- Fylde pitch invader
Pitch invaders are often considered stupid or annoying by us regular football fans, as they often disrupt the game for their ten seconds of fame. Of course, a lot of us watching the Champions League final in June were grateful for the pitch invader that day; if only for a bit of entertainment, but fans of AFC Fylde were treated to an even more daring pitch invasion in their game this weekend. A shirtless supporter, not quite of the same look as the pitch invader in Madrid, stormed the pitch with a bouquet of flowers to the delight of the fans. The same fans were treated to 6 goals for the home side, but you’d hope the pitch invasion was the pick of the bunch.
- Real Madrid
It has been a fairly nightmare start to the season for Zinedine Zidane and Los Blancos. Most of their troubles have come in the Champions League, but a shock league defeat to Mallorca this weekend might just top the list. Zidane rested some key players ahead of their Champions league game in midweek, but still featured the likes of Benzema, Bale and Modric. However, his side slumped to a 1-0 loss, with Odriozola also sent off for Madrid. That result sees Zidane’s side slip below Barcelona in the table.
- Billericay last minute equaliser
The magic of the FA Cup will never die, especially for non-league clubs such as Billericay. Although Billericay are a side I normally dislike, due to their ridiculous spending and crazy ex-manager/owner Glenn Tamplin, I couldn’t not mention their result this weekend. The National League South side trailed 1-0 at Sutton United heading into the 93rd minute. A free kick was launched into the box, and goalkeeper Alan Julian rose the highest to emphatically head home an equaliser that keeps his side in the draw for the first round.
- Ross County
Ross County bosses Steve Ferguson and Stuart Kettlewell were probably fairly happy when their side came in after the first 45 minutes at Celtic only 1-0 down. However, I think neither would have predicted the horror ten minutes that would follow. Their side conceded almost immediately after half-time, and quickly shipped another three goals meaning they were 5-0 down by the time they reached the 55th minute. Another goal came later on, meaning their side would lose out 6-0 at the reigning champions.
West Ham fans were probably in need of cheering up after their disappointing loss in the early Saturday kick off, and Millwall duly provided. The Lions were 2-0 up heading into the 84th minute at Brentford, but somehow managed to lose the game. Goals in the 84th, 88th and 94th minute sealed the win for the home side, as Millwall well and truly bottled the chance to take all 3 points home.
Once again VAR stole the limelight from this weekend’s Premier League action. It was, as I’m sure most of you are aware, slightly contentious in Sunday’s game between Manchester United and Liverpool. However, the game between Spurs and Watford was truly a shambolic use of the technology. First, Watford were denied what appeared to me to be a clear penalty when Jan Vertonghen wiped out Gerard Deulofeu. Spurs then equalised through Dele Alli, despite what looked to be a clear example of him using his arm to control the ball, and even worse, the screen in the stadium said no goal. For some reason, it was given, and Watford found themselves robbed of what would have been their first win of the season.