Manchester City returned to the Premier League lead as they beat Arsenal 1-0 in a thrilling game. David Silva pounced after Mario Balotelli's shot was saved to score the only goal of the match.
Earlier Manchester United had scored an easy 2-0 win over QPR, boosted by a first minute goal from Wayne Rooney. And after United missed a succession of chances and were denied by QPR keeper Radek Cerny, Michael Carrick settled an entertaining encounter and gave them the winning margin their vast superiority deserved.
Tottenham edged to a 1-0 home win over Sunderland, while Liverpool won 2-0 away at Aston Villa to complete the quad for backers of the big sides.
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