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Who added Sergio Aguero to their fantasy team minutes before the deadline? Why thank you very much, Mr Aguero. The Argentine scored all four goals for Manchester City in a 4-1 win over a Tottenham side who had Premier League debutant Federico Fazio sent off.
Report: Manchester City 4-1 Tottenham
Sunderland, having conceded just seven goals in seven games before the match, were handed a beating of Gibraltan proportions by Southampton. To top it off, Santiago Vergini scored one of the most ludicrous own goals of all time and goalkeeper Vito Mannone had a shocker. Not good.
Report: Southampton 8 (eight) Sunderland 0
Righteo, time for a weekend recap. Here's a reminder of all the results from the Premier League...
Manchester City 4-1 Tottenham
Arsenal 2-2 Hull
Burnley 1-3 West Ham
Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea
Everton 3-0 Aston Villa
Southampton 8-0 Sunderland
Newcastle 1-0 Leicester
SUNDAYQPR 2-3 Liverpool
Stoke 2-1 Swansea
A certain Mr Own Goal must be pushing for the Golden Boot after his exploits from the feet of Messrs Vergini, Dunne and Caulker this weekend...
9 goals | Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)
9 goals | Diego Costa (Chelsea)
6 goals | Graziano Pelle (Southampton)
5 goals | Saido Berahino (West Brom)
5 goals | Diafra Sakho (West Ham)
5 goals | Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester)
Three defeats in a row for QPR leaves them rooted to the foot of the table after eight games. Here's how the form guide is shaping up...
Most wins: Chelsea (7), Man City, Southampton (5)
Most defeats: QPR (6), Aston Villa, Burnley, Palace (4)
Most goals scored: Chelsea (23), Southampton (19), Man City (18)
Least goals scored: Aston Villa, Burnley (4), QPR (6)
No disrespect to big Bobby Z, but if Liverpool can't deal with Bobby Zamora how are they going to contain Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale? Goal's Liam Twomey has raised that exact point. Check out what Mr Twomey had to say on the Reds' performance ahead of Wednesday's showdown with Real Madrid...
Liverpool edge mad finale but Madrid will smell blood
On Adel Taarabt: “He is not injured. He played in a reserve game the other day and I could have run about more than he did... I can't keep protecting people who don’t want to run about and train, and are about three stone overweight. What am I supposed to keep saying? Keep getting your 60, 70 grand a week and don't train? What's the game coming to?”
On Balotelli: "It’ll drop for the boy. The most important thing to me is his work rate. He’s working really hard. It’ll drop for him. He's seen as a direct replacement to Luis [Suarez]. I’ve said before, Luis is irreplaceable, a real world-class talent. That’s not what’s being asked of Mario. He’s a great boy, I’ve enjoyed working with him. He wants to be better. He’s a completely different player to Luis."
Rodgers defends woeful Balotelli
8:08 - There were eight minutes and eight seconds between QPR's first goal and Liverpool's winner earlier today. Heartbreak.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 19, 2014
As finishes to matches go, this one was right up there with the best of them. QPR equalised with three minutes to play, then Liverpool went back in front in added time, then QPR scored another equaliser... aaaand then Liverpool scored AGAIN to make it 3-2. Quite remarkable. Ratings below.
Player Ratings: QPR 2-3 Liverpool
Angel Rangel - Struggled up against the pace of Moses, though was harshly penalised for a foul on the winger which led to Adam's equaliser. Poor pass led to the Stoke winner as he also stood off Assaidi in the build-up.
5 - Swansea are winless in five Premier League games (L3 D2), this after winning their previous four in a row. Regression.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 19, 2014
Charlie Adam - Drove the home side forward with some excellent runs from deep, and showed a cool head to equalise from the penalty spot. A fine display as he was metronomical in his passing.
Garry Monk has criticised referee Michael Oliver, refereeing chief Mike Riley and Victor Moses in his post-match interview to Sky Sports. The Swansea boss certainly didn’t hold back! Here’s the pick of what he had to say...
- Feels penalty award was a "disgrace" and a "poor, poor decision"
- Has been in touch with Riley this season but heard nothing back
- Says it's "astonishing" and "bad leadership" from Riley
- Wants Moses punished for a "clear dive" to win the penalty
“I think because he’s given the first one he’s given the second one,” honest match-winner Jon Walters tells Sky Sports on Stoke’s rather fortunate penalty award. The less honest Charlie Adam adds: “I never seen the first one but I think the second one [Stoke's] is a penalty.”
1 - Oussama Assaidi provided his first Premier League assist in 27 appearances for Stoke and Liverpool combined. Timely.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 19, 2014
Tom Maston reports: “Walters' fine header secured the points and Stoke deserved their win for their second-half showing. Swansea were brilliant in the first half but faded really badly after the break, though Monk will no doubt point to the penalty decision that went against his team as the turning point.”
Well that was pointless! Bafetimbi Gomis ignores the opportunity to cross and blazes well, well, well, well over the bar from the free kick.
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