Chelsea took a huge step towards claiming their first Premier League title in five years with a win over Manchester United.
Eden Hazard’s first-half finish was enough to snatch all three points in a typically resolute performance by the Blues.
At the other end of the table Leicester catapulted themselves off the bottom of the table with their third successive win.
The Foxes’ 2-0 defeat of Swansea moved them two points ahead of Burnley and QPR and dragged them level on points with 17th placed Hull.
The remainder of the day’s fixtures threw up victories for Stoke and Everton whileWest Brom ended a run of three consecutive defeats to down Alan Pardew’s in form Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Away from the Premier League Arsenal ensured they will be competing in the FA Cup final for a second consecutive season with victory over Reading at Wembley.
Champions Manchester City returned to winning ways as they piled more misery on West Ham manager Sam Allardyce with a 2-0 win over the Hammers at the Etihad.
In the day’s late game Tottenham’s Harry Kane struck his 20th Premier League goal of the season – his 30th in all competitions – to seal a 3-1 win over Newcastle at St James’ Park.
Meanwhile, back over at Wembley, Steven Gerrard’s FA Cup dream was extinguished as Liverpool were dumped out of the competition at the penultimate hurdle by Tim Sherwood’s Aston Villa.
Take a look at all the best pictures from another exhilarating weekend of football in the gallery above.
Credits: By Liam Corless