Dean Smith told the fourth official he thought they had got juggling balls for Christmas after Manchester City's contentious opener.
Manchester United again had to recover from an early setback away from home, but Paul Pogba's goal beat Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Pep Guardiola saw Manchester City duo Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker suffer injuries in Wednesday's win over Aston Villa.
It was a controversial goal, but Bernardo Silva was thrilled that Manchester City eventually prevailed over Aston Villa.
Aston Villa frustrated Manchester City for much of an entertaining contest before a controversial goal helped send Pep Guardiola's men top.
Toni Freixa admits Barcelona have little money to spend, meaning Eric Garcia will not arrive from Manchester City in January.
Jack Grealish continues to star for Aston Villa and Bryan Robson would not be against old club Manchester United making a move.
Liverpool have not scored in their last three Premier League games, but Jurgen Klopp says that is not down to opponents getting wise.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos is free to speak to other clubs after cancelling his deal with Arsenal.
Estudiantes chairman Juan Sebastian Veron believes Dario Sarmiento is still a "project player" amid Manchester City links.
Manchester United go to Fulham on Wednesday and Edinson Cavani is warning the team not to get carried away by their recent form.
Chelsea have slumped since going top of the league in December, Wednesday's loss at Leicester City piling more pressure on Frank Lampard.
Julian Nagelsmann is among those linked with replacing Frank Lampard, but the Chelsea boss is ignoring such speculation.
Sergio Aguero remains in self-isolation ahead of Manchester City's meeting with Aston Villa, but Pep Guardiola does not want new signings.
Amid talk about Mohamed Salah's future, it seems Liverpool's focus is on Virgil van Dijk.
After struggling to make the breakthrough at Real Madrid this season, Martin Odegaard is reportedly set to leave on loan.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta hailed Thomas Partey after a win over Newcastle United.
Jurgen Klopp pinpointed decision-making as an issue after Liverpool lost at Anfield in the league for the first time since April 2017.