On this day: Moyes to Chelsea and Sagna the hero

David Moyes

On the 9th February 2013 what were the stories that dominated the football landscape? Including Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, Everton, Manchester City and Southampton.

I am casting my eye back to this exact day, the 9th February 2014, but a year earlier.

What were the main tales from that day? What big events were happening in Premier League football?

Here are some of the big scoops from the 9th February 2013…

Chelsea Moyes

Chelsea were reportedly the favourites to take David Moyes on board from Everton at the end of the season.

The Blues were looking for a new manager as interim boss Rafa Benitez was not expected to be kept on board at the end if the campaign.

Moyes was out of contract at the end of the season with Everton - so was an obvious candidate.

But as soon as Sir Alex Ferguson announced he was leaving Manchester United - and when Jose Mourinho decided he was on his way out of Real Madrid it seemed pretty obvious what would happen next.

Chelsea fans will take one look at the table and be glad with how events transpired.

Mancini ‘angry’

Roberto Mancini was angry with his players after Southampton ran rampant against the Premier League champions at St Marys.

Southampton were rarely troubled by City - as goals from Jason Puncheon, Steven Davis and Gareth Barry (og) proved enough for a 3-1 win.

It was another worrying result and reaction from Mancini that indicated they were losing grip of their title.

Sagna strength

Arsenal fought hard - and a goal from Santi Cazorla proved enough for the side in a 1-0 win over Sunderland at The Stadium of Light.

He scored in the 36th minute - but Arsenal had to deal with a deluge of attacks after Carl Jenkinson was sent off with half hour remaining.

But it was Bacary Sagna who shone - playing at centre back because of injury problems. He shined for the team and it begged the question whether he could play in the position more regularly when called upon by Wenger.

image: © Jason Gulledge

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