Each week the Goals Guide will take a look back at the weekend's action, review all the goals and explain any dubious assists. This week, Darren Bent got of to the perfect start to his career at Villa Park, while there were hat-tricks for Berbatov and van Persie as United and Arsenal won big.
Dimitar Berbatov netted his third hat-trick of the season and nine points as leaders Manchester United destroyed Birmingham 5-0. Arsenal striker Robin van Persie also registered nine points after ending his hat-trick hoodoo against Wigan.
Aston Villa today completed the signing of Cameroon international midfielder Jean Makoun, after he was granted a work permit, visa and international clearance.
There will be several new faces on show up and down the country this weekend with the likes of Darren Bent, Steven Pienaar, John Carew, Adam Hammill, David Wheater and possibly Ricardo Fuller all beginning the next stage of their careers.
Stoke City have today completed the signing of Aston Villa striker John Carew, on loan until the end of the season. The Norwegian has fallen down the pecking order at Villa Park with the arrival of Darren Bent.
South African international Steven Pienaar has been granted a work permit and has completed his move to Tottenham. He is now eligible to make his debut in the game against Newcastle on Saturday.
Darren Bent is set for his Aston Villa debut on Saturday evening when Manchester City visit Villa Park. Villa have what should be a simple enough run-in and Bent could be a great source of points if he shows his potential from the word go.
Wallop! Bradley Johnson connects perfectly with a square pass from Leeds team-mate Johnny Howson and smashes the ball into the top corner of the despairing Wojciech Szczesny's net.
If you can take your eyes of the non-stop excitement of The Transfer Window on a certain 24 hours news channel, there are matches this weekend! And the Insider Eye thinks Bolton and Fulham will prosper. Plus, injuries and suspensions...
Three new players were today added to the Player List in the form of centre-back David Wheater and midfielders Adam Hammill and Jermaine Jones. Wheater joins Bolton, Hammill moves to Wolves and Jones has been granted international clearance to play for Blackburn.
Samir Nasri inspired Arsenal to 3-1 FA Cup replay win over Leeds United. The midfield magician got an early goal, but Bradley Johnson's once in a lifetime strike was the highlight of the engaging encounter.
Stoke beat Cardiff 2-0, after extra time, in their FA Cup third round replay to set up a fourth round trip to Wolves, who were also victorious on the night. Manchester City were the night's other winners as they brushed aside Leicester in a 4-2 win at Eastlands.