Chelsea continue to set the pace in the Premiership after a 2-0 home win over Stoke City. The Blues may have failed to score six for a third successive game but they proved too classy for the Potters.
Glenn Whelan for Stoke and Ashley Cole for the home side both hit the woodwork.
Wigan stunned Tottenham who were clearly still revelling in qualifying for the Group Stages of the Champions League.
The Latics suffered a 9-1 hammering last season but this time a late strike from Hugo Rodallega proved enough in a 1-0 win over a lacklustre Spurs.
Jermaine Defoe went close for the home side but Wigan centre back Steve Gohouri hit the cross bar early on.
Younes Kaboul should have equalised but headed wide of an open goal as Tottenham left the pitch to chorus of boos.
Arsenal emerged with the three points at a rain-soaked Ewood Park, winning 2-1.
The visitor's took the lead in the first half through Bobby Zamora in front of watching England coach Fabio Capello.
Then all the action happened in the closing stages of the second half.
A John Pantsil own goal gifted the Seasiders a leveller and five minutes later the home side took the lead through on-loan striker Luke Varney.
Newcastle went behind at Wolves but rallied in the second half to force a 1-1 draw.
The home side punished the Magpies for missing several first-half chances with Sylvan Ebanks-Blake firing home shortly before the interval.