Manchester City strengthened their grip on second place in the English premier football league and trimmed Manchester United's lead back to 12 points with a 2-0 victory at home to nearest rivals Chelsea.
After Chelsea's Frank Lampard had seen a penalty saved by his England teammate Joe Hart, City scored two classy second-half goals from man-of-the-match Yaya Toure and substitute Carlos Tevez.
Chelsea could slip to fourth if Tottenham Hotspur beat West Ham tomorrow.
Newcastle moved six points clear of the bottom three with a 4-2 win over Southampton.
At halftime in the League Cup final in Cardiff, Swansea lead Bradford 2-nil.