Marcus Rashford is confident of returning to action for Manchester United before the end of the season.
Jonathan Woodgate sought to downplay the touchline fracas that blighted the closing stages of Middlesbrough’s 1-1 draw with Birmingham City.
Hector Bellerin earned 10-man Arsenal a 2-2 Premier League draw at Chelsea as the red-carded David Luiz endured a wretched Stamford Bridge return.
Preston climbed into the Championship play-off places following a comfortable 3-0 win at struggling Barnsley.
Ashley Fletcher’s late equaliser enabled Middlesbrough to extend their unbeaten home run to eight Sky Bet Championship games as they claimed a 1-1 draw with Birmingham.
Tyrone Mings’ last-gasp winner lifted Aston Villa out of the relegation zone and ended Watford’s recent revival in dramatic style.
Substitute Florian Lejeune scored twice in added time as Newcastle snatched the unlikeliest of 2-2 draws at Everton to spoil Moise Kean’s celebrations after his first goal for the club.
Manchester City needed to call on Sergio Aguero to see off a spirited Sheffield United side 1-0 as Aymeric Laporte made his long-awaited return to action at Bramall Lane.
Bournemouth eased some of the pressure on manager Eddie Howe with a crucial 3-1 win over Brighton.
Southampton continued their revival with a 2-0 victory away to Crystal Palace which saw them leapfrog the hosts and make it six wins from their last eight games in all competitions.
West Brom’s winless run stretched to six games as the Sky Bet Championship leaders suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Stoke.
Lionel Messi’s 76th-minute winner marked new Barcelona coach Quique Setien’s first game in charge with a 1-0 victory over Granada to move back to the top of LaLiga on goal difference.
Liverpool’s charge towards what would be a first league title in 30 years continued as a 2-0 victory over arch rivals Manchester United took them 16 points clear at the top of the table.
Louis Appere earned Dundee United a William Hill Scottish Cup replay against Hibernian after netting a brilliant solo effort at Tannadice.
Nick Pope saved a Jamie Vardy penalty before Ashley Westwood’s emphatic finish saw Burnley come from behind to beat Champions League-chasing Leicester 2-1 and earn three much-needed Premier League points.
Joe Lolley’s brace saw Nottingham Forest return to the Sky Bet Championship play-off places with a 3-1 win over Luton.
Christopher Long’s hat-trick fired Motherwell into the fifth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup with a 3-0 win at Dens Park.
Leigh Griffiths’ first goal in over five months helped Celtic see off Partick Thistle in their William Hill Scottish Cup fourth-round tie in Maryhill.
Isaac Hayden’s injury-time header handed Newcastle a priceless victory over Chelsea as Steve Bruce’s men eased themselves seven points clear of the Premier League drop zone.
Aberdeen left it late to claim a 1-0 victory over Dumbarton in the William Hill Scottish Cup, but Sam Cosgrove’s penalty eventually saw them progress in a match they should have had wrapped up long before.