Sunday's top-of-the-table clash between Manchester City and Liverpool lived up to its billing, providing five goals in a thrilling 3-2 win for Liverpool that hands them the initiative in the title race.
However, none of the league's top four scorers, who were all on the Anfield pitch at some time, could add to their tallies for the season.
The same was true at the Liberty Stadium, where Chelsea kept pace with Liverpool with a 1-0 victory over Swansea. Demba Ba notched another vital goal after his strike against Paris St-Germain on Tuesday. The Senegalese frontman will not be challenging the top scorers this season, however.
A relatively low-scoring Saturday in Week 34 of the Premier League saw five 1-0 victories along with the thriller at the Hawthorns, where Tottenham came back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 with West Brom.
Sunderland look to be all but down after a loss to Everton, while Fulham's victory over Norwich makes their great escape from relegation a genuine possibility.
Read on for an updated list of top scorers as well as a look at some top stats from the weekend's action.
|Yaya Toure||Manchester City||18|
|Sergio Aguero||Manchester City||15|
|Wayne Rooney||Manchester United||15|
Not one of the league's top scorers added to their contributions for the season over the weekend as low scores dominated proceedings.
All together there were 11 different goal scorers in Saturday's games, with Jason Puncheon adding his third in two games for Crystal Palace.
Hugo Rodallega impressed for Fulham, and his second goal in as many games was enough to defeat Norwich City.
It is highly unlikely that anybody will catch Luis Suarez, who heads the top-scorers list by nine goals from team-mate Daniel Sturridge—especially as Sturridge limped of action at Anfield and as there are only four games remaining for the majority of sides in the league.
Another player who left the field injured in Liverpool was Yaya Toure, whose goal tally for the season is very impressive, per ESPN's Paul Carr.
Yaya Toure off with an injury. He leads Man City with 18 PL goals this season (6 penalties, 4 free kicks).— Paul Carr (@PCarrESPN) April 13, 2014
With Liverpool now seven points clear of City, who have six games remaining, they will need the returning Sergio Aguero to start scoring again soon if they want to stay in with a chance of claiming the title.
Liverpool set a new club record for goals scored during a single top-flight season with their three goals on Sunday, per Opta:
93 – Liverpool have scored more goals this season than in any other previous top flight campaign. Record.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 13, 2014
The Reds' tenth win in a row was slightly marred by the sending off of Jordan Henderson, Liverpool's first red card in 83 games, per Martin Tyler on Sky Sports.
They couldn't, could they? Liverpool win 10 games in a row and are now the only team who can win out to win the title http://t.co/c9MqiU07bv— ESPN.co.uk (@ESPNUK) April 13, 2014
Chelsea had a remarkable 26 shots on goal against Swansea, but profligacy in front of Michel Vorm's goal saw the Blues net only one goal, despite the sending off of Chico Flores early on, as per BBC Sport.
Chelsea enjoy Sunday games, and today was no different, as OptaJoe tweeted.
11 - Chelsea have won 11 and drawn one of their last 12 Premier League games played on a Sunday, winning their last nine in a row. Bonny.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 13, 2014
And Everton continued their very impressive season with their victory over Sunderland, breaking two club records—as reported by the Liverpool Echo's Tony Scott:
Everton have smashed 2 records today. 7 wins on the spin is a first for EFC in PL & reach a record 66 points with 5 games to spare. #EFC— Tony Scott (@Tony_Scott11) April 12, 2014
Fulham picked up a second consecutive win for only the second time this season, per ESPN FC, and Felix Magath's side now sit just two points from safety.
Tony Pulis' Crystal Palace moved seven points clear of relegation and picked up a clean sheet in a 1-0 win over Aston Villa, and their defence has been impressive this season:
Crystal Palace have conceded just 39 goals in the Premier League, fewer than both Liverpool (40) and Arsenal (40). pic.twitter.com/f5o7iCeoSd— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 13, 2014
Meanwhile, Newcastle continued their terrible run of form in defeat to Stoke and have now lost four games in a row—conceding 12 goals and not scoring once, per BBC Sport.
The prolonged absence of top-scorer Loic Remy is proving something of a problem for the Toon, whose fans expressed their displeasure, per the Northern Echo's Scott Wilson:
Banner in the away end: "No more lies or excuses - Pardew Out". Another one - "Pardew is a muppet" #NUFC— Scott Wilson (@Scottwilsonecho) April 12, 2014
Cardiff claimed a lifeline in their fight against relegatio with a 1-0 victory over Southampton and are now three points off safety.
Southampton completed 570 passes vs Cardiff today, more than any team in the top flight this weekend.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 12, 2014
In Tottenham's game with West Brom there were six different scorers, with Christian Erikson bagging the equaliser in the fourth minute of injury time.