Newcastle United-owned Shrewsbury Town forward Ivan Toney was impressed with David Edwards’s performance for Wolverhampton Wanderers against Queens Park Rangers.
For a driver who strove with such fierce diligence to win the world championship Nico Rosberg has given up its fruits very quickly; champion on Sunday, retired on Friday, he was not even a six-day wonder.
Professional athletes lead a crazily short and often lucrative working life, over within a decade or so of its beginning, wreathed in success or disappointment. Memories of glory, often embellished, are revived in middle age for nostalgia or for reheating in ill-advised comebacks.
There is a mountain for England to climb whatever the formbook might say. Recent history suggests they have a better chance of winning here than anywhere else in India since they have been victorious in their past two Tests at the Wankhede Stadium.
Alan Pardew earned himself a reprieve from the sack, temporarily at least, as his Crystal Palace side earned a hard-fought but well-deserved win against Southampton.
The comedian, Michael McIntyre, was in attendance and the White Hart Lane PA announcer referred to the Swansea City substitute Fernando Llorente as Fernando Morientes on more than one occasion.
Brendan Rodgers spoke after Celtic's 4-3 win over Motherwell.
At the end of a costly week, Tony Pulis can at least take solace from a three-point gain.
Pep Guardiola said this would be a good test of Manchester City’s level and so it was. In football terms they are right up there with Chelsea, almost identical for an hour or so, but when it comes to temperament they are lacking. City failed to regain the Premier League leadership because they are not as good at closing out games or hauling themselves back into them as their opponents.
Forget the Champions League, the Championship should be preying on Claudio Ranieri’s mind as Jamie Vardy’s goal drought endures and his Leicester City side contemplate the stark reality of a relegation battle.
The acrimonious buildup to England’s final autumn Test against Australia looks set to spill over on to the pitch after Eddie Jones warned the Wallabies his side would look to “break them mentally and physically”. The lock George Kruis indicated the home team would be looking to “target their puppet masters” and extend their unbeaten run to a record-equalling 14 Tests.
Byelection results should not be overinterpreted. After all, with their inevitable focus on single issues and low turnouts, these mid-term votes regularly throw up unusual outcomes that do not shed light on what might happen in a general election.