Sunderland had to settle for a point despite playing a Newcastle side down to ten men for most of the Tyne-Wear derby.
John O’Shea’s header went in off Demba Ba, cancelling out Yohan Cabaye third-minute opener.
Queens Park Rangers remain rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table after being pegged back by Everton.
Junior Hoilett’s gave QPR the lead as his shot clipped the heel of Leighton Baines on its way past Tim Howard, but Sylvain Distin took advantage of some lacklustre defending to help Everton equalise; his header going in off Rangers keeper Julio Cesar after coming off the post.
The top three all won on Saturday. Chelsea came back from a goal down to beat Tottenham 4-2 in the lunchtime kickoff. Juan Mata was involved in much of Chelsea’s good play, scoring twice and setting up Daniel Sturridge.
Wayne Rooney recovered from scoring an own goal to put Manchester United behind against Stoke by scoring twice and setting up Danny Welbeck in their 4-2 win at Old Trafford.
And Manchester City staged a late comeback to beat West Brom 2-1 after being 1-0 down with ten minutes to play, having been without James Milner since he was sent off in the 23rd minute
Hearts are up to eighth in the SPL after a win over Motherwell; Danny Grainger scoring the winner.
On Saturday Celtic thrashed St Mirren 5-0 to maintain their three-point lead at the top of the SPL with a game in hand ahead of St Johnstone.
Jonny Brownlee has followed in the footsteps of his brother Alistair to become the world triathlon champion.
The Olympic bronze medal-winner needed a top-three finish to secure the title having won two of the eight races and he finished two seconds behind race winner Javier Gomez to claim the title.
Late tries from Toby Flood and Ben Youngs helped Leicester claw back a ten-point deficit to beat Ospreys 39-22 in the Heineken Cup.
Manu Tuilagi also scored his second try in a frantic final ten minutes to secure the bonus point for Leicester, getting there European campaign back on track. Elsewhere there were defeats for Edinburgh, Sale and Cardiff Blues.
France beat Wales 20-6 in the first of Rugby League’s Autumn tri-series of internationals. David James put Wales ahead early on but France came back with three all in the first half to win.