A hugely dramatic, and potentially decisive, round of action saw Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and West Brom all drop points, while Manchester United won a seven-goal thriller at Reading, and Spurs beat their former coach Martin Jol's Fulham side. There were some outstanding performances this week, but who makes it into the Team of the Week?
Goalkeeper: Mark Bunn (Norwich)
Playing as replacement for inured John Ruddy, Bunn kept his side in the game with stops to keep out Danny Rose, Stephane Sessegnon and Craig Gardner to help Norwich to a 2-1 win.
Full-backs: Geoff Cameron (Stoke), Luis Enrique (Liverpool)
Stoke are the league's in-form team with four wins and a draw from their last five games and Cameron is a key part of thier solid defence, while Liverpool won back-to-back home games for the first time in 15 months, with Enrique once again impressive.
Centre-backs: Ashley Williams (Swansea), Phil Jagielka (Everton)
Some surprise picks from fans in midfield this week, as goalscoring substitute appearances from Diame and Bigirimana, his first in professional football, helped West Ham and Newcastle to home wins. Rooney was excellent in United's 4-3 win at Reading while Dempsey ran the gauntlet of Fulham fans' complaints and capped his day with a superb assist for Defoe late on.
Forwards: Jermain Defoe (Spurs), Michu (Swansea)
Both strikers scored two goals in away wins for their sides, and all four were sharp finishes after they were put clear. Defoe is England's in-form centre-forward right now while Michu has supplanted Danny Graham as Swansea's main central striker, and you can see why.