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Old 11th September 2021, 19:44   #2101
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In all the understandable Ronaldo frenzy, another home debutant that'll arguably make the longer-term difference to United's competitiveness and trophy credentials, has been practically forgotten for the moment.

Varane at centre-back, highly decorated and world-class in his own right. Defences win titles, and all that.

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The Arsenal bus is shedding wheels spectacularly!

In just a few years, gone from perennial top-4 finishes (and cup runs) under Wenger considered 'unambitious' to not even figuring in top-4 conversations.
Aptly said! All Arsenal fans who cried 'Wenger Out' would be cursing themselves now. 1 win in 4 games, 1 goal scored! Hope they get back on track soon. What a fall from grace!

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In all the understandable Ronaldo frenzy, another home debutant that'll arguably make the longer-term difference to United's competitiveness and trophy credentials, has been practically forgotten for the moment.

Varane at centre-back, highly decorated and world-class in his own right. Defences win titles, and all that.
The Ronaldo frenzy will take the limelight away from players like Varane, Sancho and even Lingaard who all had good games today! The deflection of pressure should work well for them.
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After it threatened to be a damp squib in the first half, what a game at Anfield after the break!

Terrific from both sides; what a talent is Foden, and how criminally unheralded is Salah?

An often unglamorous but critical position, the holding midfielder, esp. in a modern high-pressing game. Rodri did them all proud with that block off the line. Wow!

England have a wealth of world-class attacking talent, a shame they're stuck with a 'pragmatic' coach. Put eithe of these two in charge, and England could be world-beaters.

Brentford are the neutral's favorite this year. What a tenacious, talented side.

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After it threatened to be a damp squib in the first half, what a game at Anfield after the break!
True, first half was so lackluster that at halftime I switched on the recording and went to bed (it was 11:30pm start here). And to my surprise, it was a delightful second half to watch in the morning, and a fair result in the end
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Rodri did them all proud with that block off the line. Wow!
That block was just unbelievable. It was as good as Salah's or Foden's goal.
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Fantastic game indeed. Really enjoyed that. I expected a draw, or, a penalty or a free kick goal, if any, but by god, what goals.

However, I really feel aggrieved that Milner escaped a sending off, that too so many times. Refs need to find the courage to give these decisions, in such matches. In such situations, more often that not, certain home sides always get an unfair advantage.

It was really funny to see Mike Dean chewing his gum and looking at Pep and his protestations about not giving Milner a yellow. Another moment was when he got up from his seat and took off his coat.
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Can you score a worldie on two consecutive matchdays? Mo Salah can!

De Gea has rediscovered his best form, and boy do United need it, given the shaky defence with Varane out and Maguire rusty.

1-1 with a worldie save as I started typing, 2-1 behind through no fault of his, then level 2-2 and now again 3-2 behind straight from kick-off.

Manic!

Edit: Ends 4-2. Poor defending and disjointed midfield. United should've spent some of those millions on a world-class holding midfielder.

Wolves snatch an injury-time winner to win 3-2 at Villa Park after being 2 down at 80 mins. Paisa vasool football.

Edit 2:There are higher profile keepers out there, but Edouard Mendy is right up in the 'Top Keeper' mix. Those sort of performances can win titles.

Brentford, what a team!

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Can you score a worldie on two consecutive matchdays? Mo Salah can!
True, hard to choose between this one and the one against City two weeks back! Wonder what’s stopping Liverpool from handing over a new deal to the Egyptian!

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Maguire rusty.
Extremely overrated defender IMO.

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Brentford, what a team!
Easily, entertainers of the season!
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