Manchester United FC extended their unbeaten Premier League record to 26 matches as they moved back to the top of the table with a goalless draw against Tottenham Hotspur FC.
Ryan Giggs made his 600th top-flight appearance for United, who played the last 16 minutes at White Hart Lane with ten men following the dismissal of Rafael. Sir Alex Ferguson's team, who have not lost in the league since 3 April, are two points clear of third-placed Arsenal FC and ahead of Manchester City FC on goal difference with one and two games in hand respectively.
City, featuring debutant Edin Džeko, had assumed top spot by defeating Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 4-3. Kolo Touré equalised for the home side, with his brother, Yaya, adding the third nine minutes into the second half. Arsenal were 3-0 victors at bottom-of-the-table West Ham United FC, while Chelsea FC ended the weekend above Tottenham in fourth following a 2-0 defeat of Blackburn Rovers FC.
Sunderland AFC, in sixth, were grateful to Asamoah Gyan for salvaging them a point against local rivals Newcastle United FC. Gyan struck in the fourth minute of added time after Kevin Nolan’s opener on 52 minutes. The two other Premier League derbies at the weekend − on Merseyside and in the west Midlands − also ended all square, Liverpool FC drawing 2-2 with Everton FC and Birmingham City FC against Aston Villa FC ending 1-1.
That point for Villa was enough to lift them out of the bottom three above Wigan Athletic FC, who also drew 1-1, with Fulham FC. Elsewhere, West Bromwich Albion FC stopped a run of five successive league defeats with a 3-2 victory against Blackpool FC and Stoke City FC moved level on points with Bolton Wanderers FC in eighth after a 2-0 triumph.
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