Chelsea showed a certain resilience and grit as they went three points clear of second-placed Arsenal, who leaped up two places following the dismantling of West Ham.
City endured defeat on a tough afternoon which culminated in two of their players seeing red while United – courtesy Fellaini – managed to snatch a draw from the jaws of victory with just five minutes of play left.
Liverpool gave away a two-goal lead twice to capitulate to defeat against the Cherries in spectacular fashion and dropping to third place. Spurs thrashed Swansea while Palace overcame a placid Southampton and Stoke saw off Burnley while Pulis’ West Brom romped to a 3-1 win over Watford.
In this article, we take a look at the best / worst performances - players and moments that proved to be turning points in a game.
#1 Best goal: Son Heung-min
Match: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Swansea
Son scored Spurs’ second goal against Swansea, a brilliant half-volley which was shot from range and a slightly tight angle. The South Korean managed to keep his balance and shoot with precision even as he was going to ground, with Fabianski having no chance of saving it.
It was an excellent finish and a beauty to watch – a standout amongst the host of other superbly taken goals this game-week.
Honourable mentions: Alexis Sanchez (first goal vs. West Ham), Divock Origi (vs. Bournemouth), Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain (vs. West Ham), Emre Can (vs. Bournemouth)