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Easy Football Digest: 5 Things You Might Have Missed This Weekend

Easy Football Digest: 5 Things You Might Have Missed This Weekend

Easy Football Digest: 5 Things You Might Have Missed This Weekend
05 October 2015

Football, glorious football.

Not had time to catch up on the early Saturday, 3pm Saturday, late afternoon Saturday, early Sunday and late Sunday (plus the Friday night) kick offs? No idea what's going on in the Premier and Football Leagues? Well wonder no more and let us guide you though the need-to-know info. Click on the gallery to kick off.

(Images: Getty)

Brendan Finally Says Goodbye

Result: Everton 1-1 Liverpool (Sunday)

What happened: A draw away at Everton would normally be considered a decent result, but clearly Brendan Rodgers' fate was sealed before this, with the news filtering through shortly afterwards that he'd got the chop - as predicted by us when the fixtures came through. As for the game itself, Danny Ings - one of Rodgers' few impressive signings in the last few seasons - opened the scoring on 41 minutes before Romelu Lukaku equalised with his third goal in two games. Everton finished the stronger and Rodgers went shortly afterwards.

What next: Liverpool will surely be throwing the kitchen sink at getting Jurgen Klopp, but there's actually plenty of time for them to turn it round - the indifferent form of the top clubs means that they're only three points off the Champions League spots. Everton, meanwhile, look snugly set in seventh, with Lukaku fulfilling his promise - their fans will be happy.

And Jose could be next

Result: Chelsea 1-3 Southampton (Sunday)

What happened: Things continue to go badly for Chelsea, as they slumped to another home defeat against the Saints. Things looked like they might improve as Willian gave them a 10th minute opener, but they conceded a crucial equaliser just before half-time from Steven Davis, before Sadio Mane and Graziano Pelle wrapped things up.

What next: Pretty much everything has gone wrong for Chelsea. Jose might have blamed the officials again, claiming they should have had a penalty - "We don't get decisions and I think referees are afraid to give decisions to us" - but in reality there are problems all over the pitch. The return of Terry in defence made little difference with Ivanovic again poor, whilst Falcao looked his usual lost self up front. Chelsea lie 16th and already look well out of the title race. Will Roman have patience with the chosen one?

Arsenal Slam United

Result: Arsenal 3-0 Manchester United (Sunday)

What happened:  Who would have thought this match would have been all over after 20 minutes? Certainly not United fans, who saw their team taken apart and 3-0 down after a double from Alexis Sanchez and one from Mesut Ozil. United were better in the second half but the contest was well over by then.

What next: United have been dull-but-functional so far this season, so this result will be a surprise for Louis Van Gaal. The back four looked ragged with Ashley Young playing left back - the squad still looks unbalanced. Arsene Wenger has - yet again - managed to turn it round just as it looked like his position was under threat. Arsenal overtook United to move into second and suddenly could be title challengers again. Wenger In?

Aguero Hits Five to Rout the Magpies

Result: Manchester City 6-1 Newcastle (Saturday)

What happened: When Aleksandar Mitrovic put Newcastle ahead after 18 minutes, City fans may have feared a third straight defeat - but they needn't have worried. Sergio Aguero 'did a Lewandowski' and smashed in five goals in 20 minutes, with another from Kevin de Bruyne in the middle to take the Magpies apart.

What next: Steve McLaren's Newcastle stay rooted to the bottom with no wins in eight games, while City stay top as they end their mini wobble in fine style. Aguero, meanwhile, joins Andy Cole, Jermaine Defoe, Alan Shearer and Dimitar Berbatove as the fifth player to score five goals in a Premier League match.

Villa Remain in Deep Trouble

Result: Stoke 0-1 Aston Villa (Saturday)

What happened: This was the last moment Tim Sherwood was smiling on Saturday, as Villa slumped to an uninspiring home defeat with Marko Arnautovic scoring the game's only goal after 55 minutes. Jack Grealish was left on the bench after a change to a wing-back system, but was brought on at half-time as they reverted to a flat back four, to little effect.

What next: Villa fans continue to suffer, as they saw their team huff and puff once again - they haven't won since the opening day of the season. Stoke have recovered from their poor start with a second win in a row, and are now unbeaten in three games.

And the rest...

- Dick Advocaat is widely expected to quit Sunderland despite his team holding West Ham to a 2-2 draw - they should have won after going 2-0 up, but Jeremain Lens was sent off after earlier scoring and the Hammers came back
- Crystal Palace beat West Brom 2-0 - they lie in 4th place
- Bournemouth drew 1-1 with Watford
- Leicester beat Norwich 2-1 at Carrow Road
- Spurs drew 2-2 away at Swansea thanks to two superb free kicks from Christian Eriksen


- QPR won a thriller against Bolton in the Championship, scoring in the last minute to take a 4-3 victory

-Peterborough triumphed in a goalfest at London Road, beating Millwall 5-3 in League One 

-Plymouth go top of League Two for the first time this season after they beat Crawley 2-1 at Home Park