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

Here's all the lastest news from the football world.

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 10th Nov 2022

We got another managerial sacking this season after the most recent weekend of games in the Premier League. Ralph Hasenhuttl is the latest casualty after Southampton were trounced 4-1 at home to Newcastle. It leaves the Saints in 18th with only one win in their last five games.

Newcastle on the other hand are looking like they will be a Champions League side next season after maintaining their momentum and feel-good factor. Miguel Almiron is a different beast this season and showed it again with an inspired solo goal. Under pressure Leeds looked like they were heading for defeat when they fell 3-1 down to Bournemouth.

But they staged a stunning comeback in the second half to win 4-3 much to the delight of the home fans. It was capped off by a quick counter-attack goal that was beautiful to watch. Manchester City needed an Erling Haaland penalty to beat Fulham after they had Cancelo sent off to maintain pressure on Arsenal.

The Gunners had the daunting task of visiting Chelsea but it wasn't as fierce a contest as they would have expected. In fact, Potter's Chelsea side still looked shocked from their loss to Brighton and were flat throughout. Shocking defending from a corner allowed Gabriel to tap in a winner. 

It was Unai Emery's first game in charge of Aston Villa and they faced Manchester United who Emery has had a lot of success against in the past. They blew away Manchester United in the first 15 minutes as Bailey and Digne scored, the latter being a well-placed free kick. Luke Shaw scored a deflected goal just before half time but United never looked like winning and Jacob Ramsey sealed the win with a clinical finish.

Tottenham vs Liverpool was one of the biggest games of the weekend and Spurs continued their recent run of playing poorly in the first half. Salah scored a smart finish before he was put through on goal again by a stupid header from Eric Dier, allowing the Egyptian to lob Lloris for a second goal. 

Spurs put Liverpool under huge pressure throughout the second half and especially after Harry Kane got a goal back but couldn't find a way through thanks to a brilliant Ibrahima Konate performance. Aside from the Premier League, FA Cup action took place with a couple of big scalps for lower league sides.

Alvechurch won 2-1 away at Cheltenham Town, King's Lynn Town beat Doncaster Rovers 1-0 and Farnborough beat Sutton United 2-0. A special mention has to go to the Championship match between Sheffield United and Burnley which was a 5-2 thriller. If you want to see some World Cup events then take a look at the list below...


England vs USA at Propyard

When: Friday 25th November

Where: Propyard, Bristol

England will be taking on the USA in one of their World Cup group stage fixtures and you can watch it at Bristol's Propyard which had a brilliant atmosphere for the England Women's Euro glory. They have two of Bristol's biggest screens so you don't miss a moment of the action.


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The World Cup at The Hanger

When: Tuesday 29th November

Where: The Hangar, Wolverhampton

The World Cup games are being shown at The Hangar and you can see England kick off against their bitter rivals Wales. It's a huge grudge match on the biggest stage in world football and you can be there to cheer the nation on. Don't miss a single kick at this big screening event.


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World Cup: Spain vs Germany

When: Sunday 27th November

Where: 93 Feet East, London

Spain and Germany are two teams with a huge footballing pedigree. To see them go head-to-head so early in the tournament is an absolute treat.Both teams will be wanting to top the group in order to get a better draw in the next round, so things could get a bit heated in this one.


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