Team of the Week
Unsurprisingly, keeper of the week is Blackburn's Brad Friedel. If you save two penalties (even if they are taken by Sheffleid United players) you are in Team of the Week. Unless someone else saves three. Friedel's heroics ensured Rovers left Bramall Lane with a point.
In defence Jonathan Woodgate marked his debut for Middlesbrough with a fine display to help deny Arsenal a win at the Emirates Stadium. If he can stay fit and keep his form England's abundance of riches in central defence will be even further enhanced, as will Boro's hopes for the new season.
Spurs summer signing Pascal Chimbonda produced an energetic performance at Old Trafford getting back to make important defensive challenges and coming forward to augment the Spurs attack when required.
Aston Villa's Liam Ridgewell hit his side's early opener which earned Martin O'Neill's team a point at West Ham and keeps Villa unbeaten so far this season. As well as restricting the home side to one goal Ridgewell also managed to keep West Ham new boy Carlos Tevez off the scoresheet for the half hour he was on the Upton Park pitch.
Watford's Lloyd Doyley was the stand-out performer when his side visited the Reebok to take on Bolton. His side were unfortunate not to take something from the game but will need him to produce more performances like this to help their chances of survival this season.
In midfield, Chelsea's Michael Essien was on top form against a dogged Charlton as he stamped his authority on Jose Mourinho's multi-talented team. With Frank Lampard failing as yet to reproduce his sparkling form of previous seasons, Mourihno will be pleased that Essien is showing his reliability.
Tim Cahill opened the scoring for Everton in the Merseyside derby and set up a famous victory for Davie Moyes men with his third goal in this fixture. The Australian was typically industrious and dictated proceedings playing just behind Andy Johnson. His nutmegging of Jose Reina for his goal was the icing on the cake.
Cristiano Ronaldo showed off his repertoire of skills against a Spurs side who at time did not have an answer to his twisting runs and guile. It was from his free-kick that United scored the winning goal and he was a constant threat throughout the game. The barracking of the travelling support once more seemed to feed his confidence and he responded with a mature performance.
Wayne Routledge rose from the Fulham bench in the 35th minute to make his debut and replace the badly injured Jimmy Bullard. It was from two of his crosses (the second a corner) that Fulham scored the goals in the last ten minutes which secured an unlikely victory over Newcastle.
Up front, Portsmouth's record signing Benjani Mwaruwari struck a goal from an acute angle after beating the challenge of Wigan defender Fitz Hall. Following his goal last week, Portsmouth fans will be hoping this is the start of a goal-scoring run which will see their fine start to the season extend through the autumn.
Andy Johnson has made himself an instant hero of the Goodison Park faithful with his brace over Merseyside rivals Liverpool. With his tally for the season now at four, it looks like David Moyes may well have found the natural goalscorer his side have craved for so long.
And speaking of David Moyes he is once more the Soccernet Manager of the Week. Everton are an unpredictable bunch but this season they are proving themselves to be a serious challenger for a European place once more. Moyes masterminded only their second win in thirteen games over their fiercest rivals, saw them take top place in the Premiership and seems to have spent wisely with the acquistion of goal-hero Andy Johnson.