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Manchester United breezed to the top of the table as Dimitar Berbatov scored five in a 7-1 victory against Blackburn Rovers, but Arsenal are hot on their heels after winning 4-2 at Aston Villa on a day when the eight Premier League matches produced 36 goals. With Chelsea not in action until their game at Newcastle United on Sunday, Arsenal had moved a point ahead of Chelsea.

The other chasers lost ground as fourth-placed Manchester City drew 1-1 at Stoke City and fifth-placed Bolton Wanderers were held 2-2 by Blackpool. Sunderland, in seventh, lost 3-2 at Wolverhampton Wanderers, Everton succumbed 4-1 at home to West Bromwich Albion, bottom side West Ham United beat Wigan Athletic 3-1, and Fulham drew 1-1 with Birmingham City.

Borussia Dortmund re-established their seven-point advantage atop the Bundesliga with a convincing 4-2 home victory over last-placed Borussia Monchengladbach. Marco Reus gave Gladbach the lead in the 33rd minute but Neven Subotic levelled the game in first-half stoppage time. Shinji Kagawa gave Dortmund a 2-1 advantage in the 52nd minute before goals from Kevin Grosskreutz in the 77th minute and Lucas Barrios in the 88th minute finished Gladbach off.

Bayern Munich moved into the top five of the Bundesliga for the first time this season thanks to a comfortable 4-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt. Kaiserslautern brought Schalke back to earth with a bump with a ruthless 5-0 destruction of the European high-fliers. Hamburg came out on top in a goal-fest against Stuttgart as they secured a 4-2 victory. Gylfi Thor Sigurdsson's penalty four minutes into stoppage time secured Hoffenheim a 2-2 draw at home over Bayer Leverkusen. Didier Ya Konan scored one goal and set up two more as Hannover continued their impressive Bundesliga form by beating Freiburg 3-0.

AC Milan missed the chance to go six points clear at the top of Serie A after being held to a 1-1 draw at Sampdoria. Giampaolo Pazzini's second-half effort cancelled out Robinho's opener to earn Sampdoria a hard-fought point and end Milan's run of five consecutive wins in all competitions.

Villarreal consolidated third place in the la Liga, thanks to a fine 3-0 win away to Zaragoza as Javier Aguirre's home debut as coach of the Aragonese side ended in disappointment. Getafe staged a superb second-half fightback against Sevilla to pick up a much-needed 3-1 victory and ease some of the pressure on coach Michel.

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