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

We take a look at the latest Premier League action and show you the best footy events on Skiddle.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 23rd Aug 2022

In the latest round of Premier League action, we saw one of the best games of the season as Newcastle and Manchester City played out a 3-3 draw. City opened the scoring with a finish from Gundogan but found themselves pegged back by a goal from Almiron. A thumping finish from Callum Wilson brought a close to an exciting first half.

Kieran Trippier then scored a delightful free kick to take a 3-1 lead. But much like their comeback on the final day of last season, City rallied through Haaland and Bernardo Silva and could have won the game. It was a surprise result and an absolute thriller. There are no easy games in this league.

On the other half of Manchester, Manchester United were absolutely panned as the worst team in their history, Now, they've beaten Liverpool and all fears have subsided, as Rio Ferdinand would say, United are back baby. Even planned protests against the Glazers were ignored in favour of surrounding new signing Casemiro. Consider the fans appeased. 

They beat a Liverpool side who look like they're missing something at the moment. Everyone knows that they need at least two midfielders but they won't budge until they've found the "right" one. If no midfielder is signed it will surely condemn the club to having no European football to play next season.

The current league leaders are Arsenal and what a start they're having. An easy win against Bournemouth looked routine as the side play with full belief in each other. It will be interesting to see if their start holds up once they face more difficult opponents. For now, Arteta's side are performing brilliantly.

Fulham came back in dramatic style against London rivals Brentford with Mitrovic scoring a last-minute winner to send the fans wild. Aston Villa continued their poor start by losing 3-1 away to Crystal Palace and Chelsea were completely embarrassed away at Leeds. Tuchel later blamed part of it on the fact that the coaching team had to get a bus to Leeds. The Yorkshire side deserved all three points.

If you're a footy fan you'll be interested in these events...


FIFA World Cup Final 2022

When: Sunday 18th December

Where: Rainton Arena, Houghton-le-Spring

Who will win one of the biggest prizes in football? As the best nations go head to head, only one winner will emerge with plenty of favourites emerging already. If you want to book your ticket to a screening early of the final then get yourself down to this one at Rainton Arena.


Find tickets for FIFA World Cup Final 2022 - here



England vs USA

When: Friday 25th November

Where: Richmond Atheltic Ground

England will be taking on USA in this group stage game and it'll be one that England are expected to win Yet they shouldn't discount the strength of this USA side as they have stars of their own and have quietly been becoming an impressive side in recent years. It'll be a cracking game.


Find tickets for England vs USA - here



Hastings United vs Brightlingsea Regent FC

When: Saturday 27th August

Where: The TGS Pilot Field, Hastings

Hastings United will be taking on Brightlingsea Regent in this home match and they'll be looking to see if they can bounce back from defeat in their last game. They'll need a big home crowd on board to get them through the game, so why not come and see some live football if in the area?


Find tickets for Hastings United vs Brightlingsea Regent FC - here



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