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Manchester City 2-2 Tottenham: 16 Conclusions

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 21:46

1) If one of the main complaints surrounding the implementation of VAR is that it removes the basic human instinct of uninhibitedly celebrating a crucial goal, the sights and sounds in the Etihad Stadium at around 7.21pm disproved that theory completely. No Manchester City fan paused to contemplate whether Gabriel Jesus’s stoppage-time goal would be disallowed; no Tottenham supporter took solace in the fact it could be overturned. No manager, player or coach thought of anything other than how a 3-2 result would affect them.

Guardiola implores authorities ‘to fix VAR’ after draw

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 20:12

Pep Guardiola had nothing but pride for the effort of his Manchester City players, despite them being denied a stoppage time winner by VAR.

Klopp hails Liverpool’s table-topping ‘mentality giants’

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:31

Jurgen Klopp laughed off Adrian’s mistake after the Liverpool goalkeeper allowed Southampton to get a consolation goal in their Premier League meeting.

Watch: Van Dijk proves he’s the coolest CB in world

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 17:39

Virgil van Dijk proved he is the coolest centre-back in the world yet again during Liverpool‘s 2-1 victory over former club Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday.

F365’s early losers: Aston Villa ‘doing a Fulham’ after all?

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 17:18

We were by no means the only ones but it’s just over a month since we declared that Aston Villa were absolutely not ‘doing a Fulham’. Indeed, we said that suggesting as much was ‘lazy nonsense’. And yet here we are in mid-August already wondering whether the lazy were actually right and it was more sense than nonsense. Because Villa – after spending well over £100m – are doing a very passable impression of Fulham, who spent just over £100m and were relegated after a season that featured almost as many managers as victories.

Liverpool have quite literally become their own worst enemy

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 17:18

Having just fallen victim to the most one-sided FA Cup final in modern history, it felt a little perverse for Javi Gracia to be sharing his thoughts on how to beat Manchester City. You wouldn’t ask for financial advice from someone who has recently been declared bankrupt, nor would you interrogate a bumbling police officer as to how he would prevent a massacre.

Emery explains how Arsenal signings are already making an impact

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:10

Unai Emery believes Arsenal’s new signings helped inspire a better atmosphere as his side beat Burnley in their first home game of the season.

Why did Huddersfield keep Jan Siewert in the summer?

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 15:43

When a manager is sacked after a wholly predictable start to the season – one which was seen coming by fans and pundits alike – it paints a stark portrait of that outfit’s current situation. This is Huddersfield Town in 2019, and it’s entirely farcical that it has been allowed to get to a juncture that has simultaneously been a long time coming and yet dragged on too long.

Watch: Nicolas Pepe has won Nutmeg of the Year already

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 15:22

Ben Mee was left looking like he was contemplating an existential crisis about being tricked by an outrageously beautiful nutmeg from Arsenal‘s Nicolas Pepe during the Gunners’ 2-1 victory over Burnley at the Emirates on Saturday.