Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 27-28 October
1. Team in red takes the lead thanks to an own goal and adds a second courtesy of poor marking by the opposition. Blue team suddenly kicks into life and fights back to 2-2. It’s impossible to know how this one will end.
2. Or perhaps not. Everton vs Liverpool and Chelsea vs Manchester United both ended with the ball in the back of the net, incorrect offside calls and the results the wrong way round as a consequence.
3. Offside winners were very much in fashion this weekend. As well as United, Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta also got in on the act against QPR.
4. Hammer blows don’t come much worse than Carlos Tevez’s goal against Swansea. He scored the winner and put goalkeeper Michel Vorm out of action for a couple of months in the process.
5. Southampton must be getting pretty sick of their academy system. After Theo Walcott scored against them earlier in the season, this time it was Gareth Bale’s turn to unleash misery and muted celebrations on his former club.
6. Chris Baird is finally delivering on that lethal goal-scoring promise that’s been lurking just below the surface all these years.
7. There’s something about West Ham boss Sam Allardyce in a pink shirt that makes you think he probably put a pair of red Y-fronts in the washing machine with a white load.
8. Reading have discovered that draws are a lot more satisfying when you’re pegging the other team back rather than the other way round.
9. If you’re mugging Luis Suarez, always check inside his footwear.
10. The footballing week ended with another Roberto controversially playing three at the back. Di Matteo didn’t have much choice in the matter though.