There were wins on Sunday for Manchester United FC, Newcastle United FC and Charlton Athletic FC.
Diego Forlán scored his first away goals for Manchester United FC in the English Premiership as they secured a 2-1 win against great rivals Liverpool FC at Anfield.
Liverpool manager Gérard Houllier said of Dudek's slip for the first goal: "Until Jerzy's mistake it was even. But you cannot legislate for mistakes like that. It affected the whole team and Jerzy himself, he then conceded a second that he may well not have done in other circumstances. Jerzy was very upset, for himself and for the team. But I am pleased with the response of the rest of the lads, there was no finger-pointing and complaining. And do not forget that he has won plenty of games for us."
Everton run ends
Houllier's team remain in second place, four points behind Arsenal FC, after Liverpool's neighbours Everton FC saw their six-game winning run end in a dramatic match at Newcastle United FC. Everton had gained five 1-0 victories in a row, and looked like picking up another when Kevin Campbell put them ahead on 17 minutes. They then held on to the lead for much of the match, even after Jospeh Yobo was dismissed five minutes later.
However, Alan Shearer superbly volleyed an equaliser six minutes from the end, and Craig Bellamy recovered from his midweek dismissal against Internazionale FC in the UEFA Champions League to score the winner three minutes later to lift Newcastle up to sixth, one place behind Everton, who were overtaken by Manchester United.
Elsewhere, Charlton Athletic FC secured a 2-1 win at Leeds United AFC - the sixth home league defeat in eight matches for Terry Venables' side. Harry Kewell put Leeds ahead in the 42nd minute, but Kevin Lisbie volleyed in from close range to level the game ten minutes from the end and Scott Parker was on target in added time to help his side up to 12th, four places ahead of Leeds.