A nine-goal game, a world-class volley, another silly James Milner fact and all the Premier League nonsense you might have missed

The Premier League gave us some classic "Best League in the World" action this weekend, with goals so frequent only one side managed a clean sheet.

Once again, it was pretty difficult to keep up with, so here are some handy reminders of what happened.


Manchester City celebrate Sergio Aguero's second goal of the game - (Martin Rickett/PA)
(Martin Rickett/PA)

Burnley 1-2 Manchester City
Hull City 1-1 West Brom
Leicester City 2-2 Middlesbrough
Liverpool 2-0 Sunderland
Swansea City 5-4 Crystal Palace
Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Game of the day

Swansea City 5-4 Crystal Palace

Swansea City's Gylfi Sigurdsson scores his sides opening goal against Crystal Palace - (Nick Potts/PA)
(Nick Potts/PA)

There was no competition for this particular award - it was the game that had absolutely everything... except competent defending.

In a game which could have left Swansea five points from safety, Bob Bradley's side recovered from giving away a 3-1 lead. When 80 minutes rolled around, the Welsh side were 3-2 up; when 90 minutes came about, they were 4-3 down, and by the time the whistle had blown, they'd taken a 5-4 lead and all three points thanks to a late Fernando Llorente brace.

Crucially for Swansea, they kept Palace from moving away from the relegation zone as well. A first win for new coach, Bradley, and three big points.

Goal of the day

Dean Marney's volley v Manchester City

Burnley's Dean Marney scores against Manchester City - (Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport)
(Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport)

When Paul Robinson booted the ball into Manchester City's penalty area in the opening stages of the early kick off, only the most optimistic Burnley fan could have predicted what would happen next.

The ball floated harmlessly onto the edge of the box, was nodded away, and then expertly dispatched on the volley into the bottom corner of Claudio Bravo's net from around 25 yards. It absolutely flew in, and all thanks to Dean Marney.

Unfortunately for Burnley, Pep Guardiola's side managed to complete the comeback, but that goal was surely worthy of a bonus point. Well, it wasn't, but you know what we mean.

Fact of the day

Another classic James Milner fact here, and it's brought to you courtesy of a penalty from the big man.

Liverpool struggled to break Sunderland down in a game many thought could be a cricket score, but after Divock Origi broke the deadlock with 15 minutes remaining, the points looked secured, and James Milner consolidated the victory with a goal from the penalty spot.

Can Lionel Messi lay claim to such a stat? No he cannot.

Unexpected goalkeeper of the day

Paul Robinson

You didn't see that coming, did you?

Paul Robinson has been looking after the goal at Blackburn in the Championship for a few seasons, and moved to Burnley last season, so when he filled in for the injured Tom Heaton at Turf Moor in the early kick-off, it left many a little perplexed.

The 37-year-old appeared for Leeds, Tottenham and Blackburn in a Premier League career spanning three decades, and made his last England appearance in 2007, but proved he's still got it with some fine saves and a surprise assist (sort of).

Bitter-sweet win of the day

Liverpool 2-0 Sunderland

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho - (Dave Howarth/PA)
(Dave Howarth/PA)

Unbeaten in 11 games, Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool moved up to second in the Premier League after a hard-fought win over Sunderland, and remain one of the most impressive teams in the league.

But the win came at a cost, as magician Philippe Coutinho was taken off with an injured ankle towards the end of the first half.

Coutinho has contributed five goals and six assists in the Premier League alone so far this season - for how long might the Anfield side be without their phenomenal midfielder?

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