Birmingham gained their first win in the Premiership as they rounded off a miserable week for Terry Venables by beating his Leeds side 2-1 at St Andrews. Goals from Devlin and Johnson saw the Blues safely home.
A hat-trick from Man City's record signing Nicolas Anelka, gave Kevin Keegan's side a valuable 3-1 win over Everton, despite playing for the majority of the match with only ten men after Wright-Phillips' dismissal.
Les Ferdinand was in no mood to give up his place in Spurs' starting line-up after he netting the opening goal of the match against Southampton. After a Taricco own-goal put both teams level, Teddy Sheringham calmly put away a last-minute penalty to give Spurs a 2-1 victory.
Middlesbrough stole a 1-0 win over Blackburn at the Riverside Stadium when Joseph Desire Job netted in the final minute.
Charlton saw off West Ham after Claus Jensen and John Fortune netted to secure a 2-0 win for the Addicks.
Roy Keane was sent off in the dying seconds of Manchester United's game at Sunderland after United had taken the lead after seven minutes when Ryan Giggs drilled home the opening goal. However, a Tore Andre Flo goal levelled the match, which finished 1-1.