February 6th, 2012
Weekend Results: Tights, Tongues and Transparency Issues
The latest development in football kits? Invisibility properties. We can make use of that here. Image: Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images Europe.
Did you spend the last 48 hours in your homemade duvet cave, eating nachos and taking in as much sport as possible between well deserved naps? We did.
In fact, we *may* have kept our duvets on for the trip to work. If you saw us on the tube, we can only apologise.
Well, that’s an interesting shape, isn’t it? Image: REUTERS/Eddie Keogh.
Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Fulham restored their three point point lead at the top of the EPL – a lead that Manchester United failed to cut after a storming comeback against Chelsea. The Blues were 3-0 up after fifty minutes, only for two Wayne Rooney penalties to put Sir Alex’s boys right back in it. Javier Hernandez completed the comeback in the 84th, but United were unable to get the magical fourth and gain parity at the top.
Also doing their bit to complicate things towards the top were Newcastle, who beat Aston Villa 2-1 to sneak into the fifth position. This was at the expense of Arsenal, who brought a resurgent Blackburn Rovers back to earth with a 7-1 shaped thump. RvP scored a hat-trick, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (2), Mikel Arteta and Thierry Henry also finding the net.
Arsene will be even more peeved if Liverpool beat Spurs tonight because then his side will drop to seventh.
Anyone understand sign language? We don’t, but are more than happy to attribute our own meaning to Sergio’s tongue n’finger message board. Image: REUTERS/Juan Medina.
Real Madrid just about maintained their seven point lead at the top of La Liga via a 1-0 win over Getafe, while closest rivals Barcelona kept pace with a 2-1 home win over Real Sociedad. The Ramos™ made the difference from a Mesut Ozil corner and this time chose to celebrate with a different (but still highly erogenous) part of his bod.
Meanwhile, Real Zaragoza consolidated their position at the bottom of the table by taking the lead against Rayo Vallecano, then losing the game 2-1. Oops.
No tongue for Baby Bojan. But then, he’s a polite boy. We’ll soon knock that out of him. Image: Paolo Bruno/Getty Images.
AS Roma vs. Inter provided the standout result in Serie A this weekend, with Luis Enrique’s boys dishing out a 4-0 drubbing to Inter. But in a stroke of luck that has eluded Inter for most of the season, everyone else in the top five flubbed their lines, meaning that despite the hefty defeat they remain fifth.
Top boys Juventus drew 0-0 with struggling Siena, AC Milan and Napoli shared the same scoreline while third place Udinese lost 3-2 at Fiorentina. Lazio also suffered a 3-2 defeat at Genoa, although they gave their opposition a scare with a second half fightback.
Cesena vs. Catania was postponed due to snow, adding to an increasing back log of games in hand, including the abandoned match vs. Roma.
Jakub Blaszczykowski uses his tongue for concentration. Which is interesting. Image: REUTERS/Alex Domanski.
Borussia Dortmund snatched the initiative from title rivals Bayern Munich with a 2-0 away win over Nuremburg on Friday night. Bayern could only manage a 1-1 draw against twelfth place Hamburg, which leaves them two points off the pace, while Schalke are level on 41 points, having drawn 1-1 with Mainz.
Borussia Monchengladbach remain in fourth after a 0-0 draw with Wolfsburg, but the wealth of draws in the league did some a favour: Augsburg and Freiburg earned a point each after 2-2 results against Hoffenheim and Werder Bremen respectively. Both are still in the bottom three, but it’s progress, isn’t it?
Well hello there, Jussiê Ferreira Vieira. Where have you and your flexible friend been all our lives? Image: PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/Getty Images.
With both Caen vs. Auxerre and Sochaux vs. Lille postponed due to the weather, Marseille vs. Lyon was the only game to go ahead yesterday but both clubs missed the opportunity to make up some ground in the title race, drawing 2-2. A fuller fixture schedule was played on Saturday, with leaders Paris St German beating Evian Thonon Gaillard 3-1 and Montpellier remaining second after a 1-0 win over Brest.
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We managed it.