PL weekend in PHOTOS: Becks reacts, SAS impress, Gunners fire blank & more

Yaya Touré interview

Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, West Ham United, Liverpool, Cardiff City, Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton, Stoke City, Manchester City, Fulham featured.

The above, taken before the other 18 Premier League teams had even kicked a ball in match-week 31 of the Premier League fixture calendar, will likely be one of the more circulated images around Chelsea forums for many years to come - particularly during times when a match-up against their London rivlas Arsenal is on the horizon.

For Arsenal, it wasn't a hiccup… not when they had come unstuck against the division's other title contenders; Liverpool and Manchester City. Yes, for Arsenal it was another calamity… another abomination on the aesthetics of football that Arsene Wenger aims to adhere to but, against Jose Mourinho, he failed - mightily - as as Samuel Eto'o, Andre Schurrle, Eden Hazard, Oscar (twice) and Mohamed Salah embarrassed them.

The final score was not the only talking point, however, as, in a bizarre case of mistaken identity, Kieran Gibbs (below) was sent off the pitch for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's handball in the area. By dismissing a defender, Gunners fans may claim the final scoreline may have been different, but in reality, Chelsea were so dominant and Arsenal so poor that the result was always going to be a one-sided battering.

The conversation surrounding the strike partnership of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge at Liverpool has been reignited once more as the Reds attackers were responsible for four of Liverpool's six against Cardiff City on Saturday. Suarez's hat-trick took his season tally in the Premier League to 28 - equaling the club's individual record (Robbie Fowler), while Sturridge has 19.

West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian was made to look on in wonderment as Wayne Rooney fired in a long-range piledriver, invoking memories of former Manchester United fans favourite David Beckham's halfway line pearler against Wimbledon, in what is regarded to be one of the most iconic goals in the modern football era.

Manchester United defeated the Hammers by a 2-0 scoreline, with Beckham even in the audience, appreciating the technique and speed of thought that it took Rooney to a: get the better of defender James Tomkins, b: spot glovesman Adrian off his line and c: get the ball in the net from 55+ yards.

In yet another Premier League goal-fest, Tottenham Hotspur tamed Southampton, coming back from 2-0 down to claim a dramatic 3-2 victory at White Hart Lane. The Saints dominated the first half, prior to a Christian Eriksen brace and Gylfi Sigurdsson's 90th minute winner.

Like Spurs and Southampton, Stoke City played on Sunday, yesterday, and, despite slumping to a fifth minute Christian Benteke opener, came back to win by a 4-1 score, propelling them to a comfortable tenth place in the Premier League. Below, Peter Crouch celebrates at full-time as the Englishman scored Stoke's second.

The player in third place of the division's top scorers is a midfielder - Yaya Toure, of Manchester City - and the Ivorian added to his seasonal haul by returning a hat-trick against relegation-threatened Fulham. Fernandinho and Martin Demichelis also got on the score-sheet but Yaya's 65th minute curler will be cut into the top ten goals of the season due to it's power, accuracy and distance.

Get your coat, Felix. You lost.

For fans of the Tigers their hearts must have been in their mouths as reliable striker Shane Long received treatment for injury and the Irishman, who netted Hull City's vital second against West Bromwich Albion, was withdrawn after 77 minutes and replaced by Stephen Quinn. Supporters will hope it's a short time out for Long, who has scored three from eight for Hull since joining in January.

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