The Premier League didn't fail to deliver on drama in another action-packed weekend of top-flight football. Ten games, 28 goals, and no shortage of incidents, particularly in Sunday's top-of-the-table clash between Chelsea and Manchester United.
Javier Hernandez's controversial winner ensured a thrilling 3-2 victory for Sir Alex Ferguson's side at Stamford Bridge, marking the Red Devils' first league win in west London for a decade.
Reigning champions Manchester City beat Swansea 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium, courtesy of a Carlos Tevez strike, and Arsenal edged past QPR at the Emirates thanks to Mikel Arteta's questionable offside goal.
Everton and Liverpool played out a dramatic 2-2 draw at Goodison Park, Newcastle beat West Brom 2-1 on Tyneside, and Tottenham overcame Southampton at St Mary's by the same scoreline.
A goal-fest at the Madejski Stadium saw Reading and Fulham draw 3-3, while Wigan beat West Ham 2-1 at the DW Stadium. Aston Villa and Norwich drew 1-1 at Villa Park in Saturday's early kick-off, while Stoke City and Sunderland played out a dire 0-0 draw.
GiveMeFootball picks out the best Premier League goals of the weekend…
Carlos Tevez | Manchester City
The 28-year-old striker was at his fizzing best for City, providing all the energy in an otherwise lacklustre display by Roberto Mancini's side. His efforts were rewarded when he conjured a goal out of nothing just after the hour mark.
Picking the ball up 30-yards out, Tevez took one touch to get it out his feet, before unleashing a sensational low drive past Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm, who injured himself in the process.
Bryan Ruiz | Fulham
The Costa Rican forward came off the bench to contribute a goal and an assist as he helped Fulham earn a point against Reading in his first appearance since September, after recovering from injury.
"It felt great to come back," the 27-year-old said after the game. "Especially to come back with a goal and an assist. I feel good. Hopefully I'm going to work really hard this week to be with the team for the next game."
Juan Mata | Chelsea
The Spaniard is becoming increasingly influential for Chelsea this season, aided and abetted against Manchester United by Eden Hazard and Oscar, in a three-pronged attack behind Fernando Torres.
Trailing 2-0 late in the first-half, Chelsea earned a free-kick just outside the penalty area. Mata sized up, and speared a curling left-foot shot into the top corner, past the helpless David De Gea.
Gareth Bale | Tottenham
The Welsh winger came back to haunt his old club on his Tottenham first-team return from paternity leave.
Bale converted a Tom Huddlestone cross after ghosting in from the left, and heading back across goal past Artur Boruc between the sticks for Southampton. However, his celebration was muted, in respect to his former employers.
Ivan Ramis | Wigan Athletic
Ramis made a dreadful start to his Wigan career and was guilty of making mistakes that led to both goals in the defeat to Chelsea on the opening day of the season. Since, he has regained his confidence.
His first goal for Wigan came at West Ham during a 4-1 win in the Capital One Cup, and his second in this match was stunning - a thunderous volley from Jean Beausejour's corner to break the deadlock.
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