Everything You Need To Know About Football This Week 01/12/14

West Brom 0 – 1 Arsenal

In the first game of the weekend, Welbeck scored the winner after fantastic work from Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla.

Liverpool 1 – 0 Stoke

Johnson scored the only goal of the game with a brave header that left him dazed and slightly bloodied.

Man United 3 – 0 Hull

Rooney scored from outside of the box to put his team 2-nil up. Hull fought well but couldn’t quite get the goal.

Robin van Persie had the opportunity to recreate that goal from the world cup, but Hull’s McGregor made a fine save. RVP won’t feel too hard done by having scored the third goal of the game.

Bonus: Smalling’s hat-trick of headers.

QPR 3 – 2 Leicester

Schlupp scored the best of five in the most exciting game of the weekend. Neither recent promotees are having problems scoring this season, but it will be their ability to defend that decides whether they stay up or not.

Sunderland 0 – 0 Chelsea

Either side could have won the game in the end, and Costa was lucky not to get sent off for this kick out at Sunderland’s O’Shea.

Southampton 0 – 3 Man City

Lampard scored his 174th Premier League goal putting him one behind Thierry Henry in the list of all-time PL top-scorers.

Mangala was shown his second red card of his debut season at City for two yellows.

Tottenham 2 – 1 Everton

Tottenham’s Soldado scored the winner after a hard-fought game between the two teams.

Best of the Rest

Pirlo scored a last-minute screamer to win the derby against Torino.

Victor Vázquez scored a great free-kick vs Anderlecht.

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has been judged to be not a fit and proper owner relating to tax problems in Italy.

José Holebas’ scored a fantastic solo goal vs Inter Milan.

Embarrassment for the goalkeeper and an own goal for the defender in Slovenia.

Ingolstadt hit the crossbar three times in a matter of seconds against Bochum.

Goal of the Weekend

Worcester City’s Sean Geddes got this week’s award for his fine rabona lob.

This Week

Even the Premier League is starting to feel christmassy as we enter December. The packed Christmas schedule has plenty in store with this season’s first mid-week games on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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