BRIGHTON, England -- Three thoughts on Brighton's 2-1 win over Arsenal in Sunday's early Premier League game.
1. Brighton push Wenger closer to the brink
Another Sunday afternoon brings another stage in the painful demise of Arsene Wenger's Arsenal tenure. His team might have salvaged a point here after a second half they dominated but instead, they lost for the fourth time in a row and deserved little more after an error-strewn first half in which they could have been far more than 2-0 down.
BRIGHTON, England -- Three thoughts on Chelsea's 4-0 win over Brighton, as Eden Hazard ended their recent barren spell with a brace. But the Blues had some good fortune to thank for the win.
1. Chelsea make Brighton pay
There are certainly better players in the world than Eden Hazard -- Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are pretty good, to name two -- but when the Belgian is on top form, there aren't many better to watch, as he displayed by masterminding a Chelsea win (their first of 2018)...
It probably wasn't a handball. Or it might have been. It was difficult to tell. From one angle it looked fine, from another it was possible to see a hint of arm. After watching about 10 replays you could make some pretty strident arguments that the goal shouldn't have been allowed. And some of equal conviction that it was fine.
Welcome to VAR. Or, in this case, not. As Glenn Murray glanced home Brighton's winner in their 2-1 FA Cup win over rivals Crystal Palace, for a moment it looked like we might...
Martin Jol is not easily lost for words but on Aug. 18, 2012 he struggled to find the right ones.
Jol's Fulham had just opened the Premier League season with a resounding 5-0 home win but the Dutchman found himself shifting uncomfortably in his office afterwards. The victory had come at the expense of Chris Hughton's Norwich and Jol took no pleasure in humiliating his friend and former assistant in his first game as Canaries boss.
"What can you say? You can't say: 'I feel for you' or whatever because...