
  • Adam Johnson's goal gives Sunderland a 1-0 lead over Manchester City
  • Papiss Cisse put Newcastle back in front in the absorbing clash at Old Trafford
  • But Robin van Persie makes it 3-3
  • Meanwhile at Craven Cottage, Rickie Lambert nets an equaliser for Southampton and the match is drawn 1-1
  • Leon Osman's goal put Everton on the road to a 2-1 victory over Wigan
  • Javier Hernandez finds the net late on to put Man United 4-3 up on Newcastle
  • The leaders hold on for the victory which sends them seven points clear of Man City
  • That's because their nearest challengers failed to find an equaliser against the jubilant Black Cats
  • Jermain Defoe puts Tottenham 1-0 up at Aston Villa in one of the evening kick-offs
  • Gareth Bale then nets a hat-trick to seal the three points and send Spurs back to fourth
  • Steven Gerrard put Liverpool 1-0 up inside the first two minutes at Stoke with this penalty
  • But Kenwyne Jones was among the scorers as Stoke roared back

Premier League

Manchester United are bidding to consolidate top spot in the Premier League as they host Newcastle on Boxing Day