The defending champions were involved in a topsy-turvy battle with Aston Villa as they went close to winning three points but managed only one. United, City, Arsenal and Liverpool picked up full points in the first new year fixture. Here are the Weekend Best Moments.

Manchester United leapt to the top of the table with a win over arch-rivals Arsenal as Chelsea held Spurs at White Hart Lane. City continued with their superb away form as they dispatched the Hammers while Liverpool slumped to another defeat at St James park. This is the English Weekend Review.