It was Mancini Time at Eastlands again as Manchester City's Gareth Barry struck a 92nd minute winner for a pivotal 1-0 win against basement side Reading.

In the day's earlier kick-off Arsenal won by the same scoreline at Wigan thanks to a Mikel Arteta penalty in a game as drab as the weather but Tottenham could only register a scoreless draw with Stoke.

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  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Liverpool's Martin Skrtel (right) celebrates with team-mate Luis Suarez after scoring his side's first goal of the game

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Liverpool's Martin Skrtel celebrates with team-mate Luis Suarez after scoring his side's first goal of the game

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Liverpool's Martin Skrtel (left) celebrates with team-mate Luis Suarez after scoring his side's first goal of the game

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Liverpool's Martin Skrtel scores his side's first goal of the game

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Liverpool's Martin Skrtel scores his side's first goal of the game

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Liverpool's Martin Skrtel (left) celebrates with team-mate Suso after scoring his side's first goal of the game

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Liverpool's Martin Skrtel celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Fulham's Brede Hangeland (centre) in action with Liverpool's Daniel Agger (right) and Glen Johnson

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Liverpool's Steven Gerrard (left) celebrates with team-mate Luis Suarez after scoring his side's second goal of the game

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Liverpool's Martin Skrtel scores his side's first goal of the game

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Fulham's Dimitar Berbatov (right) in action with Liverpool's Sanchez Jose Enrique (centre) and Suso

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Liverpool's Stewart Downing celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Fulham's Dimitar Berbatov (left) and Liverpool's Suso battle for the ball

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Liverpool's Steven Gerrard (right) celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with his team-mates

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Fulham's Giorgos Karagounis (left) and Liverpool's Luis Suarez battle for the ball

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Liverpool's Raheem Sterling (left) and Fulham's Giorgos Karagounis battle for the ball

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Fulham's Brede Hangeland (left) and Liverpool's Luis Suarez in action

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Liverpool's Steven Gerrard (right) and Fulham's Ashkan Dejagah in action

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer (left) and Liverpool's Luis Suarez in action

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers on the touchline

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Liverpool's Luis Suarez (left) and Fulham's John Arne Riise

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Fans hold a scarf honouring the friendship between Liverpool and Borussia Moenchengladbach football clubs.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Fans carry a banner honouring the friendship between Liverpool and Borussia Moenchengladbach football clubs.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Liverpool's Sanchez Jose Enrique (left) challenges Fulham's Ashkan Dejagah

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Liverpool's Luis Suarez argues with the linesman

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Liverpool's Luis Suarez (left) and Fulham's Brede Hangeland battle for the ball

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Fulham manager Martin Jol (right) and Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers on the touchline

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Liverpool's Martin Skrtel celebrates with team-mate Luis Suarez after scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield

    Liverpool's Martin Skrtel (right) celebrates with team-mate Luis Suarez after scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Arsenal - DW Stadium

    Arsenal's Mikel Arteta celebrates scoring their first goal of the game from the penalty spot

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Arsenal - DW Stadium

    Arsenal's Mikel Arteta acknowledges the crowd after the final whistle

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Arsenal - DW Stadium

    Wigan Athletic's Jean Beausejour and Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (right) battle for the ball

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Arsenal - DW Stadium

    Wigan Athletic's Jean Beausejour and Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (left) battle for the ball

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Arsenal - DW Stadium

    Arsenal's Theo Walcott (right) turns away from Wigan Athletic's James McCarthy (centre) and David Jones

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Arsenal - DW Stadium

    Wigan Athletic fans in festive fancy dress in the stands

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Arsenal - DW Stadium

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (left) and Wigan Athletic's manager Roberto Martinez (right) chat before kick-off

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Arsenal - DW Stadium

    Arsenal's Mikel Arteta scores their first goal of the game from the penalty spot

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Arsenal - DW Stadium

    Wigan Athletic's James McCarthy (left) and Arsenal's Jack Wilshere (right) battle for the ball

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Arsenal - DW Stadium

    Arsenal's Lukas Podolski (right) has a shot on goal

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Arsenal - DW Stadium

    Arsenal's Santi Cazorla and Wigan Athletic's James McCarthy (left) battle for the ball

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Arsenal - DW Stadium

    Arsenal's Lukas Podolski (right) has a shot on goal

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Arsenal - DW Stadium

    Arsenal's Theo Walcott (left) and Wigan Athletic's James McCarthy (right) battle for the ball

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Arsenal - DW Stadium

    Arsenal's Mikel Arteta celebrates scoring their first goal of the game from the penalty spot

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Arsenal - DW Stadium

    Arsenal's Mikel Arteta celebrates scoring their first goal of the game from the penalty spot with team-mate Jack Wilshere (right)

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Arsenal - DW Stadium

    Wigan Athletic's Maynor Figueroa (left) brings down Arsenal's Jack Wilshere (centre) as they battle for the ball

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Arsenal - DW Stadium

    Arsenal's Mikel Arteta (left) scores his team's opening goal from the penalty spot

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Arsenal - DW Stadium

    Arsenal's Theo Walcott (right) is fouled in the penalty area by Wigan Athletic's Jean Beausejour

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Arsenal - DW Stadium

    Arsenal's Theo Walcott (right) is fouled in the penalty area by Wigan Athletic's Jean Beausejour

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Arsenal - DW Stadium

    Arsenal's Theo Walcott (right) is fouled in the penalty area by Wigan Athletic's Jean Beausejour (left)

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Arsenal - DW Stadium

    Arsenal's Wojciech Szczesny, Theo Walcott and Per Mertesacker (left to right) celebrate victory after the final whistle

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Arsenal - DW Stadium

    Arsenal's Theo Walcott (right) is fouled in the penalty area by Wigan Athletic's Jean Beausejour (second left)

Norwich's unbeaten run finally ended as West Brom came from behind to beat the Canaries 2-1, which was also the same score at Upton Park with Everton recovering to move up to fourth. Carlton Cole and Darron Gibson were both nonsensically sent off by referee Anthony Taylor.

Sunderland recorded just their second away win of the season at Southampton by one goal to nil, just like their fellow north-easterners Newcastle did at home to QPR.