Top 10 conclusions Premier League matches 31 January
1. There’s not too many Manchester United fans moaning this morning that Darron Gibson is a one-trick pony who only hits piledrivers from the edge of the box.
2. Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart didn’t realise that having a man on the post was an occupational hazard rather than a tactical decision at Goodison Park.
3. Andy Carroll celebrated the first anniversary of his move to Liverpool with a goal. Is this when the installments of his repayment plan kick in?
4. Stoke discovered that you don’t get away with any penalty area rough and tumble when you’re at Old Trafford.
5. Harry Redknapp might love a deal, but on Transfer Deadline Day his best bit of business looked like his resolve to ignore his wheeler dealer instincts and keep hold of Luka Modric in the summer.
6. If David De Gea could have picked a time to be struck down by illness, just before the Stoke match would probably have been fairly high on the list.
7. Marc Wilson’s game of statues with Antonio Valencia was very enjoyable.
8. It shows how far Swansea have come in a short time that they were disappointed with a point against a side that whipped them earlier in the season.
9. Talking of which, transfer windows of yesteryear put a further dent in Chelsea’s Champions League ambitions with Scott Sinclair scoring against his former club for the Swans.
10. We’ve heard it said that it was actually the police who held up the action at Goodison Park last night and that, were it not for the presence of officers of the law, there’s no way it would have taken 30,000 Scousers a full four minutes to pick a lock.