Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur continued their winning ways, while Arsenal and Manchester United stumbed in this weekend's round of Premier League fixtures.
Chelsea 2-0 Leicester City
Strikes from Diego Costa and Eden Hazard helped Chelsea beat Leicester City 2-0 and record their second straight win in the Premier League.
Although many expected the Blues to cruise against Leicester City following their convincing 3-1 triumph at Burnley, they struggled to break down the newly promoted side's defences, despite dominating most of the possession.
Finally after the break, Costa, who also scored at Burnley, made the breakthrough in the 62nd minute, before a brilliant 77th minute strike from Belgian maestro Eden Hazard sealed the game for the Blues.
Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle
Aston Villa and Newcastle shared a point at Villa Park after Brad Guzan denied the Magpies a late winner.
The game had very few real chances, particularly from Villa, who failed to muster a single shot on target. The Magpies, following a poor first half performance, did somewhat better in the second half as new signing Siem De Jong nearly grabbed the winner, with three minutes remaining in the clock.
However, the game remained goalless thanks to Guzan acrobatic save.
Crystal Palace 1-3 West Ham United
The sudden departure of manager Tony Pulisseem appears to have had a deep impact on the Eagles as they suffered their second straight defeat – 1-3 against West Ham – in the Premier League.
Mauro Zárate opened the scoring in the 34th minute before Stewart Downing added a second three minutes later. Marouane Chamakh pulled one back just after the break, but the Hammers added another through Carlton Cole in the 62nd minute.
Southampton 0-0 West Bromwich Albion
Southampton and West Brom shared a point each following a boring goalless stalemate at the St Marys.
After both the Saints' defeat at Liverpool and the Baggies unfortunate home draw (due to a late Sebastian Larsson goal) against Sunderland, both sides were expected to go for the kill in this game.
However, none of that happened, as both sides looked content with the draw and neither did enough to deserve the three points
Swansea City 1-0 Burnley
Swansea continued their winning ways in the Premier League following a narrow 1-0 victory over Burnley in their second fixture at the Liberty Stadium.
Although the Swans were expected to cruise against Burnley following their impressive 2-1 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford in their opening Premier League fixture, the newly promoted side gave them a run for their money as they were made to work very hard in the game.
However, in the end, Nathan Dyer's 23rd minute strike proved enough as Burnley, who failed to convert their chances, were not able to find a way back into the game.
Everton 2-2 Arsenal
Oliver Giroud's late strike saved Arsenal the blushes as Everton were robbed of two points at Goodison Park.
The Toffees got off to a flying start thanks to early strikes from Seamus Coleman and Steven Naismith. But the Gunners made a late comeback through Aaron Ramsey and Giroud, whose 83rd and 90th minute strikes salvaged a point for Arsenal.
Hull City 1-1 Stoke City
Stoke City managed to draw 1-1 against 10-man Hull City at the KC Stadium thanks to a late strike from Ryan Shawcross.
Despite being reduced to ten men in the 13th minute following James Chester sending off (for bring down Glenn Whelan when he was through on goal), the Tigers did brilliantly to take the lead through Nikica Jelavic in the 42nd minute.
However, the Potters, taking advantage of their numbers, snatched an 83rd minute equaliser through Shawcross, denying Hull their second successive win.
Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Queens Park Rangers
Harry Redknapp's return to the White Hart Lane did not prove to be pleasant as QPR suffered a crushing 0-4 defeat at the hands of Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs.
A brace from Nacer Chadli coupled with strikes from Eric Dier and Emmanuel Adebayor proved too much for the newly promoted Hoops, who are currently at the bottom of the table following two successive defeats.
Sunderland 1-1 Manchester United
Louis van Gaal 3-5-2 system again backfired as Manchester United were only able to register a 1-1 draw against Gus Poyet's Sunderland.
Juan Mata fired the Red Devils into the lead in the 17th minute, but the Black Cats made a comeback through Jack Rodwell in the 30th minute.
Although both sides continued to search for the winner, the game finally ended with both team going home with a point.