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Premier League Weekend in 20 Pictures

Dan TalintyreSenior Analyst IIOctober 6, 2013

Premier League Weekend in 20 Pictures

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    A picture tells a thousand words. And if that's the case, then there's really not much else left for me to say about the top images from the Premier League this week.

    Other than to say what a week of Premier League football it was!

    Here's how the week unfolded across the English top flight.

Romelu Lukaku Keeps the Goal Rush Coming...

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    On-loan striker Romelu Lukaku netted the first goal for Everton against Manchester City, taking his season total to four goals already.

    For Jose Mourinho—who was no doubt watching and unfortunately counting the goals scored by Lukaku—that's more Premier League goals than Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o, Willian, Demba Ba, Andre Schurrle, Juan Mata and Eden Hazard have scored this year.

    Put together.

...but Only at the Expense of Joe Hart...

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    After a shocking performance against Bayern Munich during the week, Joe Hart would have been looking to get plenty of good touches early and a clean sheet.

    The first real shot against him went under his arms for a goal. Not the start that the England international would have desired to regain his confidence once more.

...before City Prevailed in the End

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    Fortunately for Hart, though, that wouldn't be the end.

    Alvaro Negredo would strike back immediately for City before Sergio Aguero put the home team up right before the break. The Citizens would extend that lead to 3-1 when Pablo Zabaleta was awarded a somewhat dubious penalty that Aguero somehow managed to squeeze past Tim Howard.

    Replays showed the Toffees goalkeeper had saved the ball on to the post, but the rebound came off his head and into the back of the net for a very lucky goal.

    FINAL: Manchester City 3-1 Everton

Sturridge and Suarez: Smiling, Scoring, Succeeding

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    With enigmatic striker Luis Suarez back in the starting lineup once more, Liverpool chalked up another impressive victory with a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace.

    Early goals to both Suarez and partner Daniel Sturridge gave the Reds a commanding lead before Steven Gerrard made it three goals before half-time from the penalty spot. And while the Eagles managed to grab a goal back in the second half, it didn't do much to the final result.

    Again, Liverpool are top of the Premier League table.

    FINAL: Liverpool 3-1 Crystal Palace

Finally Some Joy for Jol

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    Darren Bent's 83rd-minute goal for Fulham finally broke the deadlock against Stoke City and gave Martin Jol something to celebrate about.

    FINAL: Fulham 1-0 Stoke City

Remy Runs Riot as Magpies Stun Cardiff

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    This is Loic Remy.

    Get used to seeing him because after his game-winning brace against Cardiff City, you'd have to think that we're going to be seeing a lot more of him this year.

    FINAL: Cardiff City 1-2 Newcastle United

Meanwhile, at Hull...

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    In other news, this was the most exciting thing that happened between Hull and Aston Villa as the two played out a scoreless draw. Fascinating stuff.

    FINAL: Hull City 0-0 Aston Villa

David Moyes Feeling the Stress as Sunderland Lead...

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    Already under a mountain of pressure, Manchester United manager David Moyes wasn't at all impressed with watching Craig Gardner score the first goal of the game.

...but Soon Started Feeling Much Better

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    But after a brace from star youngster Adnan Januzaj, Moyes was left feeling much, much better and was quick to greet the two-goal hero after he was substituted.

    FINAL: Sunderland 1-2 Manchester United

Ba Starts as Blues Crush Canaries

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    A rare Premier League start for Demba Ba proved fruitful for Jose Mourinho, with the striker's presence at the top of the attack causing real problems for the Canaries.

    Oscar benefited immediately, with Ba's pass crucial in his opening goal.

Oh, and That's What Willian Can Do

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    Oh, and Willian grab his first EPL goal with a stunning 86th-minute effort.

    FINAL: Norwich City 1-3 Chelsea

Boruc's Big Day out for the Saints

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    Artur Boruc again proved his importance to the Saints, with the shot-stopper keeping out a number of strong efforts from the Swans throughout this one.

Vorm's Slightly Less Big Day out

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    The same, however, cannot be said for Michael Vorm, who was beaten twice on the day by Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez as his side slumped to another loss.

    FINAL: Southampton 2-0 Swansea City

Ozil Starts, so Success Is Imminent, Right?

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    Mesut Ozil has been simply phenomenal since making his move to the Emirates this summer, and with him starting again, one thought it was going to be another walk in the park for Arsenal against West Brom.

But It Didn't Start Like That for the Gunners...

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    Somebody, it seems, forgot to tell West Brom about that, though.

    Claudio Yacob's first-half header gave the Baggies a surprise 1-0 lead into the break and threatened to end the Gunners' dream start to the Premier League year.

...until Jack Wilshere Stepped Up in the End

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    However, Jack Wilshere got the Gunners back on track in the end, with a smoking-hot strike in the second half seeing Arsenal pick up a valuable point in the end.

    (Note: Smoking-hot really means deflected; I just wanted to work in the word "smoking").

    FINAL: West Bromwich Albion 1-1

West Ham Stun Spurs with Reid's Opening Goal

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    One that certainly wasn't in the script for Tottenham Hotspur, with West Ham netting the opening goal of the game in the 66th minute through Winston Reid.

Andre Villas-Boas' Struggle Face as Hammers Score Again...

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    GOAL: 72'—Ricardo Vaz Te.

    West Ham lead 2-0.

...and Again

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    GOAL: 79'—Ravel Morrison.

    West Ham lead 3-0.

Sam Allardyce's Happy Face, Parts I, II and III

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    The result, shocking as it was, made manager Sam Allardyce made very happy indeed. No, seriously, it did. We think this may actually be his happy face.

    FINAL: Tottenham Hotspur 0-3 West Ham United

     

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