Nothing sharpens the focus on shortcomings like defeat in a city derby. Which, in the case of Rangers, is not to say those issues did not exist before. The club’s return to the Premiership had been at best a slow‑burner before matters came crashing down around Mark Warburton’s ears.
Joe Hart made an error on his Torino debut to gift Atalanta an equaliser during their 2-1 home victory on Sunday. Hart failed to clear a second-half corner, punching the ball towards Andrea Masiello who swept home from close range.
It is fair to say that West Ham’s move to the London Stadium has yet to go to plan. Both on and off the pitch the relocation has been beset by problems. The question remains, however, as to how much the club can do to fix them.
It turned out that Huw Jenkins chose a good day to predict that Swansea City are capable of surprising a few people this season. The chairman’s programme notes read like a defence of everything that has gone on at Swansea in recent times, with Jenkins acutely aware of the growing frustration among supporters after a thoroughly underwhelming summer in the transfer market, yet this was not the afternoon for any unrest to boil over.
Having been two goals up, West Ham United fell to pieces as Watford ran away winners 4-2.
Newcastle's next game in the Championship is away to QPR. Newcastle beat Derby 2-0 on Saturday night.
Kris Commons is not part of the Celtic squad for the 2016-17 Champions League group stage.
Champions Leicester City lost 4-1 to Liverpool at the weekend.
Dimitri Payet played well for West Ham United against Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.
Mark Warburton's Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers were humbled on the weekend.