The pick of the Premier League fixtures fell on Saturday this week. With the group stages of the Champions League and Europa League in full swing, the fixtures were split over Saturday and Sunday, with all the plum ties falling on the first day of the weekend.
Almost one-third of the season is gone and Manchester City sit atop the table, with city rivals Manchester United and Chelsea in hot pursuit.
With the Citizens and Pensioners battling it out on Sunday, the Red Devils had the chance to jump back to the summit of Premier League—but only if they beat struggling QPR.
The early kickoff saw the action started at the Stadium of Light, where Sunderland welcomed high-flying West Bromwich Albion, who were going in search of only their second away win of the season.
From there it was on to the four 3 p.m. kickoffs (GMT), which saw Norwich City—unbeaten in their last six games—take on David Moyes' UEFA Champions League-chasing Everton, who have only won once in their last six.
Stoke City entertained Fulham, Wigan were visited by Reading in a real relegation battle and Manchester United welcomed QPR and their new manager, Harry Redknapp, to the Theatre of Dreams that is Old Trafford.
Would it turn out to be a dream start or the nightmare many were predicting for the ex-Tottenham Hotspur boss and his new charges?
The late kickoff then saw Arsenal head to struggling Aston Villa, with goals firmly on their mind.
So far this season, the Villains have conceded 17 second-half goals compared to just five first-half goals, while Arsene Wenger's men have scored 17 in their last six matches.
Read on to find out what happened.