It was a good weekend for Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United as they all picked up wins while QPR gave their survival hopes a boost. Lets looks at the top performers in the latest round of fixtures…
TIM HOWARD | Everton 1-0 Southampton | Made a superb fingertip save to deny Graziano Pelle and fully deserved his clean sheet as the Toffees picked up their third Premier League win in a row.
HECTOR BELLERIN | Arsenal 4-1 Liverpool | A great run forwards and cool finish gave the Gunners the lead from which they proceeded to run away with the game.
PHIL JAGIELKA | Everton 1-0 Southampton | The England international scored the winner with a first half tap-in and alongside John Stones was formidable in defence for the Toffees.
STEVEN CAULKER | QPR 4-1 West Brom | A super defensive display by the centre-back who was integral as Chris Ramsey’s side picked up a vital win in their race to beat the drop.
PATRICK VAN AANHOLT | Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle | Got forward well down the left and grew in strength as the game wore on, was far too much for Ryan Taylor to cope with.
EDEN HAZARD | Chelsea 2-1 Stoke | Was once again the Blues’ inspiration, scoring from the spot before setting up the second for Remy as Chelsea moved seven points clear.
ANDER HERRERA | Manchester United 3-1 Aston Villa | Continued his recent excellent form with two goals, enough to earn him a kiss from Louis van Gaal at half-time.
MESUT OZIL | Arsenal 4-1 Liverpool | Started slowly but grew into the game and his vision and flair were evident, scored a brilliant free-kick as the Gunners cruised to victory.
CHARLIE ADAM | Chelsea 2-1 Stoke | He may have been on the losing side but the midfielder scored a spectacular goal, beating Thibaut Courtois from 59 yards.
JERMAIN DEFOE | Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle | Another spectacular strike, but this one won the derby, and was so good it reduced Defoe to tears.
BAFETIMBI GOMIS | Swansea 3-1 Hull | Scored twice to win the game for the hosts, the first an acrobatic volley and the second a cheeky dink over McGregor to seal victory.