It was a busy day, with mixed fortunes, for a number of England stars on Sunday
Frank Lampard scored a penalty, his 47th for Chelsea, as the Blues beat London rivals Arsenal 2-1 at Stamford Bridge to consolidate third place in the Premier League.
The England star's well-taken spot-kick, won for him by Ramires, crowned a good day for Chelsea who also scored through Juan Mata - before England striker Theo Walcott replied for Arsenal.
It was also a memorable match for England left-back Ashley Cole who was not only playing against his former club but also in action for the first time since reports he has agreed a new contract at Chelsea.
Manager Rafa Benitez confirmed the deal after the match by saying: "The contract was running out next summer. Now the club has an agreement with the player and I am really pleased; the paperwork has to be done but the agreement is done."
England defender Gary Cahill also impressed for Chelsea, producing a superb last-gasp clearance late in the match to deny Walcott a second goal, while Jack Wilshere was once again one of the top performers for Arsenal, along with left-back Kieran Gibbs.
Walcott's goal was an outstanding finish, running on to a perfect through-ball from Santi Cazorla to confidently chip a shot past Petr Cech to make it 2-1. It was Walcott's first goal since also signing a new contract - but it wasn't enough to earn Arsene Wenger's side a point.
Over at White Hart Lane in the late game, Manchester United - driven on by England trio Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley and Phil Jones - looked set for another victory when Robin Van Persie gave them the lead.
But Spurs produced a dramatic recovery to equalise through Clint Dempsey in the last minute as the game ended all-square at 1-1.
United's goal had an England flavour because it was started by Danny Welbeck before Cleverley crossed for Van Persie to head home.
United also had a big penalty shout turned down when England defender Steven Caulker clashed with fellow Three Lion Wayne Rooney. But it was Spurs, who also featured England right-back Kyle Walker, winger Aaron Lennon, midfielder Scott Parker and striker Jermain Defoe, who ended the match on a high.
And it was Lennon who set up the equaliser, whipping in a cross for Dempsey to prod home in the very last minute of the match.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas said: "We dominated the whole game, played well and deserved to win. We had 60 per cent possession, 15 shots against four and should have won. Champions like United have to go through moments like this but I think we deserved this last-minute goal.
"We set our targets high, we wanted to win. We understood you are not going to go two or three up but we managed to get at least a point and a deserved point."