Here are Opta's findings...
Premiership Team of the Week
Russell Hoult (West Brom)
Before being beaten by an injury-time blockbuster, Russell Hoult looked to have earned the Baggies a derby-day point against Aston Villa with a bevy of saves, thwarting Darius Vassell alone on no fewer than three occasions.
Stephen Carr (Tottenham Hotspur)
Offering constant support to the Spurs frontrunners, Stephen Carr attacked the Gunners with 14 bustling runs down the right flank, supplying seven crosses into the danger area.
Jonathan Woodgate (Leeds United)
Leeds ended their losing streak with what turned out to be a comfortable victory against Bolton Wanderers. The 3-0 scoreline was a bit misleading though and it took some excellent defending from Jonathan Woodgate — including 23 clearances — to keep the Trotters at bay.
Joachim Bjorklund (Sunderland)
Liverpool constantly asked questions of the Sunderland rearguard, but found Joachim Bjorklund in fine fettle. The Swede dominated the aerial contest with 10 headed clearances and won both his challenges on the deck.
Ashley Cole (Arsenal)
Ashley Cole made an impression in both halves of the pitch against Spurs on Sunday. The England international beat his marker seven times down the left wing and cleared two shots off his own goal line to earn Arsenal a point.
David Thompson (Blackburn Rovers)
Back on Merseyside, David Thompson tormented the Everton rearguard with 13 deliveries into the box. The diminutive winger unleashed six efforts at goal of his own and used his vision to set up Andy Cole's opening strike.
Marc Vivien Foe (Manchester City)
Two goals down after an hour, City needed inspiration against Charlton and it came in the form of Marc Vivien Foe. The marauding midfielder lashed home two right-footed shots to earn the visitors a share of the spoils.
Gary Speed (Newcastle United)
Gary Speed played a pivotal role in a thoroughly engaging match on the south coast against the Saints. The Welsh international blocked three shots at one end and tested fellow countryman Paul Jones with a first-half header at the other.
Chris Marsden (Southampton)
Gordon Strachan has offered to buy Chris Marsden a wig after the bald Saint missed two glaring headers against Newcastle on Saturday. But in fairness, the hard-working midfielder had already slid home his team's equalising goal.
Wayne Rooney (Everton)
Wayne Rooney further enhanced his growing reputation with an awe-inspiring display against Blackburn. The teenager was instrumental in Everton's opening strike, before outstripping the visiting defence to deliver the winner.
Craig Bellamy (Newcastle United)
Completing a pacy Opta forward line this week, Craig Bellamy occupies the second striking berth. The Welsh hitman curled home a glorious effort after 50 minutes and attempted another four shots at goal against the Saints.
Stephen Carr has been named in Opta Index's Team of the Week after his storming show against Arsenal on Sunday.