WHAT every week it was within the biggest league on the planet.
That’s the Premier League, by the best way, not the Belgian Jupiler League (though I’m positive that’s a high quality league too).
Marvel objectives galore, correct pummellings and the welcome return of that trademark haunted look on David Moyes’ face.
And he’s solely been in command of West Ham for 3 video games…
Flares are again in trend
There was a second on the Amex on Tuesday evening, as Brighton hosted Crystal Palace within the long-awaited M23 derby, that it felt nearly like a kind of raucous Fenerbahce and Galatasaray video games.
There have been scuffles.
Bangers have been going off.
And there have been flares, a number of flares.
And you then noticed Wilfried Zaha going to floor for the umpteenth time and also you realised it was Falmer, not Fenerbahce.
Younger on the coronary heart of United
For many individuals, the primary time they ever encountered Ashley Younger was when he was caught brazenly, erm, having fun with himself on a relationship web site webcam 10 years in the past.
Quick ahead a decade and never solely is the nation’s broadband provision rather more refined however so is Ashley Younger.
Sure, it’s been a outstanding turnaround at Outdated Trafford for the 32-year-old who gave the impression to be on his approach out of United simply a few years in the past.
Now, having stepped in as left-back in opposition to Everton in September, he has nailed down his place as first selection full-back and his brace within the Four-2 win at Watford proved how he’s quick changing into indispensible to Jose Mourinho.
He’s all however booked his place to Russia with England subsequent summer season I’d enterprise too.
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Extra like Mahrez
It’s been some time since we heralded the abilities of Riyad Mahrez however that’s most likely as a result of he’s given us little or no to, nicely, herald.
However in opposition to Spurs on Tuesday there have been clear indicators that he was again to one thing his impudent greatest.
Not solely did the Algerian rekindle that outdated title-winning partnership with the opposite goalscorer, Jamie Vardy, however he capped a high quality show with a sensational objective as he reduce in from the suitable, simply as he did so many occasions in 2015/16.
And all with the January switch window simply across the nook.
Speaking out of his Arsene
Within the wake of their 5-Zero demolition of Huddersfield on the Emirates, Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger insisted that Manchester Metropolis are nonetheless catchable on the prime of the Premier League desk.
Simply not by Arsenal.
Play it once more Sam…
It’s frankly unbelievable that some individuals noticed match to attribute Everton’s turnaround to the mere presence of Sam Allardyce at Goodison Park final evening.
Has it actually come to this? Actually?
Have we now elevated the disgraced ex-England supervisor to some form of soccer saviour, able to performing miracles wherever he goes?
Simply solid your thoughts again to what occurred with England and keep in mind – he’s not the Messiah, he’s a really grasping man.
Speaking of greed, when Raheem Sterling left Liverpool for Manchester Metropolis he was castigated for chasing the cash when the participant himself maintained it was as a result of he wished to win issues and enhance as a participant.
Two years on from his transfer to the Etihad and there might be no denying that he’s an immeasurably higher participant, particularly since he began working with Pep Guardiola.
His last-gasp winner in opposition to Southampton was his 13th objective of what’s quick turning right into a profession season for the 22-year-old. He’s now Metropolis’s prime scorer, forward of Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus, and averages a objective each 89 minutes.
Normally within the 89th minute too.
Metropolis followers can chill out, in the meantime.
You’ve hit the magical 40 level mark.
Only a thought however what offers Karren Brady the suitable to criticise the calibre of the candidates on The Apprentice when she, as vice-chairman of West Ham, was instrumental within the hiring of David Moyes on the Hammers?
The state of English goalkeeping was additionally on view at Goodison Park final evening.
At one finish was Gareth Southgate’s most popular selection, Joe Hart. Right here’s a keeper who had a shocker within the European Championship in 2016 and who has now shipped 30 objectives in simply 14 video games performed this season.
On the different finish was Jordan Pickford, the 23-year-old who pulled off a surprise save from Manuel
Lanzini’s penalty and stays one of many few vibrant spots of a troublesome season for the Toffees.
I do know who I’d slightly have in objective for England.
That’s proper, Jack Butland.