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

Here's the recent news from the footballing world.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 24th Oct 2022

 The home side who were bottom of the table grabbed a 1-0 win thanks to an Awoniyi tap-in.

In a game where Forest didn't even need to play well to win Liverpool missed plenty of opportunities and were punished for yet another sluggish performance. Fabinho looks like he has aged 100 years as Liverpool's midfield is desperately in need of a total overhaul. Erling Haaland continued his excellent form to bag two goals in a 3-1 win over Brighton at The Etihad.

Chelsea and Manchester United came face to face for the first time this season but the game was looking uninspired until later on in the second half. The dreadful defending of McTominay gave Chelsea a penalty which was scored by Jorginho before Casemiro scored a dramatic late equaliser.

Aston Villa showed just how much Steven Gerrard's awful management was holding them back by beating Brentford 4-0 at home thanks to a blistering start that saw them go 3-0 up within the first 15 minutes. Arsenal were victims of a rare slip-up as they drew 1-1 away at Southampton. It was the kind of shock performance against a good side that happens now and then to keep Hasenhuttl in his job despite an awful win ratio. 

It means that City are now only two points behind them in the table. The other big result of the weekend was at Tottenham who lost 2-1 to Newcastle. The first goal came from Callum Wilson who chipped into an empty net after Lloris had rushed out and ran straight into the Newcastle man, expecting a foul when in fact it was just weak play from the goalkeeper.

A smart Miguel Almiron run and finish put them 2 ahead before Kane scored in the second half. Spurs never looked like equalising though and as Conte said last week, Tottenham just cannot beat good sides at the moment. It has seen them lose momentum in their hunt for the top 4.

If you're a footy fan, check out the events below...


World Cup Dalston- England vs USA

When: Friday 25th November

Where: Dalston Roofpark, London

England take on the USA in their World Cup group and will be confident of a win. The squad for the tournament is yet to be announced but injuries are starting to pile up. Even with injuries, England are expected to beat the USA and you can come to this screening event in London where a legend will be hosting.


Find tickets for World Cup Dalston- England vs USA - here



The Big Football Quiz

When: Thursday 10th November

Where: Play Brew Taproom, Middlesborough

This is a chance to test your football knowledge. You'll be faced with questions about all things football from iconic moments to the World Cup, Premier League and cult heroes. There will be plenty of food and drink for you to enjoy too as you test out your quizzing brain.


Find tickets for The Big Football Quiz - here



Wales vs USA

When: Monday 21st November

Where: Vauxhall Food and Beer Garden, London

Wales will be hoping to start their World Cup campaign in style by beating the USA. Both teams have similar quality however so it is expected to be a tight contest. Will Gareth Bale conjure up some magic to help them win? Find out at this screening event with your fellow fans.


Find tickets for Wales vs USA - here



Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.








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