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A crazy weekend of Premier League drama has brought shocks up and down the table, highlighted by bottom side Everton recording a victory over league leaders Arsenal.
But while teams at the top including Manchester City and Newcastle United also failed to pick up three points, it's got a lot closer down the bottom of the table, with Wolves also triumphing against an out-of-sorts Liverpool.
There was also joy for Nottingham Forest who saw off Leeds United in a battle that could prove pivotal in the fight against relegation.
Elsewhere Brighton continued their fine form in a push for European football and Chelsea continue to labour for wins under Graham Potter.
With plenty of action across the 10 Premier League games, here is what we learned from the weekend's encounters.
Liverpool fell to another Premier League defeat with a 3-0 loss at Wolves on Saturday
You realise just how bad it is at Liverpool when you can start comparing Jurgen Klopp's current side with the ill fated tenure of Roy Hodgson.
But that's where we are, and it was after 20 games when Hodgson was axed and the team had just 25 points halfway through the 2010-11 season.
Twelve years on and at the 20-game mark sees Klopp's Reds not much better off as sitting in 10th they are only four points better off.
Of course, it's not quite a like-for-like situation, Klopp has plenty of credit at Anfield given he has brought the Champions League and Premier League trophies back to Merseyside in a period of enormous success for the club.
Hodgson was a summer arrival and it was quickly realised things were going sour very fast. Still, Klopp has a far better squad at his disposal than the former England manager did, and he must find a solution quickly to their demise following the shocking 3-0 loss at Wolves.
Roy Hodgson struggled to gain many positive results during his tenure as Liverpool manager
It really does take just one weekend to turn around expectations at a club. Following defeat at Arsenal it looked like United's blossoming title bid under Erik ten Hag was over before it had even really started.
After all they were 11 points behind the Gunners having played a game more. They were of course once 12 points behind Newcastle in 1996 before recovering to claim the title, but despite the Everton loss, Arsenal look a little bit stronger than Kevin Keegan's fabulous 'Entertainers'.
Yet Arsenal's defeat has still opened the door for United, who in beating Crystal Palace 2-1 have got back to winning ways instantly by trimming that gap down to eight points with still well over half-a-season to go.
Coupled with rivals Manchester City losing at Tottenham and it was just about the perfect weekend for the Red Devils who may yet have a title push in them.
After losing at Arsenal, Manchester United got back to winning ways against Crystal Palace
It's very easy to overreact when a Premier League leader falls to a defeat, especially to one at the bottom of the table.
So while the Gunners losing at Everton isn't quite the first sign of cracks appearing in their bid to win the league title, it does offer future opponents the chance to see why it went so wrong for Mikel Arteta's side.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Everton boss Sean Dyche had all the answers with a simple approach of getting physical with the Gunners and simply stopping them from getting into a flow on the field.
Too many teams have allowed Arsenal to play this season and paid the price, so with the blueprint now in place it's up to the Emirates outfit to prove that this defeat really was just a one-off that all sides will have during a season - even title winning ones.
Premier League leaders Arsenal suffered a shock defeat at bottom club Everton
Too often Tottenham can go missing against their so-called Premier League big six rivals, and they have developed a reputation as a bit of a soft touch with a mentality about as fragile as a glass wrecking ball.
That reputation isn't harsh either. One trophy in over 20 years and a string of final and semi-final defeats littered in that time have hardly made them out to be mentality monsters.
Neither has their big-game record this term. Double defeats against Arsenal along with losses against Liverpool and Manchester United were glaring results as they headed into the game against City without a big six win.
Yet City were deservedly beaten by Spurs 1-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and it does offer proof that Antonio Conte's men do have the ability to mix it with the best. Why they don't do it more often is the next question but the club need to start building on these landmark victories as stepping stones to future success.
Harry Kane was on target for Tottenham Hotspur as they overcome Manchester City 1-0
With the last point in mind, maybe Spurs are just 'that team' that City typically struggle with - a bogey team.
Much has been spoken about Pep Guardiola's record at the Tottenham