This weekend we saw Southampton succeeding, disallowed goals at Loftus Road and Chelsea winning… again.
Liverpool 1 – 2 Chelsea
Liverpool fought hard but Chelsea retained their unbeaten status and got the 3 points.
Diego Costa scored the winner after great work from Azpilicueta, though Liverpool were unlucky not to get a late penalty for a clear handball from Cahill.
Man United 1 – 0 Crystal Palace
Man United struggled to break down a disciplined Crystal Palace side before the introduction of Juan Mata, who scored from outside the box in the second half.
Southampton 2 – 0 Leicester
Shane Long scored the first of two goals after coming on in the second half.
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QPR 2 – 2 Man City
Mike Dean made a great call from a good 50 yards to disallow QPR’s goal.
By kicking the ball twice Joe Hart took an invalid goal kick and it had to be retaken, much to the dismay of QPR and Charlie Austin.
Though he definitely controlled the ball with his hand in the build-up, Aguero showed great control and skill to put this one away against QPR.
Eagle-eyed viewers may have noticed that Yaya Toure nearly decapitated a young girl at the game with this wayward shot.
Toure has since reportedly apologised and sent her a signed shirt – which will hopefully ease her pain.
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Tottenham 1 – 2 Stoke
Stoke got the 3 points, but Chadli took the plaudits with this volley from a tight angle.
After the game, Emmanuel Adebayor further endeared himself to Spurs fans by saying that he prefers playing away to home. This interview came amid reports that loud music was played at the final whistle to try to drown out boos from the Tottenham faithful.
West Brom 0 – 2 Newcastle
Newcastle continued their very fine run of form and had new striker Ayoze Pérez to thank for this cheeky goal.
Swansea 2 – 1 Arsenal
Swansea came back to win the game inspired by this impressive free-kick from Gylfi Sigurðsson.
Best of the Rest
The Argentinian league provided us with probably the scrappiest goal ever.
Carlos Tevez scored this great solo goal against Parma.
Sommer made a brilliant save from an Aubameyang free-kick to keep the score at 0-0.
But his great work was undone after Christopher Kramer scored this fantastic own goal.
FC Zürich’s Amine Chermiti couldn’t score with two bites of the penalty-cherry, and acrobatic defensive work ensured that a third attempt was denied.
And finally, Ross Clarke lost his shoes but kept his head with this assist for Linfield.
Next up, it’s everyone’s (least) favourite week in the football calendar – internationals week! England face Slovenia in European qualifiers at 5pm on Saturday, and then head to Scotland on Tuesday for an international friendly (8pm kick-off). But before then you can catch Netherlands v Mexico (international friendly – Wednesday, 7.30pm KO), and it will be worth keeping an eye on the Spain v Germany international friendly (Tuesday, 7.45pm KO) which kicks off 15 minutes before the Scotland v England game.