West Brom and Nottingham Forest fought out a 2-2 draw on Tuesday, while Bristol City left it late to continue their winning streak.
Leeds United went top of the Championship on a day which saw Birmingham City cling on to win a seven-goal classic.
Sheffield United and Middlesbrough both won to keep up the pressure on Leeds United and Norwich City at the top of the Championship.
With several of their rivals in FA Cup action, Leeds United, Blackburn Rovers and Nottingham Forest each secured big Championship wins.
Stoke City extended Leeds United's poor run of form in the Championship, while Hull City's winning streak was ended by Aston Villa.
Norwich battled back to draw with West Brom, a result which benefitted leaders Leeds and Sheffield United, who moved up to second.
The outcome of the blockbuster clash between Manchester City and Liverpool is of minor interest to Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Hull City came from behind to beat Swansea City 3-2 in a Christmas cracker, with Jarrod Bowen on target with a brace for the Tigers.
Leeds United put the pressure back on Norwich City with a 1-0 win over Bolton, while Paul Lambert got his first win as Ipswich Town manager.
Norwich City fought back to overcome Rotherham United at home and reclaim top spot from Leeds United in the Championship.