Manchester United maintained their seven-point lead at the Premier League summit with their sixth 4-0 win against Wigan in just over seven years.

Javier Hernández and Robin van Persie both hit a brace while second-placed Manchester City eased past Stoke in a 3-0 win at Eastlands. A 43rd minute Pablo Zabaleta effort gave the champions a half-time lead before Edin Džeko hit his third in two games and Sergio Agüero converted a penalty.

Tottenham meanwhile moved up to third as they came from behind to beat 19th placed Reading 3-1. Emmanuel Adebayor got the winner before Clint Dempsey doubled the advantage after Pavel Pogrebnyak's fourth-minute opener was levelled by Michael Dawson.

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  • Manchester City v Stoke City - Premier League

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Edin Dzeko of Manchester City celebrates scoring the second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium on January 1, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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    Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero (2nd L) vies with Stoke City's German defender Robert Huth (L) and English defender Ryan Shawcross (R) during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Stoke City at The Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on January 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or “live” services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Manchester City v Stoke City - Etihad Stadium

    Stoke City's Steven Nzonzi (centre) battles for a ball in the air with Manchester City's Yaya Toure and Gareth Barry (right)

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Manchester City v Stoke City - Etihad Stadium

    Manchester City's James Milner (right) and Stoke City's Robert Huth battle for the ball

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Manchester City v Stoke City - Etihad Stadium

    Stoke City's Robert Huth (centre) and Manchester City's Yaya Toure battle for the ball

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Manchester City v Stoke City - Etihad Stadium

    Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta (centre) celebrates scoring their first goal of the game with team-mate David Silva

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Manchester City v Stoke City - Etihad Stadium

    Manchester City's Edin Dzeko celebrates scoring their second goal of the game

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Manchester City v Stoke City - Etihad Stadium

    Manchester City's Edin Dzeko celebrates scoring their second goal of the game with a t-shirt reading 'Happy New Year'

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Manchester City v Stoke City - Etihad Stadium

    Manchester City's Sergio Aguero scores their third goal of the game from the penalty spot

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Manchester City v Stoke City - Etihad Stadium

    Manchester City's Sergio Aguero reacts as he goes off for treatment for an injury, following his goal

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Manchester United - DW Stadium

    Manchester United's Robin van Persie celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal with Danny Welbeck (right) and Rafael Da Silva (left)

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Manchester United - DW Stadium

    Manchester United's Robin van Persie celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal with Danny Welbeck

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Manchester United - DW Stadium

    Manchester United's Robin van Persie scores his side's fourth goal

  • Manchester United's Javier Hernandez celebrates after scoring his second goal against Wigan Athletic during their English Premier League soccer match at The DW Stadium, Wigan, England, Tuesday Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

  • Manchester United's Javier Hernandez, centre right, celebrates with teammates after scoring his second goal against Wigan Athletic during their English Premier League soccer match at The DW Stadium, Wigan, England, Tuesday Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Manchester United - DW Stadium

    Manchester United's Javier Hernandez (right) celebrates scoring his side's third goal with his team-mates

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Manchester United - DW Stadium

    Manchester United's Robin van Persie celebrates scoring his side's second goal with his team-mates

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - West Bromwich Albion v Fulham - The Hawthorns

    Manchester United's Robin Van Persie celebrates scoring his teams second goal during the Barclays Premier League match at the DW Stadium, Wigan.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Wigan Athletic v Manchester United - DW Stadium

    Manchester United's Robin van Persie celebrates scores his side's second goal

  • Manchester United's Robin van Persie, bottom left, celebrates with teammates including Javier Hernandez, top, after scoring against Wigan Athletic during their English Premier League soccer match at The DW Stadium, Wigan, England, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - West Ham United v Norwich City - Upton Park

    West Ham's Winston Reid (right) and Norwich's Jonny Howson battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park, London.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - West Ham United v Norwich City - Upton Park

    West Ham's Matt Taylor and Norwich's Robert Snodgrass (right) during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park, London.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - West Ham United v Norwich City - Upton Park

    West Ham's Joey O'Brien celebrates with team mates after scoring his side's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park, London.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - West Ham United v Norwich City - Upton Park

    West Ham's Joey O'Brien celebrates with team mates after scoring his side's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park, London.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - West Ham United v Norwich City - Upton Park

    West Ham's Mark Noble scoring his side's first goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park, London.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - West Ham United v Norwich City - Upton Park

    West Ham's Mark Noble scores his side's first goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park, London.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - West Ham United v Norwich City - Upton Park

    West Ham's Joey O'Brien celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park, London.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - West Ham United v Norwich City - Upton Park

    West Ham's Joey O'Brien scores his side's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park, London.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - West Ham United v Norwich City - Upton Park

    West Ham's Mark Noble celebrates scoring his side's first goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park, London.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - West Ham United v Norwich City - Upton Park

    West Ham's Mark Noble celebrates scoring his side's first goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park, London.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v Reading - White Hart Lane

    Tottenham Hotspur's Moussa Dembele (left) and Reading's Mikele Leigertwood battle for the ball

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v Reading - White Hart Lane

    Reading's Danny Guthrie (left) and Tottenham Hotspur's Moussa Dembele battle for the ball

  • Clint Dempsey

    Tottenham Hotspur's Clint Dempsey celebrates his goal against Reading during their English Premier League soccer match at White Hart Lane, London, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.(AP Photo/Sang Tan)

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v Reading - White Hart Lane

    Tottenham Hotspur's Clint Dempsey celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v Reading - White Hart Lane

    Tottenham Hotspur's Emmanuel Adebayor scores his side's second goal of the game

  • Hugo Lloris

    Tottenham Hotspur's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris dives to block a shot from Reading during their English Premier League soccer match at White Hart Lane, London, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v Reading - White Hart Lane

    Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale in the stands

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v Reading - White Hart Lane

    Reading's Pavel Pogrebnyak (front) and Tottenham Hotspur's Raniere Sandro battle for the ball

  • Michael Dawson

    Tottenham Hotspur's Michael Dawson, left, celebrates his goal against Reading during their English Premier League soccer match at White Hart Lane, London, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

  • Pavel Pogrebnyak

    Reading's Pavel Pogrebnyak, left, celebrates his goal against Tottenham Hotspur with teammates during their English Premier League soccer match at White Hart Lane, London, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Swansea City v Aston Villa - Liberty Stadium

    Swansea's Danny Graham celebrates scoring during the Barclays Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Swansea City v Aston Villa - Liberty Stadium

    Aston Villa's Christian Benteke scores from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Swansea City v Aston Villa - Liberty Stadium

    Swansea's Wayne Routledge celebrates scoring with team-mate Danny Graham during the Barclays Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Swansea City v Aston Villa - Liberty Stadium

    Swansea's Wayne Routledge scores during the Barclays Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea.

  • Swansea City v Aston Villa - Premier League

    SWANSEA, WALES - JANUARY 1: Pablo Hernandez of Swansea City is struck in the face by the boot of Chris Herd of Aston Villa as he clears the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Aston Villa at the Liberty Stadium on January 1, 2013 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Swansea City v Aston Villa - Premier League

    SWANSEA, WALES - JANUARY 1: Michu of Swansea City looks on as his shot at goal hits the upright after beating Brad Guzan, Goalkeeper of Aston Villa during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Aston Villa at the Liberty Stadium on January 1, 2013 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Swansea City v Aston Villa - Premier League

    SWANSEA, WALES - JANUARY 1: Pablo Hernandez of Swansea City battles with Andreas Weimann of Aston Villa during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Aston Villa at the Liberty Stadium on January 1, 2013 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Swansea City v Aston Villa - Premier League

    SWANSEA, WALES - JANUARY 1: Pablo Hernandez of Swansea City and Fabian Delph of Aston Villa competes for the arial ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Aston Villa at the Liberty Stadium on January 1, 2013 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Swansea City v Aston Villa - Premier League

    SWANSEA, WALES - JANUARY 1: Pablo Hernandez of Swansea City is struck in the face by the boot of Chris Herd of Aston Villa as he clears the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Aston Villa at the Liberty Stadium on January 1, 2013 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Swansea City v Aston Villa - Premier League

    SWANSEA, WALES - JANUARY 1: Leon Britton of Swansea City shields the ball from Fabian Delph of Aston Villa during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Aston Villa at the Liberty Stadium on January 1, 2013 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - West Bromwich Albion v Fulham - The Hawthorns

    Fulham's Dimitar Berbatov (right) celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal

Aston Villa, having lost three games in succession by an aggregate score of 15-0, were denied a win at Swansea City by a 90th minute Danny Graham equaliser. The Swans had lead through Wayne Routledge but Andreas Weimann and Christian Benteke replied for the visitors in the 2-2 draw.

Down south, West Ham got back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory against Norwich City through the trusted Mark Noble's penalty prowess and a Joey O'Brien winner. Russell Martin replied with a late consolation for the Canaries.

And in the earlier kick-off Fulham won only their second away match of the season thanks to goals from Dimitar Berbatov and Alex Kacaniklic. Romelu Lukaku's effort was sandwiched in between the away team's goals.