Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 7-8 November
1. Like father, like son. John Terry knows how to score when it matters.
2. Phil Brown will live to fight another day after Hull’s last gasp victory over Stoke.
3. If fatherhood has changed Wayne Rooney, the only noticeable difference is he seems more inclined to shoot from 25 yards instead of passing to team-mates in better positions.
4. Burnley can get points away from home. That might be useful if they want to stay up.
5. Mick McCarthy’s pre-match comments were a bit premature. Pre-Arsenal, he said: “There is nothing in the Premier League rules that says we can’t beat Arsenal or that the top teams will roll everybody over. Is there a win in us? Yes, of course. Is it on Saturday? I don’t know. Arsenal won’t win every game. I don’t subscribe to the view that they turn up here and we roll over on our bellies, get tickled, and say, thanks for that.”
6. John Carew is a strong lad. Having said that, Sam Allardyce will be turning in his grave watching Bolton’s defence getting bullied.
7. Daniel Levy probably enjoyed Darren Bent’s saved penalty.
8. Didier Drogba had his Little Boy Who Cried Wolf moment this weekend. Kicked in the ribs by Jonny Evans and booked for his troubles!
9. Draw specialists Manchester City will need to return to winning ways soon unless they want to sink further down the table.
10. Sam Allardyce sure knows how to dance.