Five different goalscorers secured a one-sided home win for Coventry City over champions Blackburn Rovers.
David Busst, Dion Dublin, David Rennie, Peter Ndlovu and John Salako were all on target as the hosts condemned Blackburn to their first defeat in three fixtures.
Coventry moved off the foot of the table into 19th place on 12 points, two points from safety, while Blackburn found themselves 12th on 21 points.
Robin van Persie’s stoppage-time winner sent Manchester United six points clear at the summit after a victory over local rivals Manchester City.
Wayne Rooney gave Man Utd the lead and then doubled his side’s advantage in the 29th minute.
Manchester City responded through Yaya Toure and Pablo Zabaleta, equalising with four minutes of the 90 left. But Van Persie’s free-kick, his 14th goal of the season, handed the visitors the three points.
Man City remained second with 33 points.