Skiddle's Open Goal: A Weekly Roundup of Football news and events

It was a weekend of unexpected results in the Premier League. Brighton staged a magnificent comeback at Anfield to earn themselves a 2-2 draw with the title hopefuls.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 2nd Nov 2021

It was a weekend of unexpected results in the Premier League. Brighton staged a magnificent comeback at Anfield to earn themselves a 2-2 draw with the title hopefuls. Meanwhile, Manchester City fell to a surprise home defeat to Patrick Viera's Crystal Palace side after Aymeric Laporte was sent off. Nobody saw that coming and after a week of criticism, you might not have expected Manchester United to beat Spurs 3-0.

After being absolutely and rightfully battered by the press all week, United turned up in what was a battle of two "Big 6" clubs who have fallen way short of the mark this season. It would prove to be too disappointing for Tottenham as they dismissed manager Nuno Espirito Santo afterwards after a poor start to the season. It looks like Antonie Conte will be the replacement, so maybe Spurs fans will be able to look up from the floor soon.

North London neighbours Arsenal are quietly building momentum as they beat a languishing Leicester side to rise all the way to 6th in the table. The only title contenders to come out of the weekend unscathed were Chelsea who came out convincing 3-0 winners over Newcastle. It looks like they are putting down the strongest claim.

Elsewhere in the football world, a top clash in the Championship saw Fulham run over promotion rivals West Brom 3-0 whilst Cardiff staged an impressive comeback against Stoke, going from 3-0 down to 3-3 in a five-minute blitz. One result that stands out from League 1 is Rotherham Untied's 5-1 demolition of Sunderland, leapfrogging them in the table.

If you're looking for some footy events to go to then we have plenty of events for you to choose from on Skiddle this week.


Manchester United vs Arsenal Hospitality

When: Thursday 2nd December

Where: Hotel Football Old Trafford, Manchester

Manchester United vs Arsenal has given us some of the most memorable clashes in Premier League history, particularly when the two teams were sparring in the Wenger/Ferguson era. Yet the game can still provide classics and with some mixed fortunes on both sides this season, this is an incredibly important fixture.

You can see all the action from hospitality where you'll be treated to a three-course dining experience as well as complimentary drinks and a post-match snack. You'll want to see this game from the best seats in the house.


Find tickets for Manchester United vs Arsenal Hospitality here.





City of Liverpool FC vs Leek town

When: Saturday 6th November

Where: Vauxhall Motors FC, Ellesmere Port

This fixture will see 15th placed City of Liverpool FC take on 5th placed Leek Town in the Northern Premier League West. With City of Liverpool on a bad run of form, they'll be looking to turn it all around and really start to lift their season off of the ground which is easier said than done when facing the team in 5th.

If you fancy a good old scrap between two teams desperate for points for opposite reasons then get down to this game, with transport included in the ticket price you have no excuse.


Find tickets for City of Liverpool vs Leek Town here.




Hanley Town vs Lye Town

When: Saturday 6th November

Where: Hanley Town Football Club, Stoke On Trent

Hanley Town will be taking on Lye town and hoping to keep up their form in an impressive season so far that sees them in 6th place in the league and not too far away from the top. They'll be taking on Lye Town in this fixture as we head towards the middle of the season where points are even more precious.

There's nothing better than some amateur football, sure its a cold November day but get yourself a pie and a scolding hot drink and you'll soon find yourself shouting from the sidelines, practically kicking every ball yourself.


Find tickets for Hanley Town vs Lye Town here.




Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Hospitality 

When: Sunday 5th December

Where: Hotel Old Trafford, Manchester

Crystal Palace are starting to make a habit of coming to Manchester and causing upsets and are continuing the trend this season too by beating City at The Etihad. Manchester United will have to guard against complacency if they're looking to avoid an upset against Patrick Viera's incredibly organised side.

If you'd like to experience the game whilst being offered complimentary drinks and much more then this is the experience for you. You have to try it at least once.


Find tickets for Manchester United vs Crystal Palace Hospitality here.



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