Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 23-24 October
1. The Baby Killer strikes again!
2. Perhaps Manchester United should put Wayne Rooney on gardening leave for the next five years since they seemed to cope without him. Maybe this is Fergie’s cunning plan for revenge.
3. A 3-0 defeat to Arsenal should help keep Manchester City’s feet on the ground, albeit they played most of the match with 10 men.
4. You would have got pretty long odds on one of the goals of the weekend being scored by Scott Carson’s backside.
5. Talking of own goals, it was great to see the Premier League top two own goalscorers continuing their Titanic battle. Richard Dunne and Jamie Carragher both added another to their tallies this weekend.
6. Landlord Kevin Nolan must be accepting assists in lieu of rent from his lodger Andy Carroll.
7. In the battle of the handcuffs, it looked like Carroll definitely had the better of Manuel Da Costa at the end of a week in which the Newcastle striker was charged with assault and the West Ham defender was arrested on suspicion of sexual and common assault.
8. Interesting weekend for Gary Neville. He can be thankful that he somehow avoided a second yellow card when he should have been sent-off at Stoke. But he did receive his dose of karma when Fergie subjected him to a humiliating substitution immediately after half-time.
9. The very fact that a Fernando Torres goal seems like a noteworthy conclusion tells you the dire situation Liverpool have found themselves in of late.
10. Not many players return from a six-month injury layoff to be roundly booed throughout their comeback match. Stephen Hunt has just got very bad timing.