The Premier League was pretty eventful this week as Leicester found themselves sitting at the top of the table (only to be swiftly kicked off by Arsenal), Chelsea ended with a late (but equally impressive) draw against Everton, and Manchester United took the spoils with a 1-0 win at Anfield over Liverpool.
Here’s are some stats that sum up all the Premier League action from this weekend.
Every minute counts
John Terry scored a 98th-minute equaliser as fallen Premier League champions Chelsea avoided another chastening defeat in a 3-3 draw with Everton.
Ramiro Funes Mori’s late goal appeared to have earned the Toffees a first league win at Stamford Bridge in 21 years, but Terry flicked in on his 700th club appearance.
Terry’s own goal and a Kevin Mirallas strike had put Everton 2-0 up, but Chelsea scored twice in quick succession to restore parity.
Liverpool vs Manchester United lacks excitement
Manchester United produced the ultimate smash-and-grab victory at Anfield as Wayne Rooney’s 78th-minute goal decided a game barely befitting of England’s two most decorated clubs.
While Rooney was the match-winner with the visitors’ only shot on target, David de Gea was the man who made the 1-0 win possible with a string of saves and was the far busier of the two goalkeepers.
Bournemouth are back in form
Bournemouth recorded the biggest win of their short Barclays Premier League tenure after cruising to a 3-0 victory against Norwich.
Dan Gosling opened the scoring for the home side with 10 minutes gone before Charlie Daniels converted from the spot shortly after half-time.
Benik Afobe, Bournemouth’s record signing, then opened his account for the club following a cool finish with 15 minutes remaining.
Elsewhere in the Premier League…
Sergio Aguero struck twice as Manchester City pulled level with Arsenal in the title race with a comfortable 4-0 win over Crystal Palace.
Debutant Jonjo Shelvey could find himself in trouble with the Football Association after helping new club Newcastle to a 2-1 victory over West Ham. The £12million England midfielder faces trial over an off-the-ball body-check on Hammers striker Enner Valencia which did not appear to be spotted by referee Neil Swarbrick.
Southampton rediscovered their goalscoring touch on the day they signed Charlie Austin by thumping West Brom 3-0. Saints splashed out £4million to land striker Austin from QPR on Saturday morning in a bid to pep up their misfiring attack.
A Christian Eriksen brace saw Tottenham come from behind to beat struggling Sunderland and reaffirm their own top-four Barclays Premier League ambitions.
Leicester briefly returned to the top of the table despite being held to a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa. Rudy Gestede rescued a point for the rock bottom hosts and denied the Foxes the chance to move further clear at the summit.
Arsenal reclaimed top spot with a goalless draw at Stoke on an afternoon when both goalkeepers earned the plaudits. The Gunners needed just a point to nudge back ahead of Manchester City and Leicester at a stadium where they have only won once in the Premier League era.