Manchester City beat Fulham at Craven Cottage to keep their hopes for a top-four finish alive.
Roque Santa Cruz gave them the lead and Carlos Tevez doubled their advantage from close range before half-time. Gareth Barry’s handball allowed Danny Murphy to reduce the deficit, converting from the penalty spot, but it proved only to be a consolation.
Man City moved up to fifth, two points outside the top four with 53 points. Fulham were 10th on 38 points.
Harry Kane’s first PL hat-trick in a 4-3 win against Leicester City at White Hart Lane got Tottenham Hotspur’s challenge for a top-four finish back on track.
Kane put Spurs 2-0 up inside the opening 15 minutes before Jamie Vardy and Wes Morgan - scoring his first PL goal - brought Leicester level. Kane then converted a penalty after half-time and Jeffrey Schlupp turned the ball into his own net as Spurs held on for victory, despite a late David Nugent strike.
The victory left Spurs in seventh with 53 points, six points off Manchester United in fourth. Leicester remained bottom of the table on 19 points, seven points from safety.