Man United lost to a team whose momentum after promotion had subsided, Huddersfield Town. Jose Mourinho reportedly threw his toys out of the pram, and so he should as United are left trailing in their city rivals wake.
Another of the promoted teams, Brighton started the weekend off with an easy 3-0 win over a poor West Ham to increase the pressure on Slaven Bilic. Benitez's Newcastle continue their good form with a narrow home win over struggling Palace (after The Eagles surprise result last week).
Chelsea recovered from the defeat at Palace, and a home Champions League draw with Roma, when they came from behind to overcome an impressive Watford side who could well have been a couple of goals further in front but for glaring misses.
Man City got a couple of late goals to beat a resolute Burnley side 3-0 to lead the Premier League by five points. The goal of the weekend must surely have been Sofiane Boufal's solo run from midway inside his own half to score the winner for Saints against an ultra defensive West Brom.
There was a record top flight crowd for the Spurs v Liverpool clash at Wembley, where Spurs punished a poor defensive display by Liverpool (ex-Saint Dejan Lovren in particular) with some excellent attacking football.
Real Madrid are slowly emerging from period of poor home form, after the Champions League draw with Spurs in midweek Real beat struggling Eibar 3-0, but are still 5 points behind relentless Barca at the top of La Liga.
In Germany, Bayern are contesting the Bundesliga with Dortmund and the ever popular RB Leipzig; Bayern face Leipzig at the Allianz Arena at the weekend.
In Serie A the top two, Napoli and Inter, battled out a goal-less draw in Naples with champions Juve and Lazio closing the gap. Juve winning 6-2 in Udine despite being down to 10 for much of the game and Lazio thrashing Sassuolo 6-1 at the Stadio Olympico. Wilkie Tourist have a soft spot for newly promoted Benevento, but it appears that their defence also has a soft spot as they have now lost all 9 games and conceded 22 goals, scoring just twice. Looks like their first ever season in the top flight will be short lived. Ex-Saint (briefly) Martin Caceres is turning out for Verona who lost the derby game to The Flying Donkeys of Chievo.
Wilkie Tours next trip to Tuscany in November promises much with Empoli riding high at the top of Serie B and Roberto Donadoni's Bologna a promising 8th in Serie A. Here's hoping we see a few more goals than the 3 in 3 games on the last trip, to Poland.