Papiss Cisse was instrumental in Newcastle's 2-3 win over Everton at Goodison Park, as an elbow and a goal swung the game in the Magpies direction.
Everton lost their third straight league match, a first under the reign of Roberto Martinez, as a lack of confidence and subsequent errors cost them in a 2-3 loss to Newcastle United.
Mame Biram Diouf scored a second half brace for the only two goal in Stoke City's second win in three days as they dispatched the Baggies 2-0 at the Britannia on the final Sunday of 2014.
Sam Alardyce will feel aggrieved that Alex Song's early strike was ruled out for three offside West Ham players interfering with the Arsenal keeper.
Santi Cazorla reversed the flow of play by drawing a penalty that saw Arsenal take a 1-0 lead on the way to a 2-1 win at Upton Park.
Chelsea midfielder Oscar missed the gameweek 19 match against Southampton due to an illness.
Aston Villa held on to secure a 0-0 draw against Sunderland after playing the majority of the second half with 10 men following Fabian Delph's dismissal.
Queens Park Rangers vs Crystal Palace ends 0-0 after a sloppy affair from both sides.
Paul Konchesky was sent off after receiving a second yellow for a shoulder check on Ahmed ElMohamady in Leicester's match against Hull City.
Manchester City blew the chance to close the gap on leaders Chelsea as they threw away a two goal half-time lead to draw 2-2 with Burnley.
Leicester got their first win since September with the help of a Riyah Mahrez goal in the first half.
Fabian Delph was sent off during Aston Villa's match against Sunderland.
Morgan Schneiderlin was sent off during Southampton's match against Chelsea for getting a second yellow card.
Eden Hazard was brilliant in Chelsea's 1-1 draw against Southampton.
Tottenham survived a dominant first half display by Manchester United and were able to trade blows from then on as the two sides would play a lively but ultimately 0-0 affair.