Everton battled to a 1-1 draw at Arsenal as the Gunners moved five points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League.
Miles Benjamin scored twice in two minutes as Leicester claimed a spirited 41-32 win over Montpellier in Sunday's Heineken Cup clash at Welford Road.
Barclays Premier League leaders Arsenal were handed a mouthwatering tie against north London rivals Tottenham in the third round of the FA Cup.
Dimitar Berbatov brushed off talk of a January exit to end Fulham's six-game Barclays Premier League losing streak as the Cottagers saw off Aston Villa 2-0.
Liverpool face an anxious wait to discover the extent of Steven Gerrard's hamstring injury which could not have come at a worse time just ahead of the busy festive programme.
Oussama Assaidi hopes he has proved a point to Stoke boss Mark Hughes and parent club Liverpool with his stunning winner against Chelsea.
Gus Poyet has warned Sunderland they are currently not good enough to stay in the Barclays Premier League.
Paulinho has set his sights on Liverpool as Tottenham look to take a decisive step forward in their quest for Champions League football.
Ron Atkinson has warned David Moyes there is no such thing as a transitional period at Manchester United.
Joe Root played arguably his best innings yet to help push the Adelaide Test into a final day but insisted it will only rank highly for him if England somehow close out a stalemate.
Miguel Angel Jimenez has ambitions of becoming Europe's oldest ever Ryder Cup player after claiming a record-equalling fourth Hong Kong Open on Sunday.
Northampton director of rugby Jim Mallinder was "embarrassed" by Saints' 40-7 Heineken Cup capitulation to Leinster at Franklin's Gardens.