England's Wayne Rooney helps Manchester United to table-topping victory despite penalty miss
Wayne Rooney netted from the spot on one of his last outings for England but it wasn't the same story this time around as he was off-target with his penalty in Manchester United's 2-1 win over Arsenal.
The England striker, who has 32 goals in 78 appearances for his country, said: "Obviously it was a poor penalty from myself. We had a lot of chances to kill the game off and that could cost us.
"I don't know what happened with the penalty. I am disappointed but the main thing is we won the game.
"It's important to be top of the league and we have done well so far. It's nice to be top of the league and we're happy to be there."
It wasn't a good day for Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere either, as he was sent off in the second half after collecting two cautions.
Everton and England defenders Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines both started their match at Fulham but could not prevent Martin Jol's side nicking a 2-2 draw.
Steve Sidwell, who amassed five caps for England Under-21s in 2003, scored a last minute equaliser for the Londoners.
"It felt like a defeat," Everton manager David Moyes said afterwards.
Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy fared better than his defensive team-mates at Everton as he kept a clean sheet in a 1-0 win over Stoke for Chris Hughton's side while Ashley Cole, Gary Cahill and Daniel Sturridge were part of a Chelsea side held 1-1 away at Swansea.
There was a shock at White Hart Lane as former England Under-21 midfielder Ben Watson scored the only goal of the game to give Wigan the win over Spurs. Jermain Defoe and Kyle Walker were both subbed in the surprise defeat.
Defoe's substitution was criticised by the home support but Andre Villas-Boas said: "We spoke briefly after the game. It was obviously disappointing for him to come off since he has been on a good goal scoring run but the team is also important.
"We did not make the change to punish him. We made the change to improve things. That was our thought process with the substitution.
Andy Carroll caused Manchester City problems in West Ham's goalless draw against the champions while Joe Hart kept a clean sheet for his side.
Gareth Barry had a great chance to win it late on but screwed his shot wide.
Roberto Mancini acknowledged the trouble Carroll caused City and said: "We defended well - it's not easy to defend against Andy Carroll."