With all but one match played in this weekend’s round of fixtures, here’s our pick of the best and worst moments from the Premier League.
There were a lot of penalties this weekend so there’s not really many nominations. However Steve Sidwell took his goal against Spurs magnificently, Kevin Mirallas finished brilliantly past David de Gea, and Raheem Sterling smashed in a long range shot which got the slightest of deflections from Michael Turner (that’s why its not the best). For me, Liverpool’s second goal, from Luis Suárez is the goal of the weekend. A truly brilliant move.
Only one nomination for this, José Mourinho. His comments after the match were just not needed, and sarcastically praising Mike Dean and Mike Riley is poor from the Chelsea boss. There are ways to lose, and that most certainly was not the way to lose. Yes, he congratulated Sunderland but that was probably sarcastic as well. The referee was pretty poor but Jose should have conducted himself in a better manner.
Best refereeing decision
Howard Webb got both penalty calls in the Cardiff vs Stoke game correct in my opinion. He allowed himself time to award the penalties and there surely can’t be many arguments with either decision.
Worst refereeing decision
Mike Dean should have sent Ramires off for a ridiculous elbow on Sebastian Larsson. I didn’t hear José Mourinho moaning about that one either.
Hugo Rodallega hit a truly terrible volley early on against Tottenham which went out for a throw-in.
Best Individual Performance
Christian Eriksen assisted two of Tottenham’s goals with excellent set piece deliveries. Hugo Lloris also made a few excellent saves, however Raheem Sterling scored twice and assisted the other one as Liverpool beat Norwich 3-2. He is having a brilliant season and fully merits the plaudits he has been receiving, and a starting berth for England at the World Cup .
Worst Individual Performace
Alex Kacaniklic was absolutely embarrassing for Fulham and could get knocked over by an ant. How he gets the privilege to play for a Premier League side and alongside Zlatan Ibrahimović for the Sweden national side is beyond me. Yes, he is young but there was absolutely no desire to be of any value to the Fulham team on Saturday.
Chris Foy getting totally and utterly flattened was by far the funniest moment of the season, let alone the weekend.