Alan Pardew There is nothing like three points to get the critics of your back. A 2-1 win over Blackburn was West Ham’s first victory since the opening day.
Wayne Rooney Monkeys have been departing backs left, right and centre this weekend. A hat-trick for Wazza at Bolton ended his goal drought in style.
Liverpool The Reds gelled for the first time this season to end Villa’s unbeaten record.
Damien Johnson The Birmingham captain fractured his jaw after an horrific challenge by West Brom’s Paul Robinson.
Newcastle Booed off the pitch after a 0-0 draw with rock-bottom Charlton. The Magpies are now fourth from bottom.
Norwich Were on the receiving end of a 5-0 drubbing by Stoke City.