With recent form in mind, it seemed last night’s clash between Manchester United and Crystal Palace would be a case of Unstoppable Bores Vs Immovable Objects. Thankfully, both teams were equally incapable of maintaining possession for more than three passes at a time, allowing the game to gloriously capitulate into a 100mph Premier League barnstormer.
Paul Pogba is licensed by CC 2.0
After going 2-0 down to goals from Andros Townsend and Patrick Van Aanholt, United rolled back the years to complete a 3-2 comeback, capped by a stunning 92nd minute winner from Nemanja Matic. Television viewers were treated to Gary Neville unleashing his customary half-time venom in Paul Pogba’s direction at the break, G-Nev claiming Pogba treats playing for United as “an instagram or youtube video.”
You can watch Manchester United vs Liverpool (Premier League), live at Topgolf on 10/03/2018 from 12:00.
Poor, angry Gary. It was only a day earlier he presided over Manchester City’s 1-0 win over Chelsea with gritted teeth, as Chelsea refused to engage City with any real attempt to win the ball. Neville has since declared he “went silent for two or three minutes” during commentary to “reflect on what I was seeing,” thanks to an “embarrassing” performance from Chelsea.
We went silent while watching too, but that was because we fell asleep. Jamie Redknapp wasn’t so taken with Chelsea’s lullaby football however, and clearly under the influence of Red Nev’s recent outburst against Aaron Ramsey, claimed Chelsea’s tactics were “a crime against football.” First, it should be illegal to walk on a football pitch, now getting ten men behind the ball is a criminal offence.
You can watch Chelsea vs Crystal Palace (Premier League), live at Topgolf on 10/03/2018 from 17:30.
Who knows what the punditry police thought of Mesut Ozil throwing his gloves off in a huff after Arsenal went 0-2 down against Brighton on Saturday? At first, it appeared Ozil was declaring enough was enough, the gloves were off, he was about to roll up his sleeves and and drag Arsenal back into the game, etc. etc.
Mesut Ozil by Ronnie Macdonald is licensed by CC 2.0
Alas, Ozil appeared for the second half with a fresh pair of toasty mittens to keep his soft, little hands warm. Neville would probably like to see him charged with littering, or perhaps arrested and tried for lacking a fighting mentality. Arsenal lost 2-1 in the end, as Glen Murray scored his sixth goal in six games, in Brighton’s first win against the top six this season.
You can watch mitten-wearing Mesut take on AC Milan in the Europa League, live at Topgolf on 08/03/2018 from 18:00.
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