September 13th, 2010
Weekend Results: Good For You?
Ahem. Sorry. Images: Reuters, Getty Images & AP Photo via Daylife & Zimbio
While we were busily obsessing about what Sylvie Van Der Vaart was going to bring to the Premier League, we completely neglected to outline what her hubby has to offer. In light of recent events (above), we realise the error of our ways.
It’s a travesty. And we are truly sorry.
Suitably chastened and by way of apology, we would like to offer us our regular (and always thrilling) whistle stop tour of the other important results in this weekend’s games. We only hope you can find it in your hearts to forgive us.
We might have been totally mesmerised by it, but Rafa’s tent during Spurs 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion wasn’t the only exciting point of interest in the EPL this weekend. Manchester United allowed a 3-1 victory to slip through their fingers at Everton, goals from Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta in injury time snatching an unlikely draw.
To be fair to the guy, we can’t fault his logic.
There were also victories for injury hit Arsenal, who beat Bolton 4-1 and Chelsea, who made it four out of four with a 3-1 win against West Ham. Liverpool drew 0-0 away at Birmingham, prompting more mumblings about the stuttering form of Fernando Torres.
Toulouse remain top of the table in France, despite their first defeat of the season at home to St Etienne. Champions Marseille continued their alarming run of form, twice coming from behind to draw 2-2 with Monaco.
Marseille’s coach Didier Deschamps wore this tracksuit (left) during the game. We feel this may be contributing to the problem.
Do Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho’s ‘special’ skills run to voodoo (left)? This may be the only palatable explanation as to how newly promoted Hercules managed to beat Barcelona 0-2 at the Nou Camp. Even Gerard Pique’s go-to tactic of rampant bloodshed was insufficient to turn the game around. Sadly.
Meanwhile, Mourinho was busily upping his smugness quotient to intolerable by celebrating his first league win with Real Madrid, the joy only magnified by the fact that his signing Ricardo Carvalho scored the only goal.
Atletico Madrid top the table on goal difference from Valencia after a nifty 2-1 away win against Athletic Bilbao. And yes. Diego Forlan scored.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s debut in an AC Milan shirt ended painfully, with the denim disturbing demi-god missing a penalty. Worse, his side were beaten 2-0 by newly promoted Cesena, leaving the Rossoneri languishing in seventh place after two games.
Bad news for Michael Ballack, who fractured his shin Bayer Leverkusen’s 2-2 draw with Hannover and is expected to be out for six weeks. This will be a blow for Ballack, not least because he was hoping to return as captain to the national side for the next round of Euro 2012 qualifiers in October.
TSG Hoffenheim are the unlikely table toppers on goal difference from Mainz, with last year’s champions Wolfsburg languishing in sixteenth place after a 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.
Whaddya say, Kickettes? Good, bad, indifferent? We know you’re dying to share…