On this day: Manchester United rejected Ozil deal and Lamela moans about curtains

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On the 8th November 2013 what were the stories that dominated the football landscape? Including Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

Let's cast our eyes back to this exact day, the 8th November 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 8th November 2013…

Lucky Jo

Jose Mourinho clung on to his Chelsea home record by the skin of his teeth a year ago today - thanks to a very generous penalty award.

Chelsea drew 2-2 with West Brom in London, but had a soft penalty award to thank after Ramires appeared to go down easy in the box.

Eden Hazard scored and the amazing unbeaten record remained. But Chelsea did eventually lose at home under Mourinho later in the season, a Conor Wickham inspired Sunderland the conquerors.

Mesut No-zil

A year ago today and David Moyes was admitting that he could have brought Mesut Ozil to Manchester United that summer. The German international became available at Real Madrid after they signed Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur. Moyes admitted that he was invited to join in the bidding for the player, who eventually joined Arsenal for £42.6 million on Transfer Deadline Day.

But Moyes turned down the opportunity - stating of the decision:

"We weren't close to buying him although something was mooted. But we had Shinji Kagawa and Wayne Rooney. It wasn't something we required at that time and we were looking at different positions."

United fans are probably pleased that was the case. Ozil has not exactly shone since joining Arsenal and is currently out with a serious knee injury.

It would have probably been a waste of money.

Curtain call

Erik Lamela was moaning about life at Tottenham Hotspur, mainly the sleepless nights being caused by a lack of curtains...seriously!

A year ago Lamela was making it clear that he had struggled to settle into life in North London with curtains the main problem.

He said:

“I was in a hotel but now I’m in an apartment, which is a bit closer to the training ground, so I feel very settled. The only problem is there are no curtains. I have been promised them for the last couple of weeks.

“Why does it take so long to get some curtains?”

Lamela has had a batter start to his sophomore year at Tottenham Hotspur.

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