English Premier League and Spanish La Liga Round Up
Big wins for Barca and Real Madrid, draw enough for Arsenal to go top
“I’ve told you before, I’m really more of a badminton fan,” is how Yalla’s resident Sunderland fan reacted to his side’s 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur. Sunderland’s joy at going ahead was short-lived, as Spurs immediately equalised, and then came out in the second half to demolish the visitors.
Elsewhere at the bottom, Leicester’s draw at Aston Villa was enough to send them to the top of the table, only for Arsenal to regain the lead after a goalless draw at Stoke on Sunday.
Yalla’s Arsenal fan simply shook his head and said, “No Ozil, no gain.” Manchester City, Southampton and Bournemouth all had convincing ho
me wins, Newcastle beat West Ham, and with Swansea to play Watford at home this evening, the results could be the perfect storm for Sunderland, with all around them picking up points. Chelsea and Everton played out an entertaining 3-3 draw in Saturday’s remaining game.
On Sunday, Liverpool were beaten as Wayne Rooney scored his first goal at Anfield in a Manchester United shirt. “You have to score to win,” whispered the office Liverpool fan, still wallowing in the horror of it all.
In La Liga, the three top teams all registered impressive wins, with Suarez netting a hat trick in Barcelona’s 6-0 demolition of Athletico Bilbao. “It was easy after their keeper was sent off in the first minute. But I’m not pleased with Messi getting injured,” said Yalla’s Barca fan.
Ronaldo and Benzema both scored two in Real Madrid’s 5-1 win over Sporting de Gijón, which could have been so much worse for the second bottom team, with the score reading 4-0 after just 18 minutes. Real’s neighbours Athletico Madrid continued their title push with a 3-0 win at Las Palmas.