Defences certainly were not on top as Chelsea and Manchester City played out an epic eight-goal thriller where, finally, football was the main talking point.
In recent weeks officials and video assistant referees have taken centre stage but, bar a disputed City penalty which Erling Haaland scored to make it 1-0, it was the players and coaches who made this one.
After Haaland’s opener, 39-year-old Thiago Silva became Chelsea’s oldest goalscorer in the premier league.
Raheem Sterling netted the second for Chelsea against his old club to put them ahead just before the half time interval while Manuel Akanji levelled for City to take a draw into the half time team talk
Haaland scored just after the second half commenced, making it his 49th Premier League goal in his 47th game.
Nicolas Jackson, coming off his hat-trick against Tottenham, levelled again for Chelsea but then Rodri scored what looked like a late winner for City.
However, deep in stoppage time, Chelsea had a spot-kick of their own after Ruben Dias had brought down Armando Broja and Cole Palmer slotted it home.
Former Liverpool and England defender Jamie Carragher called it “the Premier League at its best”.