Manchester City move up to joint fourth in the Premiership after a 2-0 win over Bolton at Eastlands, whilst three see red at Portsmouth. Portsmouth scored a last gasp equaliser against Sunderland who ended the game with nine men.
The visitors took an early lead from the penalty spot which saw Ricardo Rocha receive a red card for bringing down Darren Bent. The latter then put the Black Cats ahead.
Patrick Vieira started for City, but it was another newcomer who caught the eye, Adam Johnson.
Emmanuel Adebayor then added a second in the 73rd minute to pile the pressure on relegation-threatened Bolton.
Wigan and Stoke fought out an entertaining 1-1 draw at the DW Stadium as both side's inch clear of the relegation places.
The Cottagers were two up by the interval courtesy of Danny Murphy and David Elm.
Bobby Zamora ensured a comfortable second 45 minutes when he curled a low free-kick into the bottom corner just after the break.