Welcome to issue 9 of Talk of the Turnstile
An absolute corker of a Super Sunday last weekend as we saw goals galore, upsets and a Frank Lampard goal that could help shape the title race for Chelsea…….
As far as Super Sunday’s go, last weekend was a great one for the neutrals. Cruising at 3-1, you can be forgiven for thinking that Manchester United would see out the game against Leicester City. Don’t take anything for granted in football, however. Questionable refereeing decisions coupled with lacklustre defending by United cost them the three points.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not taking anything away from Leicester but the officials failure to spot that the ball have left the pitch for the first goal and then Clattenburg’s decision not to award a foul from Vardy on Rafael, which resulted in a penalty the opposite way, changed the momentum in Leicester’s favour and from then on they didn’t look back. Cambiasso bossed the midfield for Leicester, which supports my theory he would have been useful at United and makes me wonder why no other club came in for him.
You just knew didn’t you? Fate has a habit of throwing something like this up especially in football. 1-0 up, 5 minutes to go and with City down to ten-men, Chelsea are in the ascendancy as they attempt to see out a match that would send them 5 points clear at the top. Enter Frank Lampard, the man who scored 211 goals for the blues in 648 appearances, scores the equalising goal that could be decisive in the title race. Now you may say “but it’s only September” and by saying that you’d be right, but it has given City hope and keeps Chelsea well within reach.
Arsenal and Everton both failed to qualify for the fourth round of the Capital One Cup, as Liverpool and Boro set record for amount of penalties in a shoot out.
14-13 was the final score for the penalty shoot-out between Liverpool and Middlesborough. Meaning Liverpool went in to the next round.
Here is the draw for the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.
Tottenham v Brighton
Stoke v Southampton
Bournemouth v West Brom
Shrewsbury v Chelsea
Liverpool v Swansea
MK Dons v Sheff Utd
Man City v Newcastle
Fulham v Derby
The SoccerStarz Premiership standings.
We have a new leader of the SoccerStarz Premiership this week, and that leader is only one of the SoccerStarz team! So who will be the ones to knock him off the top? Lunatic Attack Force are only three points behind.
Here are this weekend’s Premier League fixtures
|27 Sep 12:45||Liverpool||v||Everton|
|27 Sep 15:00||Chelsea||v||Aston Villa|
|27 Sep 15:00||Crystal Palace||v||Leicester|
|27 Sep 15:00||Hull||v||Man City|
|27 Sep 15:00||Man Utd||v||West Ham|
|27 Sep 15:00||Southampton||v||QPR|
|27 Sep 15:00||Sunderland||v||Swansea|
|27 Sep 17:30||Arsenal||v||Spurs|
|28 Sep 16:00||West Brom||v||Burnley|
|29 Sep 20:00||Stoke||v||Newcastle|
With two massive derbies this weekend there should be no reason why it wouldn’t be an action packed weekend.
If Robin Van Persie scores for Manchester United this weekend we will give away 5 SoccerStarz figures of him.
All you have to do is guess what minute he will score in by commenting in the box below. The 5 people that are closest will win an RVP figure each.
Note: If there are more than five people that guess the correct minute, then we will pick 5 at random from those guesses. You can only comment once and this is only open to EU residents. The comp closes at 14:59 BST Saturday 27th September.