To the weekend’s matches and there were a few surprises as the scum of sunderland beat Man City 1-0 with a last-minute penalty from Darren Bent and Wigan somehow managed a 1-0 win away to Tottenham. Newcastle managed a 1-1 draw with Wolves, despite falling behind and being on the receiving end of some rough tactics, particularly directed at Joey Barton. The ref seemed to have lost control of the game with Wolves receiving 7 yellow cards and Newcastle 4. Andy Carroll scored the goal with his head. Elsewhere Chelsea, Man Utd and Liverpool all won, while Villa look to kick-start their season after a 1-0 win over Everton.
In Spain Jose Mourinho could only get a draw in first his Primera League game against Mallorca, who are known for their solid home form. Still, Real Madrid were guilty of some glaring misses, particularly from Ronaldo and Higuain. Meanwhile Barca cruised to a 3-0 win, with David Villa scoring on his Primera League debut for the club.
In Italy AC Milan started Seria A with a 4-0 thumping of Lecce, with Brazilian striker Pato getting a brace. Juventus stuttered with a 1-0 loss away to Bari, while defending champions Inter are yet to play a game.
Liverpool have signed Raul Meireles for 11.5 mill from Porto after Mascherano completed his move to Barcelona. Wigan have sold Charles N’Zogbia to Birmingham for an undisclosed fee. Ibra has completed his move to AC Milan in a loan deal with the option of a cut price 24 mill euro at the end of the season (he was bought from Inter for 40 mill + Eto’o). AC are also looking at making a move for Robinho, which would really put them in a position to challenge for Serie A as well as the Champions League.
As well as Ben Arfa, Newcastle are attempting to sign Robbie Keane on loan from Tottenham. It seems like he may have rejected the move however, though this is unconfirmed.
I’m way tired and still hung from Saturday. Poor yes, but I’ll do A-League tomorrow…