The two favourites for the title were back on Premier League duty after contrasting fortunes in Europe during the week.
And while Manchester City seem to be building up a head of steam, Liverpool are very much in the middle of a sticky patch.
See how it all panned out!
Brighton deny Liverpool at the death
Jürgen Klopp has won the admiration of many beyond the Liverpool fanbase with his positive attitude and exuberant personality since arriving at Anfield five years ago.
But the affable German is cutting a frustrated figure at the moment.
Diogo Jota’s second-half goal looked to have ground out an important victory for the Reds on the south coast until a stoppage-time penalty (following a VAR review) from Pascal Gross saw the spoils shared.
Losing James Milner to a hamstring problem only served to add injury to insult for Klopp.
Brighton still await their first league home win of the season, but Graham Potter’s men will be delighted with this deserved (albeit fortunate) point.
Five-star man City crush Burnley
If Pep Guardiola could have picked any side to face next after Manchester City’s loss to Tottenham last week, it probably would have been Burnley.
City men have an incredible record against the Clarets in recent seasons, and they continued in that vein.
The hosts would have been buoyed by news of Liverpool’s travails down at Brighton, and the Cityzens made sure they took full advantage of their title rivals’ slip up.
Burnley’s sole consolation is that they don’t have to travel to the Etihad Stadium again this season (FA Cup draws permitting).
Everton sink further against stable Leeds
The most entertaining game of the day was played out at Goodison Park, where it somehow only produced one goal.
It was a day for the record books, with Raphinha netting his first league goal for Whites and the Yorkshiremen recording their first league win at the Merseyside venue since 1990.
That’s four defeats in their last five games now for Carlo Ancelotti’s men.
Leeds and Marcelo Bielsa, meanwhile, are looking increasingly comfortable in the top flight.
West Brom strike decisive blow against Sheffield United
It was a battle of the winless at the Hawthorns, and something had to give.
In a match full of chances, it was Conor Gallagher’s precise 13th-minute finish that proved the difference in this relegation six-pointer.
West Brom manager Slaven Bilić will be breathing a massive sigh of relief.
His Sheffield United counterpart, Chris Wilder, wisely toned down his war of words with Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp afterwards.
With just one point from their first 10 games, Wilder needs to focus fully on finding some way to dig the Blades out of the hole they find themselves in.