Back on track

Everton and Newcastle United were able to get three points this weekend while Manchester United got away with one point from Chelsea.

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Joseph Silver, move editor

A blind person could officiate better than Phil Dowd can. He was simply dreadful in the Manchester United and Chelsea fixture. I honestly think he cost Chelsea the game. He made the game very unenjoyable with the amount of times he held the play up to give a yellow card, half of the time it wasn’t even deserved. Chelsea outplayed United and deserved the full three points; they looked much the better team throughout the match. Branislav Ivanovic got gypped with two very stupid yellow cards, so now he has to miss the next match, luckily it’s against newly promoted Queens Park Rangers.

Everton are finally back on track with their 3-1 win over Burnley. Samuel Eto’o (who came on a free transfer) scored two beautiful goals for the blues while Romelu Lukaku scored the other. The team looks a lot more composed now that midfielder Ross Barkley is back from injury. This could really kick start Everton’s season and get them back to the form we we’re so accustomed to seeing last season. Burnley’s goal came about from a terrible first touch from Lukaku, but he was able to make up for it with his goal. Burnley are the only club that have yet to win a game in the Premier League, and rightfully so.

Another great fixture and upset was when Newcastle battled Tottenham this weekend and beat them by a score of 2-1. Sammy Ameobi scored six seconds after coming on as a substitute at the beginning of the second half to tie the game up 1-1. That is the fastest recorded goal by a substitute in the Premier League ever. Then in the 58th minute, young forward Ayoze Pérez headed in his first Premier League goal for Newcastle, giving them the lead. Alan Pardew, Newcastle’s manager, is lucky that they got the win. He’s been on the fringes this season due to the poor start and many fans are wanting him sacked. Maybe this could be a turn-around for Newcastle’s luck.

I really wasn’t able to enjoy the games this weekend due to work, but these three games that I did catch definitely kept me on the edge of my seat with exciting end-to-end play.