Premier League action returned overnight as Paul Dummet's late strike rescued a point for Newcastle as Manchester United missed the chance to go level on points with fourth-placed Tottenham.
It was a remarkable end to a game that had seen the away side lead twice.
Wayne Rooney's penalty and Jesse Lingard's finish put them 2-0 up before Georginio Wijnaldum and Aleksandar Mitrovic's penalty levelled the scores.
Rooney's second looked to have won it for Louis van Gaal's side but Dummett salvaged the draw in the last minute.
The point earned is not enough to lift Newcastle out of the bottom three as they remain a point behind 17th placed Swansea City, but it represents another notable improvement following three successive 1-0 defeats in the league.
For van Gaal's side, he will see it as two points lost and a step backwards after back-to-back Premier League and FA Cup victories had offered improvement on a winless December.
Dimitri Payet inspired a West Ham comeback to secure victory over Bournemouth which moves them to fifth in the Premier League.
Harry Arter had given Bournemouth the lead with a 25-yard strike, but West Ham were much improved after the break thanks to the creative Payet who deservedly scored a wonderful free-kick into the top left-corner.
Payet then fed Enner Valencia for a simple tap-in before the latter produced stunning free-kick later in the 84th minute to seal a 3-1 win.
The victory for the Hammers sees them move to just one point off Tottenham in fourth and it snaps a six game away winless streak while also equalling a club record eight-match unbeaten run in the league.
Bottom club Aston Villa secured their first win under Remi Garde after an awful mistake by Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.
Hennessey failed to grab the ball from Joleon Lescott's header from a corner, with the ball trickling over the line for the opening goal.
The Villa boss made six changes to his side's last Premier League game and he was rewarded with a bright display.
Villa striker Libor Kozak forced a fine saw after Palace's Wilfried Zaha had hit the post after just 42 seconds.
The win for Villa however still sees them marooned to the bottom, eight points away from safety, while Palace missed a chance to go level with Manchester United.
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