Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 22-23 October
1. Never mind Super Sunday, that was surreal Sunday. The football equivalent of a full moon. Absolutely bonkers.
2. On Saturday night OTP could not have imagined a scenario by which firebug Mario Balotelli could score two goals against Manchester United the following day and barely be a sub-plot.
3. Given events at Loftus Road, you would have expected Andre Villas Boas to have been the most miserable man in the stadium. So, fair play to Adel Taarabt for upping his game to retain the title.
4. The Manchester derby felt like a seismic shift in power. Then again, perhaps the footballing gods had simply decreed that United fans had enjoyed the demolition of Arsenal a bit too much.
5. Never doubt a Mick McCarthy substitution. Mick knows best.
6. Bryan Ruiz’s goal against Everton was Bergkamp-esque, but you wouldn’t have caught the Arsenal legend waltzing into the Premier League with ‘Dennis’ on the back of his shirt.
7. Roy Hodgson obviously didn’t emphasise to Paul Scharner the pointlessness of getting booked for pulling a West Brom badge over your head to reveal a bigger West Brom badge last time round. Could he pick up a suspension comprised entirely of booking collected for revealing a badge he was already wearing?
8. Yohan Cabaye is health conscious even after scoring a wondergoal. He was careful to keep the bloodied nose of Steven Taylor at bay throughout his celebration.
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9. Craig Bellamy decided that, on balance, since he was playing both for and against an old club etiquette dictated that he could celebrate his goal against Norwich.
10. OTP cannot wait for Manchester City v Arsenal. According to the formbook, it should finish about 14-1 to City.