This weekend we had two derbies in the form of Chelsea v QPR and Manchester City v Manchester United, and more solid work from a resurrected Newcastle.
Newcastle 1 – 0 Liverpool
Perez got the goal as Newcastle made it four wins on the trot against an unimpressive Liverpool side.
Arsenal 3 – 0 Burnley
Arsenal won three nil in the latest instalment of the Alexis Sanchez show with the diminutive Chilean striker scoring two and Calum Chambers getting his first goal for the Gunners.
Chelsea 2 – 1 QPR
Oscar scored the goal of the weekend after good work from Cesc Fabregas.
Stoke 2 – 2 West Ham
Stewart Downing continued his fine form to secure a point away at Stoke with a goal and an assist.
Man City 1 – 0 Man Utd
City eventually got the points in a well-contested Manchester derby that was ultimately decided when Chris Smalling lost his cool to get sent off for two yellow cards in the first half.
Aguero got the winner for City with another fine finish.
Aston Villa 1 – 2 Tottenham
Villa were left to rue the actions of Christian Benteke when they conceded two late goals after the striker was sent off for raising his hand against Ryan Mason.
Harry Kane scored again for Spurs and will surely feel he’s earned himself a starting spot ahead of fellow strikers Soldado and Adebayor.
Best Of The Rest
Bristol City scored this cheeky free-kick against Oldham.
Thierry Henry brought another touch of class to the MLS.
Luis Gil realised the dreams of professional footballers and playground wannabes alike with a double nutmeg.
And Esteban Ramirez scored a truly fantastic volley.
Tonight we’ve got Crystal Palace v Sunderland at 8pm to round off the weekend’s Premier League action, followed by Real Madrid v Liverpool and Arsenal v Anderlecht on Tuesday, and Man City v CSKA Moscow, Ajax v Barcelona and Maribor v Chelsea (all 7:45pm) on Wednesday in the Champions League. See you next week.