The fourth round of the 2021/22 Premier League season was dominated by one man, even before a ball was kicked, and Cristiano Ronaldo justified the hype with a typically striking second start for Manchester United.
Returning in the United No 7 shirt for the first time since leaving the club for Real Madrid over 12 years ago, Ronaldo made an immediate impact by scoring twice in the 4-1 victory over Newcastle United to send a packed Old Trafford.
There was also a triumphant return for Romelu Lukaku, who scored his first goals for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the 3-0 win over Aston Villa as the Belgian striker continues his impressive start to the second round with the Blues.
The weekend started with Crystal Palace inflicting a 3-0 defeat to Tottenham to 10 players at Selhurst Park as Nuno Espirito Santo suffered his first Premier League loss as manager of Spurs.
Arsenal went on to secure their first points of the season with a 1-0 win over promoted Norwich, while there were also one-goal wins for champions Manchester City at Leicester City and for top-flight Brighton at Brentford.
Wolves claimed their first Bruno Lage-era league victory by beating Watford 2-0 at Vicarage Road and Southampton and West Ham played a goalless draw at St Mary’s.
On Sunday, Liverpool maintained their strong start to the season with a 3-0 victory at Leeds United, which saw Mohamed Salah score his 100th Premier League goal, although the opportunity was tarnished by a horror injury to Harvey Elliott .
The round then ended at Goodison Park on Monday night when Everton came back from behind to beat Burnley 3-1, thanks in part to a superb goal from Andros Townsend.
In the photo gallery above, Richard Jolly has selected his Premier League team of the week. To go to the next photo, click on the arrows or if you are using a mobile device, just swipe your finger.
Update: September 14, 2021, 6:29 a.m.