Sunday's six fixtures delivered a total of 25 goals, and 16 of those came at Old Trafford and Villa Park as both Man Utd and the reigning champions suffered their joint-heaviest Premier League losses on the same day.
First up Tottenham Hotspur produced a stunning display to win 6-1 at Man Utd, who suffered a defeat by five goals for only the fourth time. Coincidentally, all four of those losses have come in October.
|Oct 2020||TOT (H)||6-1|
|Oct 2011||MCI (H)||6-1|
|Oct 1999||CHE (A)||5-0|
|Oct 1996||NEW (A)||5-0|
Sunday evening's kick-off brought an even more astonishing result as Aston Villa, who narrowly avoided relegation last season, ran out 7-2 winners against title-holders Liverpool.
The Reds had previously lost by five goals only twice in the Premier League, going down 6-1 against Stoke City in 2015 and 5-0 at Man City in 2017.
|Oct 2020||AVL (A)||7-2|
|Sep 2017||MCI (A)||5-0|
|May 2015||STK (A)||6-1|
In fact, Sunday's result was the first time Liverpool had conceded seven goals in all competitions since April 1963.
They are also the first reigning English top-flight champions to let in seven goals in a league match since Arsenal against Sunderland in September 1953.