Everton comeback earns draw against Spurs
Everton staged a comeback to avoid two league losses in a row at Goodison Park after they snatched a 2-all draw against Tottenham Hotspurs.
Spurs had gone to a 2-nil lead in the second half but Everton managed to score two of their own. Spurs missed a penalty in injury time.
Portsmouth managed a rare win at home after downing Burnley 2-nil but stayed at the bottom. They now trail Bolton in 19th place by just points.
At the top Manchester United closed the gap at the top to just two points after a 4-nil comprehensive win over West Ham United.
Manchester City stopped their run of draws with a win over league leaders and title rivals Chelsea. Man City won 2-1 and Chelsea like Spurs missed a penalty.
Arsenal's win over Stoke City takes them to third place replacing Spurs and Villa maintained fifth after a convincing 3-nil win over Hull City.
This week I will take a look at the first half ladder for the English premiership. This ladder considers the results from the first half only and next week I will take a look at the second half ladder: