Week 36 - the pen-penultimatum

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Everton at Luton starting us off this afternoon: not much happening in this one. Toffees are safe.
 

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Finally someone gets called for a pen for an NFL tackle during a corner. Luton dude held Branthwaite.

Dom conversation. 1-0 Toffees.
 

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Arsenal with a goal out of nothing.. great assist by Rice

edit: great team goal.. Havertz tracked back.. passed out of trouble and I’m not sure he passed to.. but Saka was already moving and received the pass that he gave to Ofegaard who looked like he had nothing.. touched it to Rice who fumbled it and then slid it to Troussard who basically does nothing but score.
 

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That’s is barely a touch. They shouldn’t protect a keeper to that extent.
 

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That’s is barely a touch. They shouldn’t protect a keeper to that extent.
I think it looked a lot more banal in replay.. he hooked his arm and bumped him enough so that he couldn’t grab the ball and also didn’t get a good punch on it. It’s really easy to move a person when they’re up in the air.. #9 also was clearly looking to play the keeper and not the ball.. he didn’t look for the ball once.
 

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I think it looked a lot more banal in replay.. he hooked his arm and bumped him enough so that he couldn’t grab the ball and also didn’t get a good punch on it. It’s really easy to move a person when they’re up in the air.. #9 also was clearly looking to play the keeper and not the ball.. he didn’t look for the ball once.
Don’t deny any of that, but if it was Saliba instead of Raya that Solanke was up against, the ref never thinks about his whistle. Raya wasn’t in a uniquely vulnerable position as a keeper - he was trying to establish position to get to the ball.

Moot point in the end. Arsenal are surging to the finish.
 

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Burnley have utterly collapsed after a strong start, 0-3 to Newcastle and it’s not even halftime.
 

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This Forest - Sheffield game is wildly entertaining. Probably should be 3-2 but the lack of finishing may explain their spots in the table.
 

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Watkins just sent Dunk sliding on his belly with a quick one touch cut back. Great stuff.
 

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West Ham has very strong "wonder where I'll be playing next year and who the manager will be if it's here" vibes
 

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Brighton finally break through. When they’re on, it’s such pretty soccer.

Adingra is so good.

Edit: Long VAR check on this…looks to me like he’s even with the ball but it will come down to shoe size?

Double edit: called off. This was one where the margins are too fine for VAR to parse.
 

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Olsen saves the PK! But the rebound comes straight back to Jao Pedro, who nods home.
 

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Robbo!!! A bit sloppy but in the net.

edit: the passing was incisive, but I was expecting Mo to bury that chance. Fortunate that Robbo crash the net.
 

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All this game is missing now is a couple of questionable Spurs red cards and maybe a wrongly disallowed goal.