Top 10 conclusions: Premier League weekend, 14-15 September
1. It was a weekend for the new heroes to create goals. Both Mesut Ozil at Arsenal and Christian Eriksen at Spurs got debut assists.
2. The Special One might not enjoy such a special second stint if his side doesn’t learn to convert its chances.
3. It’s a good job the Aaron Ramsey death curse appears to have been lifted. He’d been taking out people left, right and centre in his current form, which included a brace against Sunderland on Saturday.
4. It turns out that Paolo Di Canio’s love of pushing refs too far extends to the psychological as well as the physical. He was sent to the stands after telling Martin Atkinson to send him off during the Arsenal match.
5. Jussi Jaaskelainen looks like he will be essential in protecting West Ham’s goal difference since they’ve quit this scoring goals lark.
6. Wayne Rooney’s most recent hair transplant seems to have been successful. He was sporting a thick black fringe against Crystal Palace.
7. Manuel Pellegrini was right when he said he knew plenty about the Premier League before he took the Manchester City joke. He had his ‘tough game at Stoke’ excuses prepared down to a tee.
8. The life-cycle of an Ashley Young: decent looking attacker, cheating so-and-so, injured, injured, still injured, thought he was dead, cheating so-and so.
9. Everton boss Roberto Martinez has a tough dilemma: keep the ball all match and draw games or hardly have a kick and beat title contenders?
10. If a Super Sunday consists of one match and that match ends 0-0, the Trades Description Act might well have been broken.