There were goals aplenty as Manchester City joined Chelsea at the top of the Barclays Premier League and Charlie Austin notched his fourth career hat-trick as QPR came from two down to beat West Brom at Loftus Road.
Radamel Falcao rescued a point for Manchester United as they came from behind to draw 1-1 with 10-man Aston Villa at Villa Park.
Three goals in a clinical second-half performance helped strikerless Manchester City to a 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was left "very" frustrated after his side failed to pick up all three points against ten-man Aston Villa at Villa Park.
Arsene Wenger has compared Alexis Sanchez with former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, saying he is perfectly suited to the English game.
It was a bad day for the Irish provinces as both Munster and Ulster slipped to defeat on the road with Ospreys topping the RaboDirect PRO12 table for Christmas.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini was delighted with his side’s performance as they beat Crystal Palace 3-0 to move level on points with Chelsea at the top of the Premier League.
Un De Sceaux made no mistake on his return to the track as he completed a comfortable 12-length victory in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners Chase.
Reve De Sivola refused to be beaten as he battled back to win the JLT Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot for the third year in a row.
Former Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne has joined Ferrari to work on car development in their simulator.