Boateng's belter, Mersey mayhem & own goals galore

Let’s kick off with this week’s goal of the weekend.

The honour goes to George Boateng‘s winner against Manchester City.

The ex-Coventry midfielder let rip with this cracker to earn the Tigers a well deserved 2-1 win over a lackluster City.

The game saw the return from injury of Wayne Bridge, who entered the field where a certain John Terry had played away from home only a few days earlier.

Manchester United temporarily returned to the top of the Premier League table with an expected victory against bottom-dwellers Portsmouth.

But they were given more than a little helping hand on their way to bagging three points, with Avram Grant's men plundering THREE past their own goalkeeper.

Marc Wilson slammed home the pick of the trio.

 

 

United’s lead at the top lasted about a long as it took Fabio Capello to sack John Terry, as Chelsea swept Arsenal aside.

Didier Drogba knocked in both goals, continuing his amazing record of scoring against the Gunners 12 times in the same amount of games.

Terry set up the first of Drogba’s goals and had an impressive game, however he did take Capello’s advice to pull his socks up a little too literally.

 

And finally, the winner of the “Roy Keane award for injuring yourself while trying to injure someone else” goes to…... Everton’s Marouane Fellaini.

Some pretty tasty tackles were flying in during the Merseyside derby at Anfield on Saturday morning; the most significant in the 35th minute.

Liverpool’s Greek defender Sotirous Kyrgiakos was deservedly shown a red card for his reckless two-footed lunge on Fellaini, who himself seemed to be paying more interest to the Greek defender’s shin.

As both players lay writhing on the ground, referee Martin Atkinson reached for his back pocket, and then performed the ridiculous act of waiting for the guilty, injured party to return to their feet before dishing out their punishment.

Why can’t refs just show players a card while they are on the ground?

The Belgian escaped a card of any colour but was carried off and took no more part on the game, while Kyrgiakos was left nursing a scar matching Dirk Kuyt’s cheek.

No, it’s not what you’re thinking. The Dutchman’s face was also used as a doormat by the Everton midfielder.

 

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