David Silva
Manchester City striker David Silva wheels away after scoring against Fulham (Reuters)

Manchester City reduced the gap between themselves and neighbours Manchester United to four points at the top of the English Premier League, with a comfortable victory over Fulham. United play Tottenham in London on Sunday 20 January. Elsewhere, Liverpool hammer five past a hapless Norwich, with striker Daniel Sturridge becoming the club's second ever new signing to find the net in his first three games (the first was Ray Kennedy).

Liverpool 5-0 Norwich City

Manchester City 2-0 Fulham

Newcastle United 1-2 Reading

Swansea City 3-1 Stoke City

West Ham United 1-1 Queens Park Rangers

Wigan Athletic 2-3 Sunderland