Supporters the length and breadth of the nation rejoiced this weekend as the Premier League returned following a two-week break owing to the latest round of international fixtures. With a number of new stars making their top-flight bows, there was certainly no shortage of talking points.
Christian Eriksen inspired Tottenham to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Norwich City at White Hart Lane, while fellow playmaker Mesut Ozil also enjoyed a prosperous debut for North London rivals Arsenal as they defeated Paolo di Canio's struggling Sunderland 3-1 in an eventful encounter at the Stadium of Light.
Elsewhere, Jose Mourinho's Chelsea slumped to their first defeat of the season with a surprise 1-0 loss to Everton at Goodison Park, while Marouane Fellaini came off the bench to help Manchester United to a routine 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.
West Brom notched their first goal of the new top-flight season during a 1-1 draw with Fulham at Craven Cottage. Manuel Pellegrini's stuttering start to his reign as Manchester City boss continued with a goalless draw at Stoke, while Alan Pardew's Newcastle bounced back from a difficult end to the transfer window with a 2-1 victory away to Aston Villa and newly-promoted duo Hull and Cardiff played out a 1-1 draw at the KC Stadium.
On Sunday, there were no goals to be seen as Southampton and West Ham played out a dull 0-0 draw at St Mary's.
Here, GMS selects the top five performers from the latest round of Premier League action. Please feel free to comment on our choices or leave your own suggestions below...
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