Manchester derby does not disappoint

This weekend saw Manchester battle it out with Sergio Aguero getting the only goal of the game.

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Joseph Silver, Move editor


The surprise of the season. Southampton sit comfortably in second place. No, you didn’t read that wrong. They really are in second place with 22 points. They secured all three points against hull city this weekend, winning 1-0.

Victor Wanyama got the goal 2:01 into the match, scoring from 35 yards out. Southampton coasted through the rest of the game, maintaining a majority of the possession.

The fact that Southampton has 22 points blows my mind. After losing five of their starters during the transfer window, I thought that they wouldn’t do as well as they have been, although they have had a pretty easy start to the season. They started off playing against a lot of teams that finished in the lower half of the table last season, like Sunderland, Swansea, and newly promoted Queens Park Rangers.

Losing one key player is a huge problem – look at Liverpool and their loss of striker Luis Suarez to Barcelona. They’ve had a lot of trouble filling his spot. But Southampton lost five key players and they have still managed to play top class football, and remain in second place. Manager Ronald Koeman has done a phenomenal job bringing in people to not only fill the roles of the players lost, but to exceed in those roles.

Manchester City beat Manchester United in the derby this weekend. Chris Smalling cost United the game by getting sent off in the first half. Sergio Aguero scored his 10th goal, putting him ahead of Diego Costa in the leaderboards. This was such an exciting game; end to end action with lots of battles in between.

Let’s take a look at Louis Van Gaal. Was he the right man to replace David Moyes? Many people don’t think so. As of right now, he has fewer wins and points than David Moyes’ United team last season. Moyes spent 27.5 million pounds during the transfer, Van Gaal spent 150 million pounds. Moyes’ team conceded 13 goals and scored 17, Van Gaal’s team have conceded 14 and scored only 16. Moyes had won five of the 10 games, Van Gaal has only three wins after 10. Is it too early to call for sacking? Probably. Give time for the new additions to mesh together and United will be fine.

I enjoyed watching the games that I did see (my work really doesn’t like me watching the games apparently) and I can’t wait to see what this next weekend brings.