The weekend after the scandal before saw Liverpool and Manchester United held to draws but there was a vital Premier League victory for Chelsea.
The European Super League remained the biggest story in town but it was a significant weekend at both ends of the table in the fight for Champions League places and to stay in the top flight.
Here, the PA news agency picks out five things we learned.
VAR sinks to new lows
Chelsea move on with victory
After the drama of Tuesday, when Chelsea fans played a major role in the collapse of the ESL with their protest ahead of the Brighton draw, the focus stayed on the pitch at the London Stadium. The 1-0 victory over West Ham moved Chelsea three points clear of their opponents in the race for Champions League football. Liverpool, though, are now four points adrift following Joe Willock’s late equaliser for Newcastle, while Manchester United played out a goalless draw with Leeds.
Super sub Willock
He may not like the tag, but Willock’s very late equaliser against Jurgen Klopp’s side was the third match in a row in which he has come off the bench and changed the result. The on-loan Arsenal man has made himself a fan favourite at St James’ Park and it remains to be seen whether he can force his way into Mikel Arteta’s plans when he heads back to the Emirates Stadium.
Good signs for the Blades