The final score of West Brom 2-3 Man City flattered the Baggies a bit, as City were three up with six minutes to play in regulation only to nearly let the home side in through the back door at the end.
More on that in a minute.
A significant talking point for this American world football writer was the 15-minute delay in starting the match due to "traffic congestion on the M5," according to Neil Moxley of the Daily Mail.
Delaying a match due to traffic makes about as much sense as eating a meat pie without utensils or refraining from sticking it to a former team after scoring against them.
Wasn't the start time for this match made public weeks ago? The American response to sports fans getting stuck in traffic is some form of "you should have left earlier."
As Moxley aptly stated, though, "if it was a late, late show in the Black Country...there was little sign of any lethargy."
This match had a little bit of everything. Here come the main talking points.