Breakfast Briefing: Emirates stalemate and Super Stevie G
The highly anticipated meeting between Arsenal and Manchester United fizzled out into a 0-0 draw at the Emirates. The stalemate moved Arsenal to within a point of Chelsea, but manager Arsene Wenger felt the Gunners could have won "this game of very few chances" to go top of the league. Manchester United manager David Moyes, however, was satisfied with a draw.
A last-gasp Steven Gerrard penalty gave Liverpool a 3-2 win at Craven Cottage, after they had twice fallen behind against Fulham. The result leaves the Reds four points behind league leaders Chelsea. It was way more straightforward at St James Park as Emmanuel Adebayor's brace helped Tottenham blow Newcastle away in a 4-0 win to strengthen their Champions League credentials.
Elsewhere, Stoke and Swansea played out a 1-1 draw, while bad weather led to the postponement of matches between Everton and Crystal Palace and Man City vs Sunderland.
Paul Ince has claimed that Manchester United's poor season has been caused by a lack of on-field leadership. The former Man United midfielder believes the Red Devils have never adequately replaced Roy Keane, and wholesale changes are needed at the moment.
Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla claims he had offers to join Real Madrid and Barcelona, but has no regrets about moving to London. Teammate Lukasz Podolski does have regrets, but this stems from his leaving Bavarian giants Bayern Munich to join Cologne in 2009.
Continuing this theme, Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has revealed that he almost quit Liverpool at his lowest ebb last season, but is now delighted he had a change of heart. The centre-back was warming the bench for most of last season, but has found form under Brendan Rodgers this year.
There will be no return to the England set up for John Terry, says national team manager Roy Hodgson. The former England captain has been having a solid season with Chelsea, leading to speculation that he could come out of retirement for the World Cup in Brazil.
Schalke coach Jens Keller has admitted that Julian Draxler's future is out of the club's hands, despite the forward remaining at the club in January. The Arsenal target has a release clause of €45.5 million in his contract and Keller is aware he could move on in the summer.
Stephan El-Shaarawy is not going anywhere though, as the highly touted Milan youngster has stressed his desire to remain at the club despite a reported approach from an unnamed Russian club. The 21-year-old has been plagued by injury problems this season and has only made one Serie A start.
Toronto head coach Ryan Nelson has insisted that a loan deal for Julio Cesar is not done yet, despite comments to the contrary. Brazil's coach Luis Filipe Scolari had previously suggested that the QPR goalkeeper was on his way to Canada.