Manchester City remains at the top of the Premier League standings after a 1-0 victory over Arsenal Sunday.
Manchester United put the pressure on their city rivals with a 2-0 win at Queens Park Rangers in the day's early match but City responded to stay two points ahead.
David Silva scored the games lone goal in the 53rd minute and Manchester City remains in first, where it has been since mid-October.
Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick scored goals for United in its victory. Rooney's goal was his 15th goal of the season and 12th in the Premier League.
In other matches Tottenham knocked off Sunderland, 1-0, to move into third place. Liverpool posted a 2-0 victory at Aston Villa.
Dempsey leads Fulham to victory over Bolton
Clint Dempsey scored his fifth Premier League goal of the season to help lift Fulham to a 2-0 victory over Bolton Saturday.
It was the 38th Premier League goal of Dempsey's career and eighth overall goal of the season and it came on a header off an assist from Bryan Ruiz.
Ruiz added a goal two minutes later for Fulham.
West Bromwich Albion got a goal from Peter Odemwingie with a minute to play in a 2-1 triumph over Blackburn.
Stoke scored two second-half goals to post a 2-1 victory over Wolverhampton. The loss dropped Wolves just one place above the relegation zone.
Stoke moved to three points back of Newcastle, which drew 0-0 with Swansea.
Defending champion Manchester United could move into first place for the first time in two months with a win at Queens Park Rangers on Sunday coupled with a loss by Manchester City to Arsenal. Also Sunday, Sunderland is at fourth-place Tottenham and Liverpool is at Aston Villa.
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