This week in the English Premier League brought us the Manchester derby and who would of thought we would read a result of Manchester City 4 – Manchester United 1. I’m sure blue boys of the city are still singing in the streets. From the start of this game Manchester City took the game to Manchester United in what must be said as their best performance this year. Aguero was the first to put the ball in the net from superb foorball on the left flank from Sammi Nasri and from then on Manchester City didnt look back. Kolo Toure was next and that made City walk in with a 2 nil lead, but it didnt stop there, not soon after the break it was Aguero once again.
Then before you could stop believing what you were seeing Nasri popped up and scored the 4th. After that it was smooth sailing for City and they took there foot of the gas and allowed Rooney to get on the score sheet with a superbly taken free kick. Moyes has a lot to do at Manchester United, but im sure this will not effect them to much and we will see them once again playing the football us nuetrals love to hate from them.
Spurs vs Cardiff was a game of chance after chance for Spurs, and even though Cardiff had a goal ruled for offside, it was Spurs that in the last minute of extra time got their winner and took a well deserved 3 points. Another cracker on the weekend was West Ham vs Everton. After trailing 2 times in the match, Everton came back with 2 sublime free kicks from Leighton Baines that im sure will be part of his you tube video when he retires and a late winner from on loan chelsea striker Lukaku. I can still see the steam coming out of West Hams manager Sam Allardyes ears as I write this column.
Arsenal went to the top of the league with a hard fought win over a much improved Stoke side, even though Arsenal may have been a bit tired from their Champions league endeavours during the week they didint hold back to give Arsene Wengers troops a well deserved win. The shock of the weekend came from Anfield where Southampton shocked the home team with a 1 nil victory. Liverpool just werent at the race, with Rogers adopting a back four of all centre backs, Liverpool really never got going.
Also having a definite penalty waved away in the first half it was Southampton who were the better team, with a well discplined and structured side you some times wondered who the home side was. With Luis Suarez finally finishing his ban, it couldnt come at a better time for the reds to give them that much needed spark to get their season back on track.
Chelsea walked away with a 2 nil win over Fulham with goals coming from Oscar and Obi Mikele.
Swansea after playing Liverpool to a draw and having a massive mid week win over Valencia, went to new comers Crystal Palace and came away with a 2 nil win.
New boys Hull City had a fine win over Newcastle and it was another step backwards for Allan Pardew and his men after a poor start to the season and a recovery with 2 wins the last fortnight out them back to the drawing board. A lot of credit to Hull City to walk away with a 3 to 2 win at Newcastle, that is a great achievement.
West Bromwich walked away with a 3 nil home win against Sunderland, That was the last straw for the Sunderland Board so they promptly sacked Sunderland’s manager Paulo Dicanio after the match.
That is my dribble for the week and more to come as the season progresses.