Spanish striker David Silva scored a double to help the English football champions Manchester City beat London visitors Fulham 2-0.
City close to within four points of Premiership leaders Manchester United, who play at Tottenham Hotspur on Monday.
Reading won 2-1 at Newcastle United, though Reading remain in the relegation zone on goal difference.
They are level with Wigan who lost 3-2 to visitors Sunderland.
Elsewhere, Liverpool hammered visitors Norwich City 5-0, Queen's Park Rangers drew 1-1 at West Ham United and Swansea City beat Stoke City 3-1 in Wales.
West Bromwich Albion drew 2-2 at home to Aston Villa in the late game.