6 of the Best Moments From Another Weekend of Premier League Action

As many as three of the nine Premier League games played on Saturday and Sunday finished 0-0, but there was certainly no shortage of action in the other fixtures on offer this weekend. From the emergence of two strong title contenders already, to heroic goalkeeping, and almost comical inability, England's top flight had it all. Here's a review of six of the best moments... Manchester United had the potential to struggle against Everton's back-three in the last game of the weekend on Sunday,...

Best Goal - Antonio Valencia

Manchester United had the potential to struggle against Everton's back-three in the last game of the weekend on Sunday, but a storming goal from Antonio Valencia was the perfect start for a Jose Mourinho team looking to get back to winning ways.


It was one of those moments that almost seemed to happen in slow motion as the ball made its way over to the United skipper on the edge of the penalty area, and the ball seemed destined to hit the back of the net as soon as he shaped to shoot.

Best Individual Brilliance - Sergio Aguero

To think that some had written off Sergio Aguero at Manchester City after the emergence of Gabriel Jesus looks utterly ridiculous after the Argentine's performances so far this season. Not only can he and Jesus play alongside each other, but Aguero looks to be flourishing.


His hat-trick puts him as the Premier League's joint top scorer with five for the campaign, but the quality of close control and acceleration for his third (City's fifth) was mindblowing.  

Best Save - Rob Elliot

Just as much to Jamaal Lascelles for scoring the winning goal, Newcastle owe Saturday's win to goalkeeper Rob Elliot after he pulled off two fine saves to keep Stoke at bay.


One in particular saw the Newcastle stopper deny a headed chance from Potters forward Mame Biram Diouf at a time when the score-line was delicately balanced at 1-1.


Crucially, it was only four minutes after that when Lascelles grabbed the winner.

Best Assist - Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku scored his fifth Premier League goal of the season as he helped Manchester United hammer former club Everton 4-0 on Sunday, but the Belgian's greater contribution was arguably the goal he laid on for Henrikh Mkhitaryan a few minutes earlier.


United were holding on to a slender one-goal lead at that time and his vision to pick out the Armenian in space for an easy finish, rather than try and manufacture a more difficult chance for himself, showed that he is more than just an out-and-out striker.

Best 'Who, Me?' Moment - David Luiz

David Luiz didn't exactly agree with the referee's decision to wave a red card during Chelsea's 0-0 draw with Arsenal on Sunday.


Despite already seeing yellow earlier in the game, the Brazilian defender was shown a straight red when he went in high and recklessly on Sead Kolasinac in the closing stages of the game at Stamford Bridge, contesting the issue as he reluctantly left the pitch.


Antonio Conte backed his player, too, seemingly placing the blame on Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez for a minor shirt pull in the build up to the dangerous tackle.

Best 'How Have You Still Not Scored?!' - Crystal Palace

Five game in and onto their second manager of the season, Crystal Palace have still not managed to find the net in the Premier League. That's 450 minutes and counting.


It's not just that the Eagles haven't scored that stands out, it's also that they came about as close any team can to scoring on Saturday against Southampton and still didn't manage it.


Between, heroic defending, poor decision making and woeful finishing, Palace's 'Goals For' column somehow still reads '0'.

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