With the Merseyside derby on Friday night, the north London derby on Saturday afternoon and a clash of title rivals as Manchester City welcomed Chelsea on Sunday, this past weekend's programme of Women's Super League fixtures came with high expectations.
Fortunately, it lived up to the billing. Everton and Liverpool played out a game with an entertaining finale at Goodison Park, eventually sharing the spoils; Arsenal strutted their stuff, putting five past Spurs in an emphatic win; and Man City blew the title race wide open with a 2-0 victory over Chelsea.
The latter result put the Citizens into second place, level on points with a Manchester United side that beat West Ham 4-0 on Saturday, with Chelsea dropping to third as Arsenal remain fourth. The Blues, one point off the pace, and the Gunners, three points behind, both have a game in hand.
There was plenty going on at the other end of the table, too. Bottom club Leicester have seen their positive momentum halted recently and a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of an impressive Aston Villa didn't help, while Brighton blew a 2-0 lead at Reading in a clash between the two teams directly above the Foxes.
So, who were the impressive performers over three entertaining days of football? And who should be concerned by the weekend's action? GOAL takes a look...