Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 24-25 October
1. Liverpool might rely too heavily on Fernando Torres, but if you have to rely too heavily on anyone it might as well be him.
2. This season really is so open and unpredictable. Just when you thought Liverpool and Chelsea were out of form, and Manchester United and Arsenal were safe bets, it is suddenly all change.
3. It was great to see the grand old Nemanja Vidic red card tradition continuing. It wouldn’t be a United-Liverpool game without it.
4. Sunday was a day for letting two-goal leads slip.
5. If Aaron Lennon’s ankle injury isn’t severe enough that it keeps him sidelined for a couple of weeks, the beating Harry Redknapp gives him will be.
6. It will also be interesting to see the severity of Burnley keeper Brian Jensen’s ‘injury’. It looked more a nasty bout of embarrassment and some shattered self-belief than anything. After his howlers against Blackburn and now Wigan, it is hardly surprising.
7. Sir Alex Ferguson should adopt the ‘these things level themselves out across a season’ approach to debatable refereeing decisions. His doctor would agree, we reckon.
8. Three successive draws is not the form Manchester City need if they want to break into the top four.
9. Frank Lampard has remembered how to score again this week. That might prove useful for Chelsea.
10. Jozy Altidore is a very naughty boy, but if ever there was a game to be late for then Hull v Portsmouth was definitely it.