Bolton Wanderers hit Middlesbrough's hopes of staving off relegation with a 4-1 home win.
Ricardo Gardner and Matthew Taylor each got a goal and an assist to leave Gareth Southgate's Boro second-from-bottom, six points from safety.
After goals from Bolton's Kevin Davies and Middlesbrough's Gary O'Neil, Gary Cahill restored the hosts' lead a minute before the break.
Taylor and Gardner made sure of victory to take 12th-placed Bolton only two points shy of the top half.
Charlie Adam's sensational goal from inside his own half could not prevent Stoke City from defeat at Chelsea.
Eden Hazard and Loic Remy scored the home side's goals at Stamford Bridge as the Blues moved seven points clear of Arsenal at the top of the table.
But the match will be widely remembered for Stoke midfielder Adam spotting Thibaut Courtois off his line and beating the goalkeeper from long range.