Aston Villa missed the chance to go second in the Premier League table after being held to a goalless draw by Wigan on Saturday afternoon.
With second-placed Liverpool hosting third-placed Chelsea on Sunday, there was an opportunity for Villa to leapfrog the pair, but Martin O'Neill's men failed to break down a dogged Latics side.
Fifth-placed Arsenal were also unable to close the gap as they drew 0-0 with West Ham at the Emirates Stadium, while Bolton went above Spurs after a Kevin Davies goal gave them a late 3-2 win over Harry Redknapp's side at the Reebok Stadium.
Two goals from ex-United striker Erik Nevland helped Fulham see off Portsmouth 3-1 to go ninth above Man City, who lost 1-0 at Stoke.
Basement dwellers West Brom battled to a 2-2 draw at Hull, while the two sides above the Baggies, Middlesbrough and Blackburn, played out a stalemate at the Riverside.