'Super' Mario, Liverpool's angry goal ace and Arsenal's centurion captain feature as TEAMtalk selects Saturday's Premier League talking points.
On Saturday evenings throughout the 2011/12 season, TEAMtalk's writers will present their Premier League Picks - the five special moments, star performers, stunning matches or shocking incidents from the day's action which we expect to dominate the headlines.
We'll be watching all the action unfold on the live TV feeds which are piped into TEAMtalk Towers from grounds up and down the country.
Once you've read through our choices, let us know your opinions by adding a Comment below.
We've been waiting to see exactly why Roberto Mancini splashed out £24million to prise hothead striker Mario Balotelli from Inter Milan - but the evidence was certainly there at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
David Moyes' Everton were proving a tough nut to crack and considering their recent record against Man City, were fancying their chances of another win over the big-spending opponents as the game entered the last half-hour.
But Balotelli came off the bench and produced an eye-catching display which he capped with the opening goal, albeit via a slight deflection off the unlucky Phil Jagielka.