1st April 2014
In a weekend that saw Chelsea and Manchester City drop points, and Liverpool take top spot in the division; we take a look at some of the highlights that took place – and see how some of the sides struggling at the bottom of the table got on.
Game of the Weekend
This weekend’s Game of the Weekend was never in doubt. The thriller from the Hawthorns between West Brom and Cardiff City saw 6 goals, and 1 goal each for both side in stoppage time. With so much at stake down at the bottom of the table, both teams couldn’t afford to lose. Even with West Brom scoring in stoppage time to make the game 3-2, Cardiff City managed to grab an even later goal in the 95th minute, to take a share of the points.
Player of the Weekend
It wasn’t an easy one this week, with some sensational performances from the likes of Luis Suarez and Wayne Rooney to name just a few. But, we’ve gone for Southampton and England winger Adam Lallana. Lallana was in irresistible form as he helped his side to an emphatic 4-0 victory over Newcastle United. Everything that was good about Southampton came through Lallana, and he grabbed himself an excellent goal from 25 yards – and if he continues like this, it won’t be a case of if he will be on the plane to Brazil or not, it will be who Roy Hodgson will have to leave out of the starting XI to make way for Lallana.
Goal of the Weekend
This weekend’s best goal came from the game at the bottom of the table between West Bromwich Albion and Cardiff City. With just 2 minutes on the clock, and from an almost impossible angle, Morgan Amalfitano lobbed the ball on the volley over Cardiff ‘keeper David Marshall into the top corner – superb!
Talking Point of the Weekend
From the Chosen One, to the Wrong One! It’s needless to say that David Moyes has struggled since taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson as manager of Manchester United, and this weekend (as expected) a section of unhappy United fans spent over £800 on a plane to fly a banner over Old Trafford with the message “Wrong One – Moyes Out”. A bit extreme considering that Moyes has only been at the helm for 9 months, but to his credit, the Scotsman came out a before his team on Saturday and got a good reception from the Old Trafford faithful. We respect that!