Once again the Premier League did not disappoint this past weekend. As reported on Fotmob there were nineteen goals with only one game ending 0-0. But as we reflect let us ask the two main questions; who were the winners and the losers of the weekend's action?

The winners

Overall I believe there were three main winners. First up was Spurs. With the fact that Chelsea lost it was a massive opportunity for the COYS to reduce the gap at the top. Oh and boy how they did. It was not just the victory; it was a victory against a side that does not lose many games at home (Burnley that is).

So far they have only lost four games all season at home, according to Sky Sports. Added to this was the fact that they were missing some key players, such as Harry Kane and Danny Rose. With this is mind, the fact that they won 2-0 was a remarkable achievement. The second big winners were Liverpool. This was not just a Merseyside derby. This was a chance to really give themselves some breathing space upon the teams below them. Although have played more games than those around them, all they can do is try and rack up the points. It was not a difficult game for the Reds; their back line was not troubled half as much as you would expect from players such as Romelu Lukaku, who was, however, nowhere to be seen.

The 3-1 performance was very impressive and with those around them slipping up, it was all the more important that they won. The third winner of the weekend was Crystal Palace. What is it about Sam Allardyce? He just knows how to get a team out of trouble. But what must be said is that this Palace side is not all that bad. With the likes of Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke, it is a real surprise as to why they are where they are.

Whilst this was a remarkable performance in that Chelsea lost (which we will get to), the way that Palace played and held on was all the more impressive. It must feel like a free three points for Big Sam. He would never have expected his team to pick up anything at the Bridge and the fact that they have will be all the more sweet.

We must also mention the likes of Leicester City and Hull City who picked up priceless three points in their big to survive.

And the losers

The losers? Pretty much everyone in the top seven minus Liverpool and Spurs. How Chelsea lost is beyond me. They were looking so strong and almost unbeatable but with Wednesday's game against Manchester City coming up, it has all of a sudden become a 'must win' game. If they lose and Spurs win, the gap is down to four points. All to play for then, it seems. For Manchester United, just what is going on? Why can they not convert these draws into victories at home? With the United of old, they would have been pouring forward in numbers and not giving in until they scored.

But this does not seem to be the case for Mourinho's team. Although they are on an unbeaten run, I read an article today in the Telegraph which stated that if the results in the league do not pick up soon, that the Portuguese manager would rest his players in the league and "prioritise Europe". It may seem absurd but it may be their best shot of securing Champions League football next season. With Arsenal and Manchester City, although both dropped points, I am sure both will be saying, 'at least we did not lose'. Whilst Arsenal need to ensure that they do not lose touch with those ahead of them, with the Chelsea game up next for City, they need to at least get a point from that. Both sides were guilty of making mistakes in the game at the Emirates but for the neutral it was an entertaining game. At the bottom, a quick mention of Sunderland, who under David Moyes remain rooted to the bottom of the league after losing 1-0 to Watford.

It was an entertaining weekend all round.