sport news 10 things we learned from another chaotic week of Premier League action

A grand total of 41 goals were scored across one of the most memorable, and truly jaw-dropping, weekends the Premier League has ever graced us with. It was entertainment galore in yet another blockbuster set of fixtures, with shock results and dramatic finishes throwing up plenty of talking points once again.

's humbling at the hands of Tottenham and newfound antagonist Jose Mourinho may have allowed Jurgen Klopp to enjoy a wry smile before leading his Liverpool team out to face Aston Villa. His mood over the course of 90 extraordinary minutes would have soured in the worst way possible, however.

What is defending after all? There is simply no need for it. The absence of fans in grounds seems to have resulted in countless goalfests, all of which have thrilled neutrals and caused managers across the land to head back to the drawing board.

Sportsmail unpicks the standout storylines from a couple of days littered with twists and turns...

Manchester United had suffered a defensive horror show in their heavy defeat to Tottenham

had suffered a defensive horror show in their heavy defeat to Tottenham

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left deflated after watching his team ship six goals at Old Trafford

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left deflated after watching his team ship six goals at Old Trafford

Harry Maguire under the spotlight after Spurs shocker

The sight of captain Harry Maguire harrying a player inside the box in an attempt to stab the ball clear would typically have been a welcome one for supporters.

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left disgusted when Maguire instead hauled team-mate Luke Shaw out of the way, allowing Tanguy Ndombele to fire home Tottenham's leveller.

To add insult to injury, the midfielder's effort hurtled into the net via a hefty and wicked deflection off of the sliding Maguire. 

United were torn apart by their opponents, leaving Jose Mourinho free to enjoy a wry smile and cheeky pat on his opposite number's head at full time.

United and England defender Harry Maguire was much maligned after his poor performance

United and England defender Harry Maguire was much maligned after his poor performance

Son Heung-min scored twice in the first half to hand Jose Mourinho's side an extraordinary win

Son Heung-min scored twice in the first half to hand Jose Mourinho's side an extraordinary win

A handful of apologies from players were posted on social media after the humiliation was complete, but the damage had been done. Not even Maguire, who was an ever-present figure for the club during his first season, can escape from the limelight this time.

The £80million defender was quite simply horrendous. The first goal was a sheer hot-headed rush of errors, and the second was inexcusable.

Allowing Son Heung-min to race in behind from a quick free-kick after being caught out just minutes later was worrying sloppy, and the fact Maguire sported the armband made his horror game even worse. 

The international break will afford him some respite, but Maguire has an ever-increasing hoard of cynics to prove wrong when he returns in a fortnight. 

Calvert-Lewin challenging Kane for England starting spot

Dominic Calvert-Lewin's towering header which opened the scoring in Everton's win over Brighton mirrored the sheer aerial dominance made famous by the great Duncan Ferguson. 

Indeed, the club legend himself was sat on the bench and would have been delighted with the form being shown by the player sporting his iconic former shirt number.

The 23-year-old, thanks in part to adopting Ferguson's trademark finish, has added goals to his game and is rapidly becoming a fearsome all-round striker. His effort left Mat Ryan helpless at his near post and capped off a dream week. 

A hat-trick against West Ham, his second trio of the season, helped his high-flying side secure passage to the Carabao Cup quarter finals. His first senior England call-up soon followed.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin earned his England credentials with another goal at the weekend

Dominic Calvert-Lewin earned his England credentials with another goal at the weekend

The red-hot Everton frontman scored a towering header and will rival Harry Kane this week

The red-hot Everton frontman scored a towering header and will rival Harry Kane this week

'I'm a very, very proud man to get this first England call,' he said. 'I phoned my mum and my dad, and my mum burst into tears.

'It's something we've spoken about since I was a young boy. To get here now and get the call-up is a dream come true. I'm very happy.'

The conversation from Gareth Southgate was well merited. Calvert-Lewin has ensured he has been in all the right positions and is moulding himself into a true poacher. 

With England now facing a frantic triple bill of fixtures, now may be the perfect time to blood the youngster and test him out on the biggest stage of them all.

Manchester City are not the same without Fernandinho 

When two of the greatest tacticians in the history of football warmly greeted each other on the sideline, football fans sat back to watch a fixture full of complexities, niche adjustments and a gloriously high standard of action. 

As it turned out, the standard was indeed gloriously high but for all the wrong reasons. Pep Guardiola and Marcelo Bielsa cut irritated and disturbed figures while prowling their technical areas, with the Manchester City boss animated and aggravated in particular.

City had dominated the first 20 minutes and took a deserved lead through Raheem Sterling's superb finish, but Leeds fought back and forced the big spenders to settle for a point in the end.

The encounter was alarmingly open. Neither midfield seemed capable of doing the dirty work. Leeds sauntered through City's lines on far too many occasions after the break, and the visitors then imposed a similar style of play when Bielsa's ranks tired.

Manchester City missed the presence and no-nonsense tackling of Fernandinho against Leeds

Manchester City missed the presence and no-nonsense tackling of Fernandinho against Leeds

Bielsa remained on his haunches at the final whistle, clearing his mind of the chaos that had just unfolded. Guardiola appeared similarly punch drunk too. Both men will have to take their time to analyse one of the all-time top flight classics. 

City did regain a modicum of control when Fernandinho was introduced on 77 minutes. 

The new club captain has gained a reputation for breaking up attacks with sly tactical fouls, and it is this dark art that the former champions have often relied on to bail them out of danger.

Without him, City have appeared vulnerable and Rodri, seemingly bought as Fernandinho's long-term successor, has so far failed to fill in as Guardiola would have wanted.

Kurt Zouma and Thiago Silva make a promising partnership

Frank Lampard will be hoping to count on Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma for the rest of the season as his first choice centre back partnership. 

The duo impressed in the comfortable 4-0 win over Crystal Palace at the weekend and held firm well to earn a precious clean sheet. 

Silva was signed on a free from PSG and, aside from his wobbles on his top flight debut, has settled in well. Zouma, alongside his more experienced team-mate, read play superbly and helped Chelsea build from the back. He also netted the second goal with a formidable leap.

Edouard Mendy and Ben Chilwell, both summer signings from Rennes and Leicester respectively, were handed starts along the new-look backline too.

Kurt Zouma impressed at the heart of Chelsea's defence in the win against Crystal Palace

Kurt Zouma impressed at the heart of Chelsea's defence in the win against Crystal Palace

Thiago Silva also delivered a commanding performance as part of the promising partnership

Thiago Silva also delivered a commanding performance as part of the promising partnership

The shutout was Chelsea's first in the league this season and will be more than welcome after the club shipped 54 goals last campaign. 

Antonio Rudiger found himself frozen out again with Lampard struggling to choose his preferred back five, but the manager's decision appears to have paid off.  

Palace shocked in their opening clash of the new term, and have become renowned for posing a danger on the counter attack. 

But Chelsea simply brushed them aside with a four-goal salvo in the second half, and both Silva and Zouma provided the team with the perfect foundation to spring forward from. 

Ross Barkley has settled straight in at Aston Villa 

Those faithful to the blue faction of Merseyside will have thoroughly enjoyed watching

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