LONDON -- Three quick thoughts from Arsenal's 2-1 win over Burnley in the Premier League
1. Sanchez keeps cool to send Arsenal up to second
The chance to go second in the Premier League looked gone, as boos rang around the Emirates. Referee Jon Moss was the target, for awarding the penalty that Andre Gray converted in the third minute of injury time. Moss had also sent a raging Arsene Wenger down the Emirates tunnel for his complaints.
Arsenal's anger was understandable, yet misplaced....
MANCHESTER, England -- Three thoughts from the 2-2 draw between Manchester City and Tottenham on Saturday in the Premier League.
1. More defensive woe for Man City and Guardiola
Another week, another defensive headache for Pep Guardiola. Six days after seeing his team routed 4-0 at Everton, the Man City manager cut an increasingly agitated figure on the touchline as Tottenham fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at the Etihad Stadium.
Guardiola had admitted that City's title hopes are...
STOKE-ON-TRENT, England -- Three thoughts from Stoke City 1-1 Manchester United at bet365 Stadium.
1. Rooney breaks Man United scoring record
What a time to break the record. Not when a game is already won or lost, but right at the death, when it can still be salvaged. Wayne Rooney's 250th Manchester United goal rescued a point for Jose Mourinho and prevented his team from a frustrating defeat in Stoke.
This was the perfect opportunity for Manchester United to close the gap on their...
LIVERPOOL, England -- Three thoughts from Swansea's 3-2 win vs. Liverpool in the Premier League.
1. Swansea stun Liverpool at Anfield
Liverpool kicked off the Premier League weekend and could have provided a reminder that they still remain in the title race after back-to-back draws. The encounter with bottom-of-the-table Swansea presented a good opportunity for Jurgen Klopp's side to lay down a marker to their rivals.
Instead, an embarrassing 3-2 defeat had the opposite effect. Fernando Llorente...
PLYMOUTH, England -- It has become the easiest thing in the world to talk up the demise of the FA Cup and speak wistfully of the days when the competition was taken seriously by the big guns and relished by supporters.
In many people's eyes, the cup is dying, with the Premier League overshadowing everything in its wake. And yet, a raucous Home Park, in the footballing outpost of Plymouth, suggested the FA Cup is very much alive and kicking, with Liverpool and manager Jurgen Klopp able to act as...