There were a few villains this weekend in the Premier League, but we could only choose five. You could probably find several villains in each game this weekend if you looked hard enough so it was a case of being spoilt for choice, so here is as close to five as we could get:
The obvious one as Joe Allen added a bit of an unwanted memorable moment to the Merseyside derby after spurning a glorious opportunity to put Liverpool 3-1 up, and put a bit of delight between them and Everton. After being put through by Luis Suarez when one-on-one with Tim Howard, he put the ball wide of the post from seven yards. He could have squared the ball to Suarez, but the Welshman looked as if he wanted the ground to open and eat him up afterwards.
The score was at 0-0 but after receiving a backpass, Artur Boruc seemed to just want too much time on the ball as he came under pressure from Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud. Boruc could have hoofed it away, or even put it out for a corner or throw-in to clear the danger. Instead he was embarrassingly dispossessed and it allowed Giroud to grab the first of his two goals.
The Tottenham Hotspur defence
It was simply a horror show for Spurs as they struggled from the first whistle against Man City. Their defence has been amongst the best in the league so far this season but ever since Hugh Lloris poor kick in the early stages that led to Jesus Navas opening the scoring, it was all downhill from there. They looked broken as they lost 6-0.
If you win the ball fairly and cleanly, it is a red card in the eyes of Mr. Friend. Wes Brown went in for a challenge on Stoke’s Charlie Adam, took the ball cleanly only for Friend to say it was the follow through on his challenge was dangerous and warranted a red card. Adam himself, felt it wasn’t a red card – now Sunderland boss Guy Poyet wants an apology for the decision.
It might seem a little unfair to just single out Demel for West Ham’s defensive woes but his role in Chelsea’s opener was poor as he tried to be clever in playing the ball back to Jussi Jaaskelainen, which led to his goalkeeper bringing down Chelsea’s Oscar. Frank Lampard scored the penalty as Chelsea went on to win comfortably.
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