It was far from the rout many pundits had predicted, but Manchester United still failed to halt the Liverpool juggernaut that is rolling relentlessly and unimpeded towards a first-ever Premier League title
Oldham Athletic completed a hat-trick of draws against other struggling Sky Bet League Two sides after being held at home by Carlisle United on a day when a fans’ planned boycott of the game failed to make an impact with a near 4,000 crowd at Boundary Park.
Sergio Aguero reached another goalscoring landmark, but it was not enough to help Manchester City record victory as they were held at home by Crystral Palace.
Spaniard Juan Mata brought a glint of sunshine to wintry Old Trafford as Manchester United edged a narrow victory against Wolves to reach the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup.
Oldham Athletic maintained a nine-point cushion between them and last place in Sky Bet League Two following their goalless draw at bottom-club Stevenage Borough who stretched their winless run to 11 games.