There was plenty of entertainment on show at the weekend in the Premier League, with 31 goals scored across the 10 games.
It was also a weekend which set everything up nicely for one of the tightest top flight season for many years. The battle at the top will be close of course – the Manchester clubs are currently leading the way – but it is at the bottom that things could get really intense.
In truth, everyone from Norwich City downwards could be in a relegation battle this year. The Canaries are in 9th position right now and this just shows how close things are.
In fact, there are only four points between 9th and 18th, meaning that a couple of defeats for anyone from Norwich and beyond could leave them in and around the relegation zone.
As for the weekend’s action as a whole, there weren’t too many shocks, but there was plenty of entertainment.
Newcastle opened things up with an excellent 2-1 win over Everton, before Norwich’s 3-2 defeat at Aston Villa was the pick of the Saturday afternoon games. Liverpool then disappointed in front of their home fans again as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Swansea City.
Elsewhere, there were wins for Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United before league leaders Manchester City won a five-goal thriller against QPR.
Neil Warnock’s men pushed their visitors all the way, but ended up losing 3-2, meaning that City maintained their five point lead at the top of the table.
If Saturday was good fun, Sunday was arguably even more entertaining. You wouldn’t expect Wolves v Wigan to be too much of a contest, but Wolves turned on the style to defeat a struggling Wigan side 3-1.
Then, in perhaps the biggest shock of the weekend, Bolton secured their first home points of the campaign with a 5-0 hammering of Stoke City. The Potters have now lost their last three Premier League games.
One of the best games of the weekend was saved for last though as Tottenham defeated Fulham 3-1 at Craven Cottage. It was an action packed 90 minutes with Fulham throwing everything at Spurs in the second-half.
It certainly acted as a fantastic advert for the Premier League, which is as entertaining as you would hope at the moment. Roll on two weeks time!