Premier League Weekend in 20 Pictures: Boruc, Rooney and Man City's 6 Goals

Laura GreeneFeatured ColumnistNovember 24, 2013

Premier League Weekend in 20 Pictures: Boruc, Rooney and Man City's 6 Goals

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    In a weekend where Tottenham Hotspur shipped six goals against Manchester City, Everton and Liverpool bagged three apiece in the Merseyside derby and Crystal Palace (Crystal Palace!) got an away win, there were plenty of talking points in the Premier League.

    Not to mention red cards, dodgy fouls and inexplicable goalkeeping howlers.

    Over the following 20 slides, we revisit the last round of top-flight games, picking out the biggest moments and delivering them to you in picture form.

    What was your moment of the weekend? Good or bad, let us know in the comments section below!

Merseyside Thriller

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    A Philippe Coutinho strike opened the scoring in what would become one of the games of the weekend—Everton vs. Liverpool. Leighton Baines, pictured in the background, enjoys a spot of yoga.

Mirallas: Miraculous Yellow?

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    In a move that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers later called a potential career-ending tackle, as reported in The Observer, Everton's Kevin Mirallas is lucky not to be shown a red card by referee Phil Dowd following a rash challenge on Luis Suarez.

Romelu Lukaku: A Belgian Brace

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    Romelu Lukaku found the back of the net twice in Saturday's tie at Goodison Park. With a final result of 3-3, it was the highest-scoring Merseyside derby since 1935.

Brown Sees Red in Black Cats Defeat

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    Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is not a happy man following the controversial dismissal of Wes Brown in Saturday's tie against Stoke City.

    Three Black Cats players have been sent off in Poyet's first five league games in charge of the Wearside club.

N'Zonzi on Target for the Potters

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    Steven N'Zonzi scored his first goal of the season in Saturday's 2-0 victory at the Britannia Stadium.

    The strike, which came in the 81st minute, sealed Stoke's first Premier League win since August.

Hughton: Under Pressure

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    Chris Hughton watched as Norwich City slipped to their seventh defeat of the season when they took on his former club at St James' Park on Saturday.

    A late strike from Leroy Fer was not enough to cancel out goals from Newcastle United's Loic Remy and Yoan Gouffran, who gave the home side their third victory in as many games.

'We Are Hull City'

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    Hull City fans became entangled with stewards at the KC Stadium on Saturday when they were prevented from showing a banner which read "We Are Hull City."

    The banner was shown as a protest against owner Assem Allam's renaming of the club as the Hull Tigers, as seen on the BBC Sport website. The fans were later allowed to display their message.

Pulis for Palace

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    Former Stoke manager Tony Pulis watched from the stands during Saturday's match between Hull City and Crystal Palace.

    Pulis was announced as Palace's new manager this week after being appointed on a two-and-a-half-year contract, as reported by Charles Perrin in the Express.

Bannan Seals Eagles Win

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    Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor can only watch as Barry Bannan slots home the only goal of the game in Palace's win at the KC Stadium. The 1-0 result handed the Eagles their second victory of the 2013/14 season.

Artur Boruc: What Was He Thinking? Part 1

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    In one of the most baffling moves of the season so far, Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc attempts to deal with a back pass by skillfully dancing the ball away from Arsenal's Olivier Giroud. It doesn't go well...

Artur Boruc: What Was He Thinking? Part 2

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    Boruc edges into goalkeeping "Howler" territory as he is outmuscled and outmaneuvered by Giroud...

Artur Boruc: What Was He Thinking? Part 3

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    It soon became a day to forget for Boruc, as Giroud makes him pay for his errors and scores the first goal of the game.

    The Frenchman was back to haunt the Saints goalkeeper in the second half when he slotted home a penalty to make the score 2-0.

Fulham Slip to 4th Straight Defeat

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    Dimitar Berbatov reacts to Fulham's 2-1 defeat against Swansea City at the weekend. The Bulgarian striker has found the back of the net just once in 11 Premier League outings this term.

Mourinho Warms the Bench

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    Jose Mourinho is a lone figure on the bench at Upton Park. His Chelsea side ran out as 3-0 winners against West Ham following a brace from Frank Lampard and a 34th-minute goal from Oscar.

Spurs: Hit for 6 by the Beast and Co.

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    Alvaro Negredo, or The Beast of Vallecas, is swiftly becoming a cult favourite among Manchester City fans.

    The Spaniard, who scored 25 goals for Sevilla in La Liga last term, notched two against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend in City's 6-0 rout—bringing his tally to six goals in the top flight this season.

    Expect his stature to keep on growing at the Etihad.

Sweet Jesus Navas

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    Jesus Navas scored his first Premier League goal for Manchester City on Sunday, just 14 seconds into their home tie against Tottenham.

    Four more goals followed—two from teammate Sergio Aguero and a brace from fellow Spaniard Alvaro Negredo. 

    Navas bagged another strike in the last minute of normal time, neatly bookending the scoring and seeing the game finish 6-0.

Villas-Boas: 'We Have to Be Ashamed'

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    It was a bad day at the office for Andre Villas-Boas, who saw his side humbled at the Etihad on Sunday. Following the heavy loss, the Portuguese manager said, via BBC Sport: "We have to be ashamed of ourselves, and react to a defeat like this."

Cardiff City vs. Manchester United

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    Sir Alex Ferguson is spotted in the stands with Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan, as Manchester United took on the Bluebirds at Cardiff City Stadium.

Fortunate Wayne Rooney?

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    Wayne Rooney is pictured after bringing down Cardiff's Jordan Mutch.

    The incident became contentious when referee Neil Swarbrick showed a yellow card to the Manchester United striker, with many feeling it should have been red.

    Rooney went on to score United's first goal of the game seven minutes later.

Spoils Even in Cardiff

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    Manchester United, famous for scoring goals in stoppage time, were given a taste of their own medicine in Sunday's tie against Cardiff.

    Substitute Kim Bo-Kyung ensured that the reigning champions left Wales with a solitary point after leveling the scores at 2-2 with his dramatic late headed goal.