Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 5-6 February
1. Any discussions on Fernando Torres’s post goal etiquette proved to be very premature indeed. Chelsea are now lining up a £75 million bid for Raul Meireles, the Liverpool player who has been finding the net most frequently in recent weeks.
2. It was a terrible weekend for the top four, with the exception of Manchester City. All that talk of Invincibles obviously went to Manchester United’s heads. Luckily for Fergie’s boys, everyone else let them off the hook.
3. Was that the greatest comeback ever? Certainly in Premier League history. What a turnaround for Newcastle, particularly since they were so utterly shambolic in the first-half.
4. We can’t decide if being editor on Match of the Day was the easiest or hardest job of the weekend. Was it tough to squeeze in all that action or simple to show the goals and not worry about too many highlights? A truly magnificent record-breaking goalfest in the Premier League.
5. After all the hype, it was probably inevitable that Chelsea v Liverpool would be ridiculously dull.
6. Carlos Tevez celebrated his 27th birthday in style with a hat-trick.
7. Sunderland can’t handle the Huth. He probably thought his injury-time winner would feature prominently on MOTD when he scored it on Saturday lunchtime. Barely worth a mention in the end!
8. Fulham’s John Pantsil is set to join Jamie Carragher and Frank Sinclair among the Premier League’s all-time great own goalscorers. His effort against Aston Villa was his third of the season and his second in three league matches.
9. The second-half at St James’s Park took place in some sort of parallel universe where players are sent-off for attacking Joey Barton and defensive midfielder Cheik Tiote is Zinedine Zidane.
10. We’ll sign off with a mention for Everton’s Luis Saha, whose four goals almost sneaked by unnoticed given all the other goings-on this weekend.