The glamour tie of this round of Premier League fixtures may have been the highlight of the weekend, but there were still plenty of other mouth-watering encounters which unexpectedly attracted our attention.
After 19 games, we are now half way through the season. We still have no certain idea of which team will win the title and who will fall down to the dreaded Championship.
A poor Manchester United without Wayne Rooney, managed to scrape 1-0 past a plucky Norwich City side who could easily have grabbed a point if not three.
Rene Meulensteen's Fulham made their trip to the KC Stadium, as the Cottagers looked for their way out of the bottom three. They were a long way from their best, losing 6-0.
Crystal Palace's resurgence came to a halt for now, losing 1-0 to Manchester City in a game they could have perhaps got a point out of. They remain out of the bottom three, but will need to pick themselves up against Norwich City on Wednesday.
Both Fulham and Sunderland remain in the relegation zone along with West Ham, who were held to a 3-3 draw by West Brom in an entertaining match at Upton Park.
Tottenham invited Stoke City to White Hart Lane, with full-time boss for now Tim Sherwood still looking to undo the damage which was caused by Andre Villas-Boas. The final score was 3-0 to the Londoners.
Liverpool made the trip south to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, with the Reds looking to get back in contention for the title after last weeks disappointment. The final score was 2-1 to Chelsea.
Everton and Newcastle were aiming to carry on their vein run of form, with both still remaining in contention for the top four. Everton welcomed Southampton, with the final score being 2-1 to the Toffees.
Newcastle had the hard job of entertaining Arsenal, with the Gunners looking to get back to winning ways, the final score was 1-0, sending Arsenal top.
Here are the top performers of the week, as chosen by GMS Academy member Ollie Gentle.
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