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What Was Your Highlight of the Premier League Weekend?

adam johnson What Was Your Highlight of the Premier League Weekend?

One of the advantages of Premier League clubs being more desperate for points at this stage of the season is that it means that we get to see more open matches. It also creates more end-to-end action.

This past weekend was a perfect example of this. I had the chance to watch Spurs against Blackburn, Birmingham against Everton, Hull City versus Arsenal and Sunderland against Manchester City. And except for the Tottenham match which was too one-sided in favor of Spurs, each of the other games I watched was brilliant.

There were so many wonderful moments to choose from. Adam Johnson’s moment of brilliance when he curled the ball into the top corner of the net. The way Kenwyne Jones leapt to meet the cross and glanced the ball into the back of the net. Gareth Bale and the way he made Michel Salgado look like a League One defender with his dangerous runs down the left wing and beautiful crosses. The incredible saves that Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon made. Or the way that Nicklas Bendtner, under massive pressure, scored a late winner to keep Arsenal’s title chances alive.

What, for you, was the highlight of this Premier League weekend?

Mine, and this may sound silly to some of you, was Adam Johnson’s run that he made just minutes after coming on as a substitute as he dribbled past two Sunderland players and placed a perfect pass to Roque Santa Cruz. It was a rare flash of brilliance in the Premier League, but he showed in just seconds how much potential he has and why he should be a starter for Manchester City. It was a shame that Santa Cruz butchered that wonderful piece of skill with a cross that summed up the season he’s been having.

Share your favorite moments from this past Premier League weekend in the comments section below.

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16 Responses to What Was Your Highlight of the Premier League Weekend?

  1. whu_you10 says:

    Scott Parkers amazing volley against chelsea

  2. pete says:

    Wolves beating burnley!

  3. Leon says:

    92 minutes of the game v. Arsenal. then i blacked out and don’t remember anything else.

  4. dlink09 says:

    Arsenal win

  5. Jesse Chula says:

    Rooney’s brace for United. He’s currently 1 of the top 3 best footballers on the planet right now.

  6. mba says:

    Watching the replay of Chelsea-West Ham on FS+, only to have them actually flash the damn final score (4-1) on the screen during the FIRST HALF when it was 0-0. what idiots!

    it wasn’t the best highlight of the weekend, but it’s the one i remember the most.

  7. AmericanGooner says:

    Bendtner’s goal…was going absolutely nuts.

  8. Waterloo 11 says:

    I’d have to go with Bendtner’s goal. Arsenal has been moaning and groaning all year about being intimidated and whatnot. But with the big Dane in the middle, they got the game winner yesterday. Yes Arsenal, play with size and beat the teams behind you and you can win the title.

    (The Man City goal was sick, but that team is composed of lazy players, coached by a bum, owned by moneybags and cheered on by who knows what or why. It also reminded me too much of the beautiful goal in the FMF game between Atlas and Tigres from last night)

  9. Bishopville Red. says:

    Wayne Twoney. The man’s on fire. World Player of the Year?

    SB

  10. Bruce Gottesman says:

    My vote is for Bolton’s 4-0 stomping of Wigan in a must-have home match. The Johnson goal was awesome, but for Bolton to come back after losing 2-1 and 4-0 to fellow relegation candidates West Ham and Sunderland will go a long way towards keeping them up. How important was the win for Bolton? Their next four matches are Everton, Manchester United, Aston Villa and Chelsea, so a loss to Wigan would have probably seen them in the bottom three in mid-April with four matches to go.

  11. Pat says:

    Adam Johnson’s run was awesome, made me jump out of my seat at the bar. Absolutely burned the two Sunderland players.

    It was a great weekend for the “great” players. Rooney had a brace, Messi had a hat-trick, and Ronaldo scored a freekick and set up two goals. Awesome weekend of football all over the leagues. Hopefully Liverpool – Portsmouth is nice and open as well, lord knows they are both desperate.

  12. Lyle says:

    Fabrice Muamba’s goal. Very nifty. Adam Johnson’s goal was great too.

  13. CTBlues says:

    Watching Malouda put on a clinic against West Ham.

  14. Attaturk says:

    As much as I don’t like the little troll (only because of who he plays for) Wayne Rooney is having one of the greatest runs of all time. And as shallow as I am for not liking him, I have to admit he’s been incredible.

  15. Rebecca Jill says:

    It was definitely Nicklas Bendtner”s game winning goal for Arsenal in extra time. Brilliant!

  16. Mission Man says:

    Watching Malouda play an absolutely outstanding game against West Ham. Lately he’s been on good form, even when he was forced to play left back. And with Essien out, and Joe Cole struggling still, it’s essential that Malouda play well.

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