Skiddle's open goal: A weekly roundup of football news and events

We take a look at a crazy weekend of Premier League action.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 17th Oct 2022

Drama, controversy and quality football were in abundance in the Premier League this weekend. The headline event was at Anfield where Liverpool faced Manchester City. This time last week, we predicted that Manchester City would wipe the floor with Liverpool but how wrong we were.

What we got instead was one of Liverpool's best performances of the season as they came out 1-0 winners. Foden had a goal rightly ruled out after Haaland had pulled Fabinho's shirt in the buildup. No matter what Manchester City fan Mich Richards says, Fabinho was not falling before the contact and was about to clear the ball.

Queue a Pep Guardiola meltdown as he absolutely lost it at Anfield yet again and in his press conference suggested that they never get calls at Anfield. Not too long after the incident Alisson brilliantly picked out Salah who with an exquisite first touch beat Cancelo to smash the ball past Ederson to make it 1-0.

Jurgen Klopp was sent off after his reaction to a Bernado Silva tackle that went unpunished. Well, it wasn't a tackle but a full-on wrestling move. Coins and other objects were reportedly thrown at Guardiola and Manchester City fans mocked the Hillsborough disaster as the worst of fans turned the atmosphere toxic. 

This meant that Arsenal stayed at the top of the table after beating Leeds in more controversy. Firstly the match was delayed for about 40 minutes after a power outage and then Leeds were denied a clear equaliser by VAR for a "push" by Bamford on Gabriel. How this was given as a foul is beyond anyone and Leeds should have claimed at least a point.

Chelsea continued their impressive form under Graham Potter by being gifted two goals at Aston Villa due to Tyrone Mings' mistakes. It wasn't a good look in front of Gareth Southgate. Yet, Aston Villa will feel unfortunate as they caused Chelsea problems and saw efforts hit the bar or brilliantly saved by Kepa. If Aston Villa don't get a result against Fulham in the week then we wouldn't expect Steven Gerrard to last much longer as manager.

Tottenham beat Everton 2-0 as they continue to challenge their North London rivals Arsenal and keep the pressure up. In other results, Brentford won 2-0 over Brighton thanks to Ivan Toney which will have surely furthered his credentials for a place in the England team for the World Cup. The provisional squad is set to be revealed around October 20th. 

If you're craving more football then look at these events below...


Road to Victory: England vs USA

When: Friday 25th November

Where: Depot (Mayfield), Manchester

One of the biggest fan zones in the country, Road to Victory will be taking place at Depot (Mayfield) in Manchester and they're promising the ultimate football experience. The latest technology will be used to bring you a multi-sensory experience that will make you feel right at the heart of the game.


Find tickets for Road to Victory: England vs USA - here



Morden Wharf Fanzone- Australia vs Denmark

When: Wednesday 30th November

Where: Morden Wharf Terrace, London

Morden Wharf Terrace are screening 24 of the most essential World Cup games this year and here's an important battle between Australia and Denmark. The Danish side will be the favourites, but never count out the underdogs as international tournaments always throw up surprises.


Find tickets for Morden Wharf Fanzone- Australia vs Denmark - here



World Cup Zone Brixton: England vs Wales

When: Tuesday 29th November

Where: Electric Brixton, London

If you're in London during the World Cup and fancy watching England on Brixton's largest projector screen then come on down to Electric Brixton. They'll be showing all of England's games and this is an opportunity to be surrounded by passionate fellow fans as they try and get through the group stage.


Find tickets for World Cup Zone Brixton: England vs Wales - here



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