It was a cracking couple of nights in the Premier League on Tuesday and Wednesday with some big results at the top and bottom of the table.
Tuesday was all about the relegation battle and Aston Villa moved themselves out of the bottom three with a massive, albeit rather scrappy, 1-0 win over Reading.
The other game on Tuesday evening was a 0-0 draw between Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers. It was not the dream start for Harry Redknapp, but he is sure to take the point and clean sheet away from home.
Moving into Wednesday’s action, both Manchester United and Manchester City took all three points. United scored after just 31 seconds against West Ham United, but there were no more goals after that. Then, City were comfortable 2-0 winners away to Wigan Athletic.
Tottenham Hotspurs had Gareth Bale’s superb performance to thank for their 2-1 win over Liverpool at White Hart Lane. Bale scored one and provided an assist, but did score a comical own goal – so he was certainly the one grabbing all the headlines.
There were also three draws on Wednesday evening as Arsenal went to Everton took a 1-1 draw back to North London with them. Theo Walcott broke the deadlock early, but Marouane Fellaini ensure the points were shared.
Southampton v Norwich also ended in a 1-1 draw and the game never really looked like being a thriller.
Rafael Benitez’s Chelsea drew another blank on home soil as they were involved in a goalless draw at home to Fulham, a result that puts more pressure on the Spaniard.
Swansea were one of only two teams to win by two goals during the week as they were 3-1 winners over high-flying West Brom. All of the goals came in the first half and the Swans were 3-0 up inside 40 minutes.
The final game to look at saw Stoke City turn around a one-goal deficit against Newcastle United at the Britannia Stadium to win 2-1. Stoke scored in the 81st and 85th minute, which meant Newcastle lost their fourth game in a row in the Premier League.