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Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp during his team’s 7-2 Premier League defeat to Aston Villa

5 talking points from the weekend

5 talking points from the weekend

  

Get up to speed with everything you need to know from the latest round of Premier League action

By Virgin TV Edit

Just when you thought the new Premier League season couldn’t get any wilder, we witness one of the most astonishing weekends in a long time. From surreal thrashings to make you question the very fabric of the sport to sparkling football from the campaign’s surprise packages, this wasn’t any ordinary game week.

 

Want to know more about the biggest moments from across Saturday and Sunday’s action? Then read on to discover what’s got everyone talking…

 

1. Liverpool lose the plot

Nothing to see here, just *checks notes* Premier League champions Liverpool losing 7-2 to Aston Villa!? On a frankly ridiculous Sunday of action, Jürgen Klopp’s Reds had a collective brain freeze at Villa Park. Sure, we all have our off days at work, but this performance was so unlike Liverpool – you know, the actual world champions – that it left everyone who watched the match wondering what the heck just happened.

 

2. Six of the worst for woeful United

Solksjær remembered he had Harry Maguire in his Fantasy Premier League team.


First of all, credit to Tottenham. José Mourinho’s men were ruthless at Old Trafford, cutting United to shreds to claim a staggering 6-1 win. As for Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side, this was grim stuff. Forget the fact they went down to ten men following Anthony Martial’s dubious red card: such is the rot that has permeated the squad, they would have lost this match with 12 players on the pitch. Where to go from here? Getting the defence to learn how to control and pass the ball would be a start…

 

3. City and Leeds give us a thriller

Sometimes you just have to sit back and enjoy the spectacle of two teams going all out to win. Manchester City and Leeds United gave us an all-action blockbuster on Saturday night, sharing the spoils in an electrifying 1-1 draw that occasionally resembled a basketball match. Fast, furious and full of thrills, this was swashbuckling Premier League football at its best.

 

4. Hello to our new Evertonian overlords

The thought of half-time oranges got the Everton players a little too excited.


Life is sweet for the Toffees right now. They maintained their winning start to the season on Saturday, beating Brighton 4-2 to remain top of the table. With plenty of swagger and attacking panache (thanks in no small part to the brilliant James Rodriguez), Carlo Ancelott’s side have definitely got something about them. Up next? A clash at home to rivals Liverpool, a team they haven’t beaten in the Premier League since 1999.

 

5. Fulham fall flat again

It’s not looking good for Scott Parker and his players right now. Following Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Wolves, they’ve now lost all four of their matches this season, rooting them to the bottom of the table. But there is hope. With fellow strugglers Sheffield United and West Brom among their next three opponents, things could soon be looking up for Fulham. It’s not like they could get any worse right now.

 

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