With a particularly crucial international break rapidly approaching, this weekend was the last round of Premier League action before the division takes a short break. With all 20 top-flight teams in action over the two days, there was certainly no shortage of impressive goals. Here, we take a look at five of the best efforts from this weekend's action.
Ravel Morrison - Tottenham v West Ham
Talented but consistently controversial starlet Morrison was hailed as one of Manchester United's best youth prospects not so long ago, but his ill-advised off-field antics saw him exit Old Trafford for Upton Park in January 2012. However, despite his poor reputation, Morrison appears to be thriving in East London so far this season.
On Sunday, he was in inspired form as he starred in West Ham's unlikely 3-0 romp over London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. Notching late on as Sam Allardyce earned a satisfying tactical triumph over Andre Villas-Boas, the Englishman's solo goal was breathtaking.
Receiving the ball inside his own half, Morrison continued to leave both Jan Vertonghen and Michael Dawson trailing in his wake before chipping the ball over the onrushing figure of Hugo Lloris.
Watch footage of Morrison's magnificent effort - with thanks to 101 Great Goals - above.
Adnan Januzaj - Sunderland v Manchester United
Throughout a season of toil and struggle for United and new boss David Moyes, Belgian-born starlet Januzaj has been a brief ray of sunlight. Making his first full start for the club on Saturday at the Stadium of Light, the former Anderlecht man outlined his considerable credentials by notching an excellent brace as the Red Devils came from behind to defeat the Black Cats 2-1.
While his first was an impressive and composed finish, his second was a goal of real beauty. After being picked out by a wonderful cross, the 18-year-old dispatched a breathtaking volley past the despairing dive of Kieren Westwood.
Watch Januzaj's wonderful volley here - http://youtu.be/kheuCyPYK1c
Willian - Norwich v Chelsea
Brazilian Willian's arrival from troubled Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala during the summer was greeted with confusion from many fans. With the club already seemingly well-stocked with attacking midfield options and Willian believed to be on the verge of joining Spurs, many could not understand why Jose Mourinho had lavished such an extravagant fee on the 25-year-old.
While that view has been slightly reinforced by a spate of indifferent performances during the early throws of the new campaign, the former Shakhtar Donetsk star proved his ability during the Blues' nervy 3-1 win over Chris Hughton's Norwich at Carrow Road on Sunday.
After coming off the substitutes bench, with five minutes remaining Willian made sure of victory and got his name on the scoresheet by collecting a loose ball just inside the hosts' penalty area and wonderfully curling it home in emphatic fashion.
Watch Willian's superb strike here - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x15md3i_13_sport