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First XI - The SBNation Edition


As the Premier League weekend draws to a close, we turn to our colleagues around SBNation for their insightful, and often very, very passionate, commentary on the weekend's matches.

But we'll start with a more level-headed take on the big story of the weekend, Andre Villas-Boas' sacking by Chelsea.

  1. Andre Villas-Boas: What Went Wrong - We Ain't Got No History
    What went wrong for Andre Villas-Boas at Stamford Bridge?

  1. Queens Park Rangers 1 Everton 1 - Royal Blue Mersey
    This was one of those games in which both teams would really only be satisfied with taking all three points, and as usually seems to happen in such situations the result was a draw. This was a disappointing performance all-around for Everton, who truthfully might consider themselves a tad lucky to have avoided defeat.

  2. Tottenham Hotspur Vs. Manchester United: Match Report, Red Devils Take Their Chances - Cartilage Free Captain
    Tottenham Hotspur didn't defend well and didn't finish well in a 3-1 loss to Manchester United

  3. The Right Change: Why Kyle Walker Needs To Be Benched - Cartilage Free Captain
    A look at why Kyle Walker underperformed against Manchester United this weekend and how Tottenham can strengthen their defense.

  4. TACTICAL REVIEW: Tottenham Hotspur 1-3 Manchester United
    Spurs control the match but United are much more clinical

  5. Fulham 5 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers - Cottagers Confidential
    Perhaps the scoreline told more of Wolverhampton Wanderers' demise and general defensive sorrow than it did Fulham's exquisitely fluid football, but 5-0 at home to any side is a result that turns heads, and so is a hat trick.

  6. Liverpool 1 - 2 Arsenal, match report: Le Cercle Rouge - The Short Fuse
    Arsenal's play today was less than shiny, their possession was poor, their pressing was non-existent for the most part, and Liverpool dominated passing and the play. It didn't matter

  7. Vomit With Rage: Liverpool 1 - Arsenal 2 - Anfield Asylum
    I generally have a policy that I try not to write any blog post or game wrap out of emotion or when still feeling raw. So I tried to wait out the rage and frustration I felt after this morning's loss. We're hours after the fact, and it still reverberates. So I guess I'll have to break policy.

  8. Manchester City 2-0 Bolton Wanderers - Lion Of Vienna Suite
    While this was not even close to the worst result of the season, nor the worst performance, it wasn't easy to watch and it didn't raise much hope for the future.

  9. City 2 - 0 Bolton: Five Thoughts - Bitter and Blue
    There is fast becoming a comforting reassurance to games at The Etihad Stadium.

  10. Match Report: Newcastle United 1-1 Sunderland - A Performance To Be Proud Of - Roker Report
    Such a strange day, and a strange game to match. All the way to kick-off I was feeling calm, confident and relaxed. Then as soon as the teams stepped out on to the Sports Direct Arena pitch, bricks were being deposited in the lavatory.