Does anybody wish to win the Premier League this season? It is easy to marvel after a weekend that noticed Tottenham, Chelsea and Liverpool all drop factors. Maybe David Moyes will likely be lifting the trophy come Might.
It was at all times more likely to be an odd season, given how condensed the fixture listing is. So it is reassuring, within the midst of a Premier League marketing campaign stuffed with surprises, to see Arsenal proceed to set the gold commonplace for self-destruction.
1. Classic Arsenal
It has been a combined weekend for the Gunners. On the one hand, they have been booed off the pitch by their very own followers after losing at home to Burnley for the primary time since 1974.
Alternatively, they did put out a very nice advert for some retro sports activities merchandise.
Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has struggled for type this season, with simply two Premier League targets to his title, and a type of was a penalty. He did rating on Sunday – however for Burnley.
Aubameyang’s personal purpose leaves Arsenal fifteenth within the desk, and on a run of seven defeats in 9 league matches. These are bleak instances at Emirates Stadium. I am not saying the Gunners’ poor run has dragged on a bit, however within the two-and-a-half months since they final collected a league level at dwelling, Wrexham have been purchased by one of many stars of Deadpool, and Scotland have certified for a significant event.
2. Identify a greater duo
Harry Kane scored once more for Tottenham on Sunday – however they did not win. The Premier League leaders needed to accept a 1-1 draw at home to Crystal Palace.
In the meantime, Alex Morgan was on course for the second sport in a row within the Girls’s Tremendous League as Tottenham beat Aston Villa 3-1.
Possibly we must always get used to it. Morgan has settled in nicely since arriving from Orlando Satisfaction, whereas Kane and Son are setting new information within the males’s staff.
3. ‘I acquired recognized on a Thursday and I performed in opposition to Brighton on the Sunday’
Arsenal and Scotland defender Jen Beattie was recognized with breast most cancers in October. Over the weekend, she shared her story.
In an emotional interview, Beattie informed BBC Sport’s Eilidh Barbour how she performed – and scored – in opposition to Brighton three days after her prognosis.
Earlier than Arsenal met Manchester Metropolis within the WSL on Sunday, gamers from either side despatched out a message of solidarity.
4. Liverpool are homesick
Liverpool are at present on the longest unbeaten dwelling league run of their historical past – which is as nicely for them, as they only cannot seal victories on their travels in the mean time. Their previous 5 away league matches have introduced 4 attracts, and no wins.
They might have gone high of the league on Sunday, however missed the possibility, drawing 1-1 at Fulham. It is most likely fairer to say that Fulham dropped factors right here – as they have been the higher staff.
Jurgen Klopp would definitely subscribe to the concept that Fulham are a gorgeous facet – in each respect…
5. ‘Any rating at Previous Trafford?’
Boxer Macaulay McGowan was at Wembley Area on Saturday, combating on the Anthony Joshua-Kubrat Pulev undercard.
It appears, although, that Manchester Metropolis fan McGowan’s thoughts might need been elsewhere at one stage of his bout in opposition to Kieron Conway.
The super-welterweight could have been disillusioned to find that hardly a punch had been thrown by both facet in a 0-0 bore draw. To compound a night to overlook, he was overwhelmed by Conway.
6. Pi within the sky, Saints flying excessive
In what will not be information to anybody, Sheffield United are in a foul means.
Chris Wilder’s staff are backside of the Premier League, with one level from 12 video games. On Sunday, they lost 3-0 at Southampton.
The Saints, in contrast, are loving life proper now.
7. You may have GOAT to be kidding
Lucy Bronze, Pernille Tougher and Wendie Renard made the ultimate three-strong shortlist for the Finest Fifa Girls’s participant 2020 this week.
No Vivianne Miedema? I imply, the Arsenal ahead is just the Girls’s Tremendous League’s high scorer this season, with 11 targets and two assists in 9 video games. Oh, and the Netherlands’ all-time high scorer. And the WSL’s all-time high scorer too.
8. Examine finds water is moist
And, lastly, nothing to see right here – simply that Roma’s English account has cemented its status as the very best soccer membership admin on Twitter.