It was 3-0 to the Arsenal, as an Aaron Ramsey double at former club Cardiff and helped extended the Gunners' lead at the top of the Premier League table to seven points.

Booed by some Cardiff fans in 2009 when he faced them in the FA Cup, Ramsey's muted celebration was greeted with applause by the home side in the 29th minute. Mathieu Flamini clinched the result with an 86th minute hit prior to Ramsey's late second.

Arsenal's lead could be trimmed by either Liverpool, who travel to Hull, or Chelsea, who entertain Southampton, on Sunday.

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    West Ham United's Malian striker Modibo Maiga (2-R) jumps for the ball during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Fulham at Upton Park in London on November 30, 2013. AFP PHOTO/CARL COURT - 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 CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Cardiff City's South Korean midfielder Kim Bo-Kyung (L) vies with Arsenal's Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey during the English Premier League football match between Cardiff City and Arsenal at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff on November 30, 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)

  • Cardiff City v Arsenal - Premier League

    CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 30: Per Mertesacker of Arsenal (4) is given treatment during the Barclays Premier League match between Cardiff City and Arsenal at Cardiff City Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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    Arsenal's French defender Bacary Sagna (up) is fouled by Cardiff City's South Korean midfielder Kim Bo-Kyung during the English Premier League football match between Cardiff City and Arsenal at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff on November 30, 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)

  • Cardiff City v Arsenal - Premier League

    CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 30: Ben Turner of Cardiff City (6) watches as the ball goes over the crossbar after a challenge with Wojciech Szczesny of Arsenal (grounded) during the Barclays Premier League match between Cardiff City and Arsenal at Cardiff City Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

  • Cardiff City v Arsenal - Premier League

    CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 30: Olivier Giroud of Arsenal holds off Steven Caulker of Cardiff City during the Barclays Premier League match between Cardiff City and Arsenal at Cardiff City Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

  • Cardiff City v Arsenal - Premier League

    CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 30: Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal doesn't celebrate scoring their first goal in respect for Cardiff his old team during the Barclays Premier League match between Cardiff City and Arsenal at Cardiff City Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

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    Arsenal's Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey (L) refuses to celebrate with French striker Olivier Giroud after scoring the opening goal against his former club Cardiff City during their English Premier League football match at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff on November 30, 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)

  • Cardiff City v Arsenal - Premier League

    CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 30: Peter Whittingham of Cardiff battles with Jack Wilshire of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between Cardiff City and Arsenal at Cardiff City Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

  • Cardiff City v Arsenal - Premier League

    CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 30: Mathieu Flamini of Arsenal beats Steven Caulker of Cardiff City as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Cardiff City and Arsenal at Cardiff City Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

  • Cardiff City v Arsenal - Premier League

    CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 30: Jordon Mutch of Cardiff talks to referee Lee Mason at half time during the Barclays Premier League match between Cardiff City and Arsenal at Cardiff City Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

  • Everton v Stoke City - Premier League

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Gerard Deulofeu of Everton scores the opening past goalkeeper Asmir Begovic of Stoke during the Barclays Premier league match between Everton and Stoke City at Goodison Park on November 30, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • Everton v Stoke City - Premier League

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Gerard Deulofeu (obscured) of Everton celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening past goalkeeper Asmir Begovic of Stoke during the Barclays Premier league match between Everton and Stoke City at Goodison Park on November 30, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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    Everton's Gerard Deulofeu celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with teammate Gareth Barry (left) during the Barclays Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday November 30, 2013. See PA story SOCCER Everton. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.

  • Everton v Stoke City - Premier League

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Seamus Coleman of Everton celebrates the second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Stoke City at Goodison Park on November 30, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Everton v Stoke City - Premier League

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Seamus Coleman of Everton celebrates the second goal the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Stoke City at Goodison Park on November 30, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Everton v Stoke City - Premier League

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Bryan Oviedo of Everton celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier league match between Everton and Stoke City at Goodison Park on November 30, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • Everton v Stoke City - Premier League

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Bryan Oviedo (R) of Everton celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier league match between Everton and Stoke City at Goodison Park on November 30, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • Everton v Stoke City - Premier League

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Tim Howard, Goalkeeper of Everton celebrates the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Stoke City at Goodison Park on November 30, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Everton v Stoke City - Goodison Park

    Everton's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool.

  • Everton v Stoke City - Premier League

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Referee Mike Jones clashes with Jonathan Walters of Stoke during the Barclays Premier league match between Everton and Stoke City at Goodison Park on November 30, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • West Ham United v Fulham - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Adel Taarabt of Fulham takes on Mark Noble (L), James Collins (2L), Guy Demel (2R) and James Tomkins (R) of West Ham United during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Fulham at Boleyn Ground on November 30, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

  • West Ham United v Fulham - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: James Tomkins of West Ham United after his tackle on Pajtim Kasami of Fulham (grounded) during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Fulham at Boleyn Ground on November 30, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

  • West Ham United v Fulham - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Kevin Nolan of West Ham United tackles Adel Taarabt of Fulham during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Fulham at Boleyn Ground on November 30, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

  • West Ham United v Fulham - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: James Tomkins of West Ham United wins a header from Darren Bent of Fulham during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Fulham at Boleyn Ground on November 30, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

  • West Ham United v Fulham - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Mark Noble of West Ham United passes the ball past Steve Sidwell and Pajtim Kasami of Fulham during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Fulham at Boleyn Ground on November 30, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

  • West Ham United v Fulham - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Mohamed Diame of West Ham United shoots to score the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Fulham at Boleyn Ground on November 30, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

  • West Ham United v Fulham - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Mohamed Diame of West Ham United celebrates the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Fulham at Boleyn Ground on November 30, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

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    West Ham United's Carlton Cole (centre) is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring his side's second goal of the game

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

    West Ham United's Joe Cole celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game

  • Norwich City v Crystal Palace - Premier League

    NORWICH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Tony Pulis the Crystal Palace manager looks on during the Barclays Premier league match between Norwich City and Crystal Palace at Carrow Road on November 30, 2013 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

  • Norwich City v Crystal Palace - Premier League

    NORWICH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Sebastien Bassong of Norwich and Cameron Jerome of Palace battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier league match between Norwich City and Crystal Palace at Carrow Road on November 30, 2013 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

  • Norwich City v Crystal Palace - Premier League

    NORWICH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Barry Bannan of Palace crosses the ball as Nathan Redmond of Norwich closes in during the Barclays Premier league match between Norwich City and Crystal Palace at Carrow Road on November 30, 2013 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

  • Norwich City v Crystal Palace - Premier League

    NORWICH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Goalkeeper Julian Speroni of Palace repells a Norwich attack during the Barclays Premier league match between Norwich City and Crystal Palace at Carrow Road on November 30, 2013 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

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    Norwich City's Swedish striker Johan Elmander vies with Crystal Palace's South African midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi during the English Premier League football match between Norwich City and Crystal Palace at Carrow Road in Norwich on November 30, 2013. AFP PHOTO/IAN KINGTON == 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 IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Norwich City v Crystal Palace - Premier League

    NORWICH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Leroy Fer of Norwich and Marouane Chamakh of Palace battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier league match between Norwich City and Crystal Palace at Carrow Road on November 30, 2013 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

  • Norwich City v Crystal Palace - Premier League

    NORWICH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Mile Jedinak of Palace wins a header under pressure from Johan Elmander of Norwichduring the Barclays Premier league match between Norwich City and Crystal Palace at Carrow Road on November 30, 2013 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

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  • Norwich City v Crystal Palace - Premier League

    NORWICH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Gary Hooper (R) #11 of Norwich is congratulated by teammates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier league match between Norwich City and Crystal Palace at Carrow Road on November 30, 2013 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

  • Aston Villa v Sunderland - Premier League

    BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge watches the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 30, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • Aston Villa v Sunderland - Premier League

    BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Andreas Weimann (C) of Aston Villa holds off the challenge of Andrea Dossena (L) and Ki Sung-Yeung (R) of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 30, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • Aston Villa v Sunderland - Premier League

    BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Antonio Luna (R) of Aston Villa is tackled by Craig Gardner (L) of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 30, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

  • Aston Villa v Sunderland - Premier League

    BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Fabian Delph (R) of Aston Villa and Sebastian Larsson (L) of Sunderland challenge for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 30, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • Aston Villa v Sunderland - Premier League

    BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Match referee Neil Swarbrick (L) talks with Craig Gardner (R) of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 30, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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    BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Fabian Delph (R) of Aston Villa holds off Sebastian Larsson (L) of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 30, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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    BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Fabian Delph (R) of Aston Villa and Sebastian Larsson (L) of Sunderland challenge for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 30, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • Aston Villa v Sunderland - Premier League

    BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge reacts as he watches the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 30, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • Aston Villa v Sunderland - Premier League

    BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: (L-R) John O'Shea of Sunderland and Gabriel Agbonlahor of Aston Villa challenge for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 30, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

  • Aston Villa v Sunderland - Premier League

    BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: John O'Shea (C) of Sunderland reacts as match referee Neil Swarbrick turns down a penalty appeal during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 30, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)


Everton recorded their heaviest home Premier League win in over 18 months against sorry Stoke at Goodison Park.

Gerard Deulofeu gave the Toffees the lead just before half-time, and goals from Seamus Coleman, Bryan Oviedo and Romelu Lukaku piled on the misery for the Potters.

At Upton Park, West Ham collected three points in the Premier League for the first time in nearly two months with a 3-0 defeat of faltering Fulham.

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Prince William watches Villa and Sunderland's soporific draw at Villa Park


Mohamed Diamé, Carlton Cole and Joe Cole's goals lifted the Hammers up to 15th, while the Cottagers remain in the relegation zone.

Tony Pulis was back on the touchline but Crystal Palace couldn't repeat their heroics at Hull last week, as Norwich beat them 1-0 at Carrow Road thanks to Gary Hooper's effort in the first 45.

And Prince William was in attendance for the day's only game at Villa Park, where Aston Villa and Sunderland fired blanks.