Newcastle faced Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon in a closely contended battle. Upon being asked how you thought the game would pan out, just over 20% of you rightly predicted it would end in a draw with Luis Suarez’s brilliantly taken goal cancelling out Yohan Cabaye’s strike just before the break. Fabricio Coloccini was also given his marching orders for a dangerous challenge on Suarez late on in the game.
57% of you were spot on in predicting a West Brom victory as Peter Odemwingie scored twice to put even more pressure on Nigel Adkins’ position as Southampton manager. Although Rickie Lambert struck the bar just after the break, Odemwingie rounded off a fine West Brom performance with a brace.
Having gained just one point from their first three games in Group D of the Champions League, poor defending was again at fault for Manchester City as Ajax scored two early goals through Siem de Jong. After pulling two goals back through Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero, City were not able to take the three points despite a late penalty shout. Just under 75% of you had a feeling Mancini’s men would come out without a win, how right you were.
After their brave performance in the last round of the Champions League, many of you, 70% in fact, backed Celtic to take home at least a point when they faced Barcelona on Tuesday. The Scots took a massive step towards the last 16 of the Champions League when Victor Wanyama headed past Victor Valdes from a corner on 21 minutes. Teenager, Tony Watt came off the bench to give Celtic a 2-0 cushion in the closing minutes and even through Barcelona scored through a Lionel Messi tap in, Celtic held on for a famous victory.
We often like to spring you with quick fire questions that catch you unawares. Friday’s poll asked whether you preferred to play evening matches or if you were keener on giving yourself more time down the pub afterwards by playing during the day. Unsurprisingly, the majesty of playing on a floodlit pitch tickled the majorities’ fancy with just under 75%.