Reigning champions Manchester City missed the chance to move up into third place after dropping two points at home in a 1-1 draw with potential title rivals Arsenal at Eastlands.
City's Joleon Lescott, exploiting uncertainty in the Gunners' zonal marking system, powered in a header five minutes before half-time as Arsenal keeper Vito Mannone flapped at David Silva's corner.
But the Gunners, who had the best of the early exchanges, equalised eight minutes from time.
City keeper Joe Hart saved brilliantly to tip over Santi Cazorla's 25-yard shot but the hosts failed to clear the ensuing corner and Laurent Koscielny lashed in the leveller as Arsenal climbed to fifth place.
City then went close to a second goal, with Vincent Kompany's overhead kick blocked by Mannone and Sergio Aguero shooting just wide from the follow-up.
Tottenham Hotspur came from 1-0 down to beat Queens Park Rangers 2-1 at White Hart Lane as they denied their London rivals a first Premier League win of the season.
Bobby Zamora gave QPR a 33rd-minute lead only for Spurs to hit back with two goals in as many minutes just after the hour mark.
They drew level when QPR's Alejandro Faurlin deflected in Steven Caulker's header for an own-goal before Jermain Defoe was on target with a tap-in after Julio Cesar's shot hit the bar.
Demba Ba's 19th minute goal saw Newcastle beat Norwich City 1-0 and so deny former manager Chris Hughton, now in charge of the Canaries, a happy return to St James' Park. – AFP