Liverpool‘s victory over Manchester United was undoubtedly the big moment of the Premier League weekend, but plenty more happened too.
Chelsea‘s hunt for a Champions League spot suffered a blow at Newcastle, Spurs drew another blank at Watford and Manchester City couldn’t find a way to beat Crystal Palace despite hitting Aston Villa for six the week before.
Sportsmail takes a look at 10 things we learned from another entertaining weekend of action in the top flight.
Manchester United midfielder Fred and his team-mates react after losing to rivals Liverpool
1) Rashford’s absence could hit United hard
When news of Marcus Rashford’s injury – a double stress fracture to his lower back – broke on Sunday, it was immediately obvious that Manchester United might struggle to cope in his absence.
Sunday’s defeat by Liverpool, however, put a greater focus on the problem as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men fluffed their lines in the final third and managed just four shots on target at Anfield.
Anthony Martial was guilty of missing a clear-cut chance to make it 1-1, and you couldn’t shake the feeling that an in-form Rashford would’ve buried it.
The England striker is likely to miss at least a couple of months and, given his impressive numbers this season – he has 19 goals and five assists – United’s hopes of finishing in a Champions League place are sure to suffer.
Marcus Rashford holds his back in pain after suffering a serious injury against Wolves
2) Rodgers’ Leicester honeymoon is well and truly over
Brendan Rodgers could do no wrong at the start of the season as Leicester mounted an unlikely title challenge with a quick and exciting brand of football.
And while they are still third in the table, just three points behind champions City, the Foxes are now looking at those chasing them rather than at who’s ahead.
Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at Burnley saw them fail to build on Harvey Barnes’ opener and ultimately throw away a lead in the second half.
It’s now back-to-back losses for Rodgers’ men and he will know that he must find a settled side again, get his best players back into form and starting picking up points if they are to make sure their brilliant start counts for something come May.
Brendan Rodgers appears frustrated during Leicester’s 2-1 defeat at Burnley on Sunday
3) Spurs’ striker crisis continues
Jose Mourinho claimed that Tottenham needed to sign a striker prior to Saturday’s game at Watford, and the goalless draw which followed will have only strengthened his desire to add to his squad this month.
Spurs have failed to score in both of their league games since Harry Kane suffered a serious hamstring injury at Southampton. He could miss the rest of the season.
Despite coming within an inch of clinching a last-minute win at Vicarage Road, Mourinho’s men are clearly lacking a clinical finisher and a presence up front.
Fernando Llorente, Krzysztof Piatek and Ze Luis are among those to have been linked with a move to north London, and Spurs’ hopes of finishing in the top four could well rest on adequately replacing Kane.
Tottenham couldn’t find a way to break down Watford without Harry Kane on Saturday
4) Arsenal need Arteta’s winning mentality
Arsenal took the lead against Sheffield United on Saturday, but again failed to come away with three points after John Fleck equalised with less than 10 minutes to go at the Emirates.
Chris Wilder’s men were well worth a point, although that will have been of little comfort to Mikel Arteta, who has now watched his side draw their last two games 1-1 after going in front.
The Spaniard was an integral part of Manchester City’s backroom team as the club made a habit of not only taking the lead, but holding on to it as well.
The Gunners have definitely made improvements under Arteta’s guidance, but they simply must learn to grind out results when not playing their best. Points are just as important as performances right now.
Mikel Arteta looks animated on the touchline during Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Sheffield United
5) Kepa is not living up to his price-tag
A staggering statistic emerged after Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat at Newcastle on Saturday – Kepa Arrizabalaga has the worst save percentage in the Premier League this season.
The Blues No 1 was at partly at fault for Isaac Hayden’s 94th-minute winner when he got a hand on the ball but failed to stop it nestling into the corner of his net.
Kepa has saved just 55 per cent of the shots he has faced this term and there can be no denying that he should’ve done better at St James’ Park to earn a point for his side.
It is not the only mistake the £72million man has made in recent months, and fans are right to question how he became the most expensive goalkeeper of all time when he moved to Stamford Bridge in 2018.
Kepa Arrizabalaga failed to keep out Isaac Hayden’s last-minute header for Newcastle
6) Grealish is ready for England… and Euro 2020
Jack Grealish gave England boss Gareth Southgate another reminder of his talents on Saturday with a stunning equaliser in Aston Villa’s draw at Brighton.
The 24-year-old has been in superb form in recent weeks and has now had a part to play in a whopping 41 per cent of Villa’s goals this season.
His strike at the Amex showed off everything that stands out about his game – technique, an eye for the spectacular and the ability to step up when needed most.
Southgate simply must find a place for him in his next England squad, and give him a chance to make his mark before Euro 2020. He looks ready for the big stage.
Jack Grealish earned Villa a point at Brighton with this stunning strike from outside the box
7) City are still fragile without Laporte
Manchester City haven’t looked the same defensively since Aymeric Laporte suffered cruciate knee ligament damage less than a month into the new season.
Pep Guardiola’s men have already lost five league games, and on Saturday they were held at home by Crystal Palace, with stand-in central defender Fernandinho scoring a 90th-minute own goal.
John Stones was given a tough afternoon by Cenk Tosun and Wilfried Zaha, with City now counting down the days until Laporte returns after over four months out.
Their defensive rock is scheduled to play in this week’s FA Cup clash with Fulham. When fully fit, he is sure to be one of the first names on Guardiola’s teamsheet.
Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson and John Stones react after conceding a late equaliser
8) Bournemouth dropping dangerously
Norwich came out on top in Saturday’s relegation six-pointer against Bournemouth, leaving Eddie Howe and his players facing a huge fight for survival.
The Cherries were not helped by Steve Cook’s bizarre handball and the combination of red card and penalty which followed, but their performance still lacked the desire and intensity required in a scrap at the bottom.
They have not won since a surprise victory at Chelsea over a month ago, and are in worse form than any side in the division.
Howe has worked miracles on the south coast before, but turning around this awful run and fighting his way to the magical 40-point mark could well be his best yet.
The pressure is on Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe after another defeat away at Norwich
9) Jimenez justifies United links
Manchester United are reportedly keen on Wolves striker Raul Jimenez, and after his brace against Southampton it’s clear to see why.
The Mexican led the line brilliantly at St Mary’s on Saturday, coolly converting a penalty before slamming home the winner to complete a 3-2 comeback win.
Jimenez now has 19 goals and nine assists in all competitions this season and has established himself as one of the most reliable No 9s in the top flight.
Whether United’s interest develops into a concrete bid remains to be seen, but Wolves could demand top dollar for the 28-year-old.
Raul Jimenez celebrates after scoring his second goal against Southampton on Saturday
10) Holgate’s rapid rise continues
Everton shipped Mason Holgate out on loan to Championship side West Brom in January of last year and he played much of the remainder of the campaign at right back.
Now, 12 months on, he is Everton’s first-choice central defender, ahead of both £30m man Michael Keane and £28m former Barcelona star Yerry Mina.
Holgate was excellent during Saturday’s 1-1 draw at West Ham and he already seems to have a big admirer in Carlo Ancelotti, who has started him in every game since arriving on Merseyside.
Talk of an England call-up may be premature, but his emergence as a bona fide first-team player may have lessened Everton’s desire to buy a centre-back this month.
Mason Holgate is now first choice at Everton after being sent out on loan to West Brom