Monday, September 30, 2013

EPL Upheaval, Atlético Beat Real, Monday Night Football

¡Dame la cara, Jan!
A Happy Monday to you! Sky is calling it "Shock Saturday" and rightly so. Why? Manchester United lost at Old Trafford to West Brom. Did you see that coming? Neither did we. Manchester City lost at Aston Villa. A bit easier to digest, surely, but still a surprise. That's the first time both Manchester squads have lost on the same day since 2008. Wow. Could this be the most exciting Premier League season ever?! Ahem.

Elsewhere, it was honors even at White Hart Lane as Spurs and Chelsea drew 1-1 and Torres saw red. The Spanish striker had his best match in years, but let things get a bit over the top when he unveiled his newest move on Jan Vertonghen. It's called The Claw. Torres could be out for a while.

Here's a review of all the weekend action, followed by the usual (and critical) reports & features:

Good match, Steve. I'm going to go barf now...
It's Monday and there is football at night. Tonight. Hence, Monday Night Football. This week's offering is unbeaten Everton at home against Newcastle. It all begins at 3pm EDT and you can catch it on NBCSN.

The Madrid Derby was on Saturday and Atlético Beat Real, 0-1 at the Bernabéu.
Guillem Balague offers his take on the match, along with a word on Messi's injury. Here's a review of the key action in La Liga.

Over in Italy, Roma stayed perfect by demolishing Bologna 5-0 (Gervinho keeps scoring) Juve edged Torino in their derby ("ouch," says Tevez), and Inter drew at Cagliari. Here's a wrap.

We'll finish back in the USA with MLS: Five things we learned in Week 31.

Boo. Yaa.


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