Swansea and Norwich City played out a pre-Christmas cracker as the Canaries won 4-3 in the most entertaining match of the Premier League season.
While all eyes were on the Manchester Derby on Sunday, the most intriguing match of the weekend saw two of the Premier League's form sides do battle at the Liberty Stadium.
Prior to this match, Swansea, with their possession based system, were unbeaten in seven games while Norwich with their direct style were unbeaten in nine.
The Canaries tore into the Swans right from the very first minute and deservedly took an early lead with only their sixth away goal of the season. Steven Whittaker played a neat one-two with Robert Snodgrass before cutting inside the box to easily beat Gerhard Tremmel with a low shot to the near post.
To their credit, Michael Laudrup's side fought their way back into the match and dominated possession for almost 20 minutes. However, they could not find a way past Mark Bunn in the Norwich goal.
That lack of a cutting edge was to prove costly as the visiting side then scored twice in the space of five minutes at the end of the first half.
The first came from another towering header from Sebastien Bassong, his second goal in three games, before Grant Holt thumped another header in following another Snodgrass assist.
Whatever the managers said to their respective teams at halftime had a huge effect, as Swansea came out all guns blazing while Norwich seemed determined to defend and counter.
Five minutes in and Michu gave the Swans some hope as he swept home a left wing cross to make the score 3-1.
However, it could have all been so different and the game as good as over as just seconds earlier when Bradley Johnson bounced a beautiful lob off the crossbar.
Finding room on the wings, Swansea began to attack Norwich down both flanks and scored on the hour to leave the game in fine balance.
Bassong failed to deal with a cross from the right ,and as the ball hung in the air Jonathan de Guzman raced in to score with a low volley.
With Swansea on top, dominating possession and cutting Norwich to pieces on the wings, it only seemed a matter of time before that elusive equaliser came.
The inevitable seemingly happened in the 75th minute when Swansea thought they had scored following a corner only for Howard Webb to disallow the goal.
Once again, Norwich failed to deal with a cross as de Guzman corner was headed upwards in front of Bunn in the Canaries goal. Michu then challenged the keeper for the ball only to see it spill to Itay Shechter who scored from close range.
As the Israeli striker spun away to celebrate, the referee, Webb, blew his whistle to disallow the goal for Michu's challenge on Bunn.
Almost straight from the re-start Norwich launched an attack that caught Swansea cold, and they were forced to give a free-kick away around 25 yards from their goal.
Robert Snodgrass, a dead-ball specialist, then stepped up to smash a shot into the top corner, which should have ended the game as a contest.
However, just like before, Swansea refused to roll over as Michu scored his second goal of the game and his 12th Premier League goal of the season.
The injury time strike was to prove too little too late for the valiant Swans, as Norwich record their first away win of the season.