Premier League: Top 7 goals of the week

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The goals flew in left, right and centre on another action-packed weekend in the Premier League.

Manchester United's torrid season continued with a thrilling 2-2 draw against struggling Fulham at Old Trafford, while Arsenal were thrashed 5-1 in embarrassing fashion by Liverpool at Anfield.

Chelsea soared to the top of the table with a convincing 3-0 home triumph over Newcastle, while Manchester City's own title credentials took a blow as they failed to overcome Norwich in a goalless draw at Carrow Road.

Everton were beaten 1-0 by Tottenham in North London, Crystal Palace's resurgence under Tony Pulis continued with a 3-1 win over West Brom, Southampton and Stoke drew 2-2 at St. Mary's and Sunderland lost 2-0 at home to Steve Bruce's Hull City.

Swansea claimed the South Wales bragging rights with a 3-0 win over fierce rivals Cardiff.

Here, GMS runs down the top seven goals from the Premier League weekend....

1. Eden Hazard

The winner of our own goal of the week is Belgian maestro Hazard, who had a tremendous afternoon at Stamford Bridge - notching a hat-trick as Chelsea comfortably dispatched Newcastle.

Two of the former Lille star's goals feature in this list, but we have opted for his second as the winner. Although the finish was simple, the build-up play - including the sumptuous flick from Samuel Eto'o - was fantastic.

Watch the goal here:

2. Rickie Lambert

Just pipped somewhat controversially to top spot is Southampton striker Lambert. The burly frontman, who will be hoping to make Roy Hodgson's England squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, demonstrated his talent with a phenomenal free-kick that proved unstoppable and gave Mauricio Pochettino's side the lead.

Watch the goal here:

3. Eden Hazard

The Chelsea playmaker makes his second appearance in the top three - this time with his first goal against Newcastle that put Jose Mourinho's team in front shortly before the half-hour mark. Losing his marker with an exquisite turn, Hazard played a nifty one-two before slamming the ball into the bottom corner.

Watch the goal here:

4. Steve Sidwell

Fulham, despite sitting back for long periods of the game, proved worthy opponents for Manchester United on Sunday and even took the lead against the run of play through Sidwell in the first half.

Although United's marking was nothing short of appalling, Lewis Holtby's lofted-through ball was a thing of beauty and Sidwell did not let his teammate down with the finish.

Watch the goal here:

5. Tom Ince

It was a terrific afternoon for debutants at Selhurst Park on Saturday, with both Ince and Joe Ledley netting on their first appearances for the Eagles against a dire West Brom outfit. Ince's goal was the pick of the bunch, as the Blackpool loanee showed composure to lift the ball over the hapless Ben Foster.

Watch the goal here:

6. Emmanuel Adebayor

The Togolese striker did not appear to have a future at Tottenham under Andre Villas-Boas but looks a man re-born under the guidance of successor Tim Sherwood. His renaissance continued on Sunday, with his goal, an extremely well-taken strike to the near post that wrong-footed Tim Howard, earning Spurs all three points against a rival for European qualification.

Watch the goal here:

7. Michael Carrick

First off, we are aware that this goal took a deflection on its way in. However, it was still a great strike from Carrick from the edge of the box that gave Manchester United the lead a matter of seconds after Robin van Persie had pulled the hosts level.

Unfortunately for David Moyes, however, they could not hold on.

Watch the goal here:

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