Circus over as stability and form return

Liverpool against Newcastle United has long been one of the standout fixtures in the Premier League. In terms of drama and excitement. Who will ever forgot the Anfield night when The Magpies saw their title challenge against Manchester United blow up in smoke thanks to a very late wonder-strike from Stan Collymore.

Last night’s incarnation was no different. After new signing Isak had put Eddie Howe’s side in front minutes into his debut – having only received his work permit on the verge of kick off.

However, Jurgen Klopp’s charges gathered themselves together and, after Roberto Firminho equalised before half time, a Carvalho strike in the eighth minute of stoppage time, when only five were flagged up, may have been the kick-start their season required.

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Erik ten Hag’s bedding in at Manchester United has been smoothed over somewhat with the annexation of three wins on the bounce. It’s surely more than coincidence that the removal of Harry Maguire has seen the team’s form improve as there appears to be a modicum of stability afoot. On the field at least.

Off the field, though, matters remain as dishevelled and dispiriting as ever. How else could you summarise a situation whereby James Garner was allowed leave the club and be snapped up by Everton? Especially against a backdrop of the admirable but obsolete Phil Jones, Fred and Scott McTominay still drawing a wage at the club.

Will Phil Jones still be at Old Trafford when he has his bus pass?

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Meanwhile, the most pertinent question in English or perhaps European football is: can anybody or anything stop Erling Haaland at present? Whilst Arsenal are to be commended for their outstanding start to the season and respected for its entirity, they, like probably everybody else in the league, may well end ip having to give way to the blonde bombshell from Scandanavia.

Finding out exactly what does happen will be our pleasure.

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