The fourth weekend of Premier League fixtures served up a dose of drama after the international break.
As ever, recent events can be summed up in 20 pictures. We've rounded up moments of joy, despair and fan invasion that tell the full story. Ready to relive the weekend that was?
Newcastle United forward Yoan Gouffran netted a 73rd minute winner to give the Magpies a 2-1 away victory over Aston Villa.
Another dazzling individual display from Hatem Ben Arfa saw Alan Pardew's side win their second consecutive game. The French international scored and assisted to ensure Christian Benteke's goal wasn't enough to keep Villa in the points.
After an excellent two weeks, one overzealous fan couldn't hide his excitement.
With three games gone, Fulham were yet to score in the first-half of a Premier League game.
Steven Sidwell ended the London side's disappointingly slow starts with a smart opener in the 22nd minute against West Brom.
West Brom hadn't scored before travelling to Craven Cottage.
Heading into injury time down 1-0, it looked as if Steve Clarke's men were going to leave London with their goalless streak intact. Step up, Gareth McAuley.
After scoring against Luxembourg and Portugal during the international break, the Baggies defender jumped highest to power a header beyond David Stockdale in the Fulham net.
Many labelled Hull's hosting of Cardiff to be an early season six-pointer. With 40 minutes on the clock, Curtis Davies gave the KC Stadium plenty to shout about when he scored the opening goal.
A perfect photo to sum up the agony and ecstasy of football. Peter Whittingham's equaliser ensured Cardiff secured a point that will prove pivotal come the end of the campaign.
Joe Hart continues to receive fierce criticism for a string of poor displays at both club and international level, but the Manchester City stopper did well to keep Stoke at bay during the 0-0 Britannia Stadium draw.
While Jonathan Walters really should have scored at least one goal during a tie in which the home side deserved victory, Hart continued to halt Mark Hughes' team with a confident display.
Presuming that is Manuel Pellegrini's hand and not the comforting mitt of a patronising onlooker, City's boss was right to leave the Britannia scratching his head.
The 2011/12 Premier League champions are yet to win a match away from home this season and were outplayed against the Potters. Even so, victory against Manchester United in their next match will erase any fears for the Etihad crowd.
Mesut Ozil isn't what Arsenal needed in the transfer window, right?
Although the Gunners' defensive display against Sunderland suggested Arsene Wenger really should have brought in additional talent at the back, the German international was a class act, racking up a lovely assist on his Premier League debut.
At 2-1 down, Sunderland were fighting doggedly to level the match with Arsenal.
Jozy Altidore wrestled with Bacary Sagna on the edge of the box, broke clear and steered his effort just over the line. Unfortunately, referee Martin Atkinson failed to give the American any advantage and blew for a free kick seconds earlier.
The goal was ruled out, as highlighted by this fan's obvious despair.
As the game finished 3-1, with two goals from Aaron Ramsey, fans of the Chuckle Brothers were praying for their heroes' safety.
Will the Ramsey goal curse strike again?
With Gareth Bale nothing but a distant memory, Gylfi Sigurdsson stepped up to take the initiative during Spurs' 2-0 win against Norwich.
The Iceland international added to Andre Villas-Boas' selection headache with a brace against the Canaries. Will the Portuguese manager keep faith with Sigurdsson in weeks to come?
Hiding behind the goal at White Hart Lane, this camera picks up the key moment as Spurs net their opening strike of the day.
Winless, yet unbeaten Everton hosted Chelsea in a fiery affair at Goodison Park.
As the players headed to the field, the blazing sun blinded half of the crowd. Not wanting to miss the on-pitch shenanigans, a universal salute took place throughout the first-half.
Gareth Barry is the kind of individual who needs to play for a smaller team than Manchester City.
His physical style of play isn't attractive enough for Pellegrini's side and he is better suited to leading the midfield effort at a club that will appreciate his attributes.
Everton is that club.
Barry posted a storming debut against Chelsea. A last-man tackle and clearance off the line endeared him to the Goodison crowd, suggesting this could be a huge season for the England international.
So often a peripheral figure since joining Everton, Steven Naismith played excellently against Jose Mourinho's side.
The hard-working Scot burst into the box to calmly nod home the only goal of the game. He had Nikica Jelavic to thank for the glory, as the Croatian forward did brilliantly to keep the ball in play with an acrobatic headed cross.
Southampton and West Ham played out a hard-fought 0-0 draw in the weekend's final match.
At times, the game was so even both sides resorted to synchronised dance, as highlighted by this snap of Modibo Maiga and Victor Wanyama.
This image pretty much says it all.
James Collins doesn't often find time and space to shoot in the opposition's box. The battling centre-back is more likely to score a header, and in the final minutes against the Saints, he blasted a shot over the bar from inside the area.
West Ham's last chance went begging, and with it, the chance of a Sunday goal.