Toure, Moyes, and...? Five villains of the Premier League weekend

David Moyes

Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United and Swansea City feature.

This weekend in the Premier League has seen its fair share of villains as well as heroes. Some of it has been inexplicable decision making on the part of some players, managers in what has been another big weekend in the Premier League

With all that in mind, here are our five villains of the Premier League weekend:

Kolo Toure

Just what was Kolo doing? With Liverpool 1-0 up at The Hawthorns, Toure could have played the ball back to Simon Mignolet, hoof the ball up field [which he tends to do despite it being against Brendan Rodgers' wishes] or play it Aly Cissokho on the left. He did none of the above and played it to Victor Anichebe who equalised for the Baggies, and it ultimately cost Liverpool two points in the race for fourth place.

David Moyes

Another game and another defeat for David Moyes at Manchester United but the Scot is beginning to sound like a broken record. Moyes insisted his side played well yet again, highlighting the amount of times they got to the byline - but it shows he got his game plan wrong against a side that has a pretty good reputation of dealing with crosses from wide positions.

Chico Flores

Andy Carroll was a little naive to think Howard Webb wouldn't think his 'follow through' after a tangle with Flores was unintentional. However, Flores' reaction was akin to someone who had acid in their eyes given the rolling around and screaming. No wonder Sam Allardyce has laughed at the player in the past. 


Taking nothing away from Sunderland, but Newcastle were once again shown up by their fiercest rivals on their own patch. At a time when they have lost their best player, the side needed to stick together, instead they looked lost and had no answer to the Mackems.

Manuel Pellegrini

Pellegrini was forced into making a change to his midfield with the absence of Fernandinho. This takes nothing away from a fabulous Chelsea performance, but the selection of Martin Demichelis was a baffling one given the options at his disposal. Would James Milner have been a better option in the middle? It was one where the Chilean got a key area of the game badly wrong.

image: © Jason Gulledge

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