Only one place to start in this weekend review,
To Manchester where the moon shone blue,
With Mario Balotelli, danger always lurks,
This time round with some fireworks,
Nevertheless he bagged himself a double,
Aguero, Silva, Dzeko caused Fergie more trouble,
Chelsea lost their discipline against QPR,
Two sendings off – Bosingwa and Drogba,
Helguson’s penalty won it for the Rangers,
Three points takes them away from relegation dangers,
Another shock result, this time in Liverpool,
Grant Holt’s header made Paul Lambert drool,
Mersey rivals Everton leave it very late,
Zamora’s miss leaves Fulham fans irate,
Weekend wins for Hodgson, Bruce and Wenger,
Swansea’s late collapse reminiscent of Jenga,
Rovers fans want to give Kean the dagger,
Heard that more times now than Moves Like Jagger,
Any further incidents that might have been accrued,
Will now be considered or in other words reviewed!
Game of the Weekend
Even though QPR v Chelsea provided plenty of entertainment, there can only really be one winner. Manchester City’s 6-1 mauling of Manchester United was spectacular. Not even the most ardent City fan could have foreseen that result at Old Trafford as Roberto Mancini’s side turned in an excellent performance. It’ll be interesting to see how both sides get on next weekend, particularly with United having suffered their worst ever Premier League defeat on Sunday.
Player of the Weekend
Staying with the Manchester Derby, Mario Balotelli is a player who attracts the headlines on a permanent basis. If you forget the relatively small misdemeanour of causing a fire in his house due to fireworks being let off in his bathroom, the Italian striker has had a good week. He turned in a terrific performance at Old Trafford to further dent his doubters.
Miss of the Weekend
Fulham Fans look away now. When Bobby Zamora rounded Tim Howard in the 89th minute, the Craven Cottage faithful were already celebrating. Nobody could have predicted what would happen next as he managed to blaze the ball over the bar. It was made worse as Everton went up the other end immediately and scored two, sealing all three points for the Toffees.
Goal of the Weekend
Royston Drenthe’s early strike for Everton minute is what can be described as an absolute pearler. Mark Schwarzer was given no chance as the Dutchman bent his effort with pace and power into the bottom corner. Another David Moyes gem? You bet!
Controversy of the Weekend
Referee Chris Foy’s decision to award QPR a penalty and send two Chelsea players off certainly stirred things up at Loftus Road. There didn’t seem too much wrong with these decisions but when Frank Lampard wasn’t given a penalty midway through the second half, claims of inconsistency were levelled at Foy. However, it would be harsh to blame Chelsea’s failure to get a result on the referee. It was the Blues lack of discipline that cost them a result at QPR.
Quote of the Weekend
There’s only one thing to end on and those are the words of Sir Alex Ferguson after his side’s mauling at the hands of Manchester City.
“It’s the worst result in my history, ever”
Never did anyone think before the weekend that you would hear these words uttered by Britain’s greatest club manager of all time after Sunday’s encounter.
Long may football continue to produce shock results and be unpredictable!