Roundup of a dramatic matchweek which saw changes at opposite ends of the Premier League table and three red cards.
First-half goals from Phil Foden and Erling Haaland proved enough for Man City to stay top with a 2-0 home win over Nottingham Forest, despite finishing with ten men after Rodri was sent off just seconds into the second half.
Second-half goals from Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota lifted Liverpool into second with a 3-1 win against West Ham at Anfield, after Mohamed Salah’s penalty had been cancelled out by Jarrod Bowen’s header on the stroke of half time.
Substitute, Kaoru Mitoma netted a second-half brace to complete Brighton’s 3-1 comeback win over Bournemouth to go third in the table, after Milos Kerkez’s own-goal had pulled them level following Dominic Solanke’s opening goal for the Cherries.
Tottenham rounded out the top four ahead of fifth-placed Arsenal as Son Heung-min’s brace saw Spurs twice fight back to draw 2-2 at their North London rivals in a thriller.
Down in the relegation zone, Sheffield United slumped to rock bottom on goal difference after losing 8-0 at home to Newcastle at Bramall Lane, in which Anthony Gordon and Bruno Guimaraes both provided one goal and assist apiece.
Burnley sit second-bottom after suffering a narrow home loss to Manchester United, as Bruno Fernandes’ 45th minute volley proved the difference for Erik ten Hag’s Red Devils.
Luton moved off the foot of the table into 18th position as Carlton Morris’ penalty rescued them a 1-1 draw at home to ten-men Wolves, who had taken the lead through Pedro Neto after Jean-Ricner Bellegarde had been sent off in the 39th minute.
Elsewhere, quick-fire second half goals from James Tarkowski and Dominic Calvert-Lewin saw Everton snatch a 3-1 win at Brentford after Abdoulaye Doucoure’s opening goal had been cancelled out by Mathias Jensen.
Ollie Watkins’ 73rd minute strike proved enough for Aston Villa to scrape past ten-men Chelsea after Malo Gusto was red carded for a foul on Lucas Digne, whilst the win marked Villa’s first consecutive away wins at Stamford Bridge since 1933.
Finally, Crystal Palace held Fulham to a goalless draw at Selhurst Park.