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Premier League Weekend in 20 Pictures

Laura GreeneFeatured ColumnistSeptember 29, 2013

Premier League Weekend in 20 Pictures

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    It was a weekend to forget for Manchester fans, as United stumbled against West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford, and Aston Villa saw off Man City, who fell to their second 3-2 away defeat of the season.

    The spoils may have been even at White Hart Lane, where Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea drew 1-1, but there was still plenty to talk about—from a bout of handbags between Fernando Torres and Jan Vertonghen to Jose Mourinho and Andre-Villas-Boas' brooding touchline rivalry.

    Saturday was good to Southampton and Hull City, who both enjoyed home victories. Elsewhere, on the road, Cardiff City got their second win of the season when they faced Fulham at Craven Cottage, and Arsenal took three points away from their tie against Swansea, the victory seeing the Gunners top the Premier League table with 15 points.

    Sunday witnessed Norwich City taking home a much-needed three points from the Britannia Stadium. Meanwhile, in the North-East, a resurgent Luis Suarez was instrumental in sealing victory for Liverpool against a struggling Sunderland side.

    Want to revisit all the action? Over the following slides, we've selected the best images of the weekend for your viewing pleasure. 

    Read on for more.

     

AVB and Jose: No Love Lost

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    All eyes were on Andre Villas-Boas and Jose Mourinho when Chelsea travelled to White Hart Lane on Saturday.

    Handshakes have become worryingly symbolic in the Premier League in recent seasons, and this forced effort spoke volumes about the chilly relationship that the Portuguese managers share.

    Villas-Boas, who worked under Mourinho at Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan told the BBC earlier this week: "We had a great personal and professional relationship before. We don't have that now."

Torres vs. Vertonghen

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    Image from the Daily Mail/Empics.
    Image from the Daily Mail/Empics.

    Fernando Torres gets to grips with Jan Vertonghen. The Spaniard was later shown a red card by referee Mike Dean for a separate incident involving the Spurs defender.

     

AVB and Jose: Friends Again?

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    It was the first time the two former colleagues had faced each other as opposing managers in the Premier League. After 90 minutes and a 1-1 draw, Villas-Boas and Mourinho afford each other an embrace, of sorts, at the Lane.

Not Impressed: Big Sam

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    A displeased Sam Allardyce saw his West Ham side slip to a 1-0 defeat against Hull on Saturday. The hosts scored the only goal of the game from a penalty by Robbie Brady.

United: Undone by Baggies

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    Manchester United's Alexander Buttner looks on as West Brom celebrate Saido Berahino's game-winning goal at Old Trafford. The 1-2 loss leaves United in unfamiliar territory—the Red Devils are currently 12th in the Premier League.

Moyes: Feeling the Pressure?

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    David Moyes looks like a man with a lot on his mind after seeing Manchester United fall to their third defeat in six Premier League matches.

Weimann Enjoys the Moment

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    Andreas Weimann soaks up the applause after scoring Aston Villa's winning goal against Manchester City. Well, you would, wouldn't you...?

Concerned Citizens

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    Manuel Pellegrini and the Man City bench watch as strikes from Yaya Toure and Edin Dzeko are cancelled out by Karim Ahmadi, Leandro Bacuna and Andreas Weimann. Pellegrini's side are unbeaten at home this season, yet have failed to win a game away from the Etihad.

Contrasting Emotions at Villa Park

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    Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart looks less than delighted as he leaves the pitch. City led the scoring twice, before Aston Villa ran out as 3-2 winners.

Caulker on Target

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    Steven Caulker heads home his side's first goal in the 12th minute of Cardiff's 1-2 win against Fulham. The Cottagers have taken just four points from their opening six games.

Bryan Ruiz: Gets One Back for Fulham

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    We think Martin Jol is congratulating Bryan Ruiz for scoring against Cardiff but, with Jol, you never can tell. Ruiz's curling strike was only the fourth goal the Cottagers have scored in six Premier League outings this season.

Cardiff: Two, Mutch

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    Cardiff City's Jordan Mutch seals three points for the visiting side, giving the Bluebirds their first away win of the season.

Tensions Mount at Craven Cottage

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    Normally stoic Fulham boss Martin Jol can't bear to watch as his side are undone at home by Premier League new-boys Cardiff City.

Gnabry Opens His Premier League Account

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    Serge Gnabry finishes off a beautiful sequence of build-up play from Arsenal to open the scoring against Swansea at Liberty Stadium. It was the 18-year-old's first goal in the Premier League.

Red Sky at Night?

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    How does that old saying go—red sky at night, Arsenal delight? It was a fitting win to mark the 17th anniversary of Arsene Wenger's appointment as manager, as the Gunners took three points out of their fixture against Swansea with a 1-2 win.

Howson on-Song for Canaries

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    Image from the Guardian/Getty.
    Image from the Guardian/Getty.Scott Heavey/Getty Images

    Jonny Howson scored the only goal of the game as Norwich travelled to take on Stoke at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday. It was the Potters first home loss of the 2013/14 season and Norwich's first away win.

He's Back

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    Image from liverpoolfc.com

    After completing his 10-match ban, Luis Suarez was back in action for Liverpool as they travelled to take on Sunderland on Sunday.

No Luck for Black Cats

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    Sunderland goalkeeper, Kieren Westwood, looks like he might be feeling the pressure of facing Liverpool's Suarez and Sturridge strike force. The Black Cats are rooted to the bottom of the table and are yet to record a Premier League win this season.

SAS: Suarez and Sturridge

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    Image from liverpoolfc.com

    Playing together in the Premier League for the first time since April, Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge fired Liverpool to a 1-3 win at the Stadium of Light.

A Brace for Suarez

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    Image from liverpoolfc.com

    Mamadou Sakho and Luis Suarez get to know each other a little better—the Uruguayan marking his comeback with a brace against Sunderland in the Reds' 1-3 win.

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