Moses, Lloris, and...? Five villains of the Premier League weekend

Liverpool, Fulham, Tottenham, Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion feature.

It seems that his Premier League season is that one that keeps on giving. It is still tight in large parts of the table which mean certain results are taking on huge significance at this stage of the season as some teams are now in a rather different position they were at the start.

Here is a look at five of the villains from the weekend who have had a telling effect on the weekend's action, and will probably want to forget their role in it all.

Victor Moses

Moses had a very poor game for Liverpool. In a week where he said he would like to play more, he got his opportunity and fluffed his lines. He tried to dribble his way out of danger which resulted in Hull City’s opener and failed to convert a glorious opportunity which could have given Liverpool the lead in the game in the second half. He had, what they call, a mare!


It was a massive game for Fuham and for Martin Jol. Yet they just didn’t seem to turn up and went down 3-0 to West Ham who had been struggling themselves early on in the season, resulting in Jol’s sacking which has been on the cards for a while.

Hugo Lloris

The usually reliable Lloris is probably in this harshly, but his intervention had a massive effect in helping Manchester United back into the game at White Hart Lane whilst Spurs were leading 2-1, a lead which would have helped manager Andre Villas-Boas a great deal. But his challenge on Danny Welbeck allowed Wayne Rooney to level the game up soon after Spurs had retaken the lead.

Emanuele Giaccherini

Sunderland earned themselves a decent point at Villa Park but it could have been three points were it not for such a poor miss from Giaccherini from three yards out. The miss seemed so poor that the shot of Gus Poyet looking aghast included fourth official Lee Probert looking on with a degree of disbelief.

Boaz Myhill

It’s easy to point the finger at the goalkeeper, I suppose. But Myhill should have done so much better for Newcastle’s opener in the West Brom goal on Saturday evening. The corner came in and the Baggies keeper flapped terribly at the cross, allowing Newcastle’s Yoan Gouffran to head the home side into the lead.


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