Gunners too good for Villa
Arsenal proved too good for Aston Villa as they trounced the Midlands team by 3-nil at the Emirates Stadium.
A win for Villa would have seen them leapfrog the Gunners into third place but they had no reply to the hosts' three second half goals.
Manchester United maintained its pressure on leaders Chelsea with a 3-1 away win at Hull. Chelsea could only draw its away match against Birmingham which finished goalless. Its gap at the top has now been reduced to just two points.
West Ham had a massive win over Portsmouth winning 2-nil and getting out of the relegation zone.
Bolton after their 1-all draw against Burnley replaces the Hammers in the relegation zone.
For the second time this season there were five draws in a round. The number of draws has been picking up especially considering that they were just four draws from the first seven rounds of the season.
So this time I will take a quick look at the draws table and see how its shaping up now: