Peter Fraser casts an eye over this weekend's goal-crazy Premier League and picks out the highlights.
Game of the Weekend
Player of the Weekendtwo goals from five shots on target out of a total of six efforts. Aguero also assisted a goal for David Silva, who was another man who delivered a superb performance.
Goal of the Weekend
As with the Player of the Weekend, there is almost too much to choose from when picking the best goal. Oscar's strike in Chelsea's win over Cardiff City, Cabaye's effort from distance against Liverpool, and Jonathan de Guzman's eye-catcher in Swansea City's thrashing of lowly Sunderland all deserve a mention. But Jack Wilshere's opener in Arsenal's 4-1 win over Norwich City was the pick of the bunch. Arsenal's other goals, two from Ozil and one from the high-on-confidence Ramsey, were also contenders, however, Wilshere supplied the finish to a potential Goal of the Season. The Gunners built up from the edge of their own 18-yard area before one-touch interplay and flicks involving Wilshere, Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud outside the Norwich box saw the former apply a close-range finish to a stunning move.
Thank you @_OlivierGiroud_ for the assist! Great flick! Some decent football was played today! Well done lads! Thanks to the fans as well!- Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) October 19, 2013
Controversy of the WeekendCardiff goalkeeper David Marshall had dropped the ball, rather than bounced it, Samuel Eto'o was allowed to make a mockery of the rule book and pinch possession before Hazard eventually scored Chelsea's equaliser at 1-1. Mourinho did not seem to be complaining about what was and was not fair play after that particular incident. There should also be mention of Gareth Barry, who was fortunate to avoid a red card in Everton's 2-1 win over Hull City after reckless tackles on Danny Graham and Sone Aluko. From an offside position, Barry also seemed to deflect Kevin Mirallas' shot for Everton's disputed first goal. Meanwhile, Charlie Adam somehow avoided giving away a penalty in Stoke's 0-0 draw with West Brom despite blatantly tripping Youssouf Mulumbu.
Gaffe of the Weekend
One To Forget of the Weekend
As far as starts go, it could not have got much worse for Gus Poyet in his first game in charge of rock-bottom Sunderland. Swansea fans were chanting about Paolo Di Canio as they strolled to victory at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon. To make things all the more painful for Poyet, Sunderland saw both Steven Fletcher and Phil Bardsley score own goals.
Some passionate fans here at SAFC who have every right to be upset. We need to be better.- Jozy Altidore (@JozyAltidore) October 19, 2013
Familiar Feeling of the WeekendMoyes' perceived negativity, questionable substitutions, use of Wayne Rooney, and decision-making in signing Marouane Fellaini. Adnan Januzaj is proving the only real positive for Moyes, who must be desperate for a break. It was never going to be an easy transition but following Ferguson is proving an even tougher task than expected. To make matters worse, with almost perverse timing, Ferguson's much-publicised new book is released next week.
27 - There were 27 goals in the Premier League today, eight more than on any other single day this season. Entertainment.- OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 19, 2013