Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 10-11 November
1. It was the weekend of the supersub (just whisper it quietly around Edin Dzeko). Both Manchester clubs grabbed victory from the jaws of defeat courtesy of their respective prolific benchwarmers.
2. Chelsea vs Liverpool featured the most racist scoresheet since Nick Griffin scored a golazo in the Fascists Five-A-Side League.
3. Fate seemed to cast its own judgement on the FA’s decision to break their precedent for the correct length of ban for racially abusing an opponent, with eight-match Luis Suarez putting newly returned four-match John Terry out of the game on a stretcher. JT was probably wishing he’d been given eight matches at that stage.
4. The early season plaudits for Steve Bould’s work with the Arsenal defence are looking increasingly premature. And we’re guessing none of the Gunners’ coaching staff wants to take credit for working on penalties right now either!
5. Despite his frustration at their 3-3 draw with Fulham, Arsene Wenger can take some reassurance from the fact that, in Olivier Giroud, he finally seems to have found a big man to head all those balls into the box for which his side are renowned…
6. Mike Ashley must be considering that it might have been worth giving Kevin Nolan his long-term contract after all, even if he’d sat in the reserves.
7. Both Martin O’Neill and Steven Fletcher can take a breather now that the rest of the Sunderland squad has ended its goals embargo. Alas, they still lost against Everton.
8. We already knew he was red through and through, but after a rare Premier League start for Liverpool veteran Jamie Carragher, the goal creator extraordinaire’s face was redder than his shirt.
9. If they hadn’t already noticed, Aston Villa, Southampton and QPR can all reflect that when their luck is down.
10. Move over cheating divers controversy, the outrageous incorrect booking for supposed diving is the new kid in town.