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(BBC-US)   Midweek PL: Manchester City hosts Aston Villa, who haven't played since Jan 8th. Man United head down to London to face 2 win Fulham. First match at 1:00 pm ET, on NBCSN   (bbc.com) divider line
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2021-01-20 12:39:29 PM  
Go Villa/Fulham!
 
2021-01-20 12:43:32 PM  
Villa can win. Fulham? I think I have a better chance of winning the lottery tonight.
 
2021-01-20 1:21:07 PM  
Grealish with a nice taekwondo takedown turns Walker into a hobbler.
 
2021-01-20 1:27:36 PM  
City is slacking. 25 minutes in and no score?
 
2021-01-20 1:29:34 PM  
and Walker finally subs off 

he gave it his pointless all
 
2021-01-20 1:31:27 PM  
Mings takes a de Brain shot off his face and pretends it didn't hurt.
 
2021-01-20 1:31:50 PM  
Sterling looks like he's dropped 10 lbs. Covid weight loss?
 
2021-01-20 1:33:27 PM  
not enough weight to not block that shot

Sterling pulling a shift on the AVL D.
 
2021-01-20 1:38:04 PM  
Dean Smith will kill Pep if he isn't careful
 
2021-01-20 1:41:19 PM  
I can't in good conscience root for a team coached by anyone named Dean Smith.
 
2021-01-20 1:54:33 PM  
Just got back from errands. Scoreless at the break?  I'm impressed with Villa.
 
2021-01-20 2:11:52 PM  
The Traores should fight all the Mendies.
 
2021-01-20 2:12:07 PM  
Nice attack started by the Villa keeper, just one too many City players to get past
 
2021-01-20 2:12:40 PM  
Traore just needed some air on that strike.
 
2021-01-20 2:14:01 PM  
Bar makes a huge save
 
2021-01-20 2:19:16 PM  
KDB leaves looking hurt. Maybe by his slip and fall, maybe hurt by that human wrecking ball, Grealish.
 
2021-01-20 2:20:23 PM  
Wow.  Jesus could not sort his feet out to get the shot away.

Very fast paced game.
 
2021-01-20 2:21:22 PM  
Least boring nil nil in a while.
 
2021-01-20 2:22:06 PM  

medius: Least boring nil nil in a while.


No kidding.  I'm on the edge of my seat.
 
2021-01-20 2:22:10 PM  
That was a mess
 
2021-01-20 2:22:40 PM  
City spraying misses all over the place like a drunk man trying to hit the toilet.
 
2021-01-20 2:22:54 PM  
Gundogan can't finish.  His wife knows this first hand.
 
2021-01-20 2:23:50 PM  
Luis sends it right to Ederson.
 
2021-01-20 2:24:59 PM  
with a bit of a dive, AVL earn a dangerous free kick
 
2021-01-20 2:25:03 PM  
FFS.  3 on 2 and you neither shoot nor cross.
 
2021-01-20 2:25:23 PM  

harleyquinnical: medius: Least boring nil nil in a while.

No kidding.  I'm on the edge of my seat.


It hasn't disappointed at all, but I didn't expect these two to leave us wanting.
 
2021-01-20 2:26:16 PM  
that was a poor pass from citeh there
 
2021-01-20 2:26:20 PM  

desertgeek: harleyquinnical: medius: Least boring nil nil in a while.

No kidding.  I'm on the edge of my seat.

It hasn't disappointed at all, but I didn't expect these two to leave us wanting.


Me neither.  On paper, City wins easily, but this is a well defended game on both sides.
 
2021-01-20 2:26:56 PM  
Great sliding challenge to win the ball.
 
2021-01-20 2:27:23 PM  
Calls for hand ball.
 
2021-01-20 2:27:47 PM  
Jon Moss looking to book someone
 
2021-01-20 2:28:15 PM  
That second deflection looks like a hand ball to me.
 
2021-01-20 2:28:33 PM  
the edging continues
 
2021-01-20 2:28:37 PM  
Villa is defending like a fiend
 
2021-01-20 2:28:59 PM  

harleyquinnical: Calls for hand ball.


Not convinced it hit his hand and had it, it would've been a bit harsh to give a penalty there with where the hand was.

City should've scored there
 
2021-01-20 2:29:13 PM  
Gundo has a ball on his feet 2 yards from goal ... nope
 
2021-01-20 2:29:15 PM  
Mings with the latest block.
 
2021-01-20 2:29:15 PM  
a question that has been often asked of me comes to mind:

how did he not score there?
 
2021-01-20 2:29:40 PM  
City cannot score from point blank range.
 
2021-01-20 2:31:08 PM  
Foden's working his arse off
 
2021-01-20 2:32:08 PM  
Foden showing off some great moves.

And offside relieves the pressure.  Sterling relieved of duty for Mahrez.
 
2021-01-20 2:32:17 PM  
Afternoon all. I forgot City were playing. Villa hanging on so far, I see.
 
2021-01-20 2:32:48 PM  

HugeMistake: Afternoon all. I forgot City were playing. Villa hanging on so far, I see.


You have missed a great defensive matchup today.  This is a nail biter of a match.
 
2021-01-20 2:33:20 PM  
Ederson with a shot on goal
 
2021-01-20 2:35:12 PM  
Perfect sliding block there
 
2021-01-20 2:35:19 PM  

whither_apophis: Ederson with a shot on goal


That was rather surprising, considering the weather.
 
2021-01-20 2:35:39 PM  
That had OG written all over it
 
2021-01-20 2:35:57 PM  
Diaz prevents Ramsey from an effort on target.
 
2021-01-20 2:36:07 PM  
Another case of fumble foot
 
2021-01-20 2:36:41 PM  

whither_apophis: Another case of fumble foot


Looked like my golf swing that.
 
2021-01-20 2:36:52 PM  
Mings comes close to an OG
 
2021-01-20 2:38:08 PM  
Coming up on the 80' who has the legs to keep this up?
 
2021-01-20 2:38:30 PM  
Almost OGs at both ends, great blocks, a keeper with a shot in target.  This game has had everything but scoring.
 
2021-01-20 2:38:39 PM  
damnit
 
2021-01-20 2:38:40 PM  
Sivla with a strike!!  1-0
 
2021-01-20 2:38:52 PM  
Forgot this was on... lovely weather in Manchester this evening.

(It's not much better here, but we have wind as well)
 
2021-01-20 2:39:04 PM  
Villa lived on the edge too long. 

Like a slug crawling on the edge of a razor blade.
 
2021-01-20 2:39:17 PM  
Silva nets the opening goal.
 
2021-01-20 2:39:48 PM  

harleyquinnical: Almost OGs at both ends, great blocks, a keeper with a shot in target.  This game has had everything but scoring.


Well that aged poorly quickly
 
2021-01-20 2:40:13 PM  
Dean Smith sent to the showers.
 
2021-01-20 2:40:14 PM  

desertgeek: harleyquinnical: Almost OGs at both ends, great blocks, a keeper with a shot in target.  This game has had everything but scoring.

Well that aged poorly quickly


I'm good at that.
 
2021-01-20 2:40:29 PM  
And you're out!  Hit the showers
 
2021-01-20 2:40:53 PM  

medius: Dean Smith sent to the showers.


I think you mean he was sent to dry off
 
2021-01-20 2:40:55 PM  
Dean Smith with lots of words for Jon Moss.
 
2021-01-20 2:41:35 PM  
It ain't over
 
2021-01-20 2:42:47 PM  
Does that red card count for the Referees' League?
 
2021-01-20 2:43:34 PM  

HugeMistake: Does that red card count for the Referees' League?


He shows the card, I believe it counts.
 
2021-01-20 2:44:03 PM  

HugeMistake: Does that red card count for the Referees' League?


Sadly, no.
 
2021-01-20 2:44:46 PM  
twitter upset that rodri wasn't ruled as having interfered with play in an offside position on that goal
 
2021-01-20 2:48:10 PM  
Nice save by Martinez
 
2021-01-20 2:48:57 PM  
PK called for Citeh
 
2021-01-20 2:49:49 PM  
And handball, and there is no argument there.
 
2021-01-20 2:50:15 PM  
Cooly taken 2-0
 
2021-01-20 2:50:35 PM  
Dammit Villa
 
2021-01-20 2:55:26 PM  
Crowded top 5 and Everton still has 2 games in hand even
 
2021-01-20 2:57:22 PM  

whither_apophis: Crowded top 5 and Everton still has 2 games in hand even


Everton....ha ha ha ha ha ha
 
2021-01-20 3:00:07 PM  

dietbubba: whither_apophis: Crowded top 5 and Everton still has 2 games in hand even

Everton....ha ha ha ha ha ha


Teams in the mirror are closer than they appear
 
2021-01-20 3:01:06 PM  
If Dean Smith was bad about the no-offsides call...Gotta admit he's got a beef.  I agree with Danny
 
2021-01-20 3:02:17 PM  

dietbubba: If Dean Smith was bad about the no-offsides call...Gotta admit he's got a beef.  I agree with Danny


Yeah, I mean; we're both a bit biased against City, but that really shouldn't be allowed.
 
2021-01-20 3:02:50 PM  

whither_apophis: dietbubba: whither_apophis: Crowded top 5 and Everton still has 2 games in hand even

Everton....ha ha ha ha ha ha

Teams in the mirror are closer than they appear


If Everton win their game in hand they would go above Liverpool.

Just saying.
 
2021-01-20 3:04:04 PM  
Matt Critchley @MattCritchley1
2m
Premier League are telling us that the offside is cancelled the moment that Mings chests the ball down. So becomes a new phase of play. But, to me, doesn't seem fair that a player can challenge for a ball from behind having previously been in an offside position? 🤷♂
 
2021-01-20 3:04:45 PM  

HugeMistake: whither_apophis: dietbubba: whither_apophis: Crowded top 5 and Everton still has 2 games in hand even

Everton....ha ha ha ha ha ha

Teams in the mirror are closer than they appear

If Everton win their game in hand they would go above Liverpool.

Just saying.


I can't hear you
 
2021-01-20 3:05:21 PM  

desertgeek: Matt Critchley @MattCritchley1
2m
Premier League are telling us that the offside is cancelled the moment that Mings chests the ball down. So becomes a new phase of play. But, to me, doesn't seem fair that a player can challenge for a ball from behind having previously been in an offside position? 🤷♂


No one knowing what a rule is? I am shocked.
 
2021-01-20 3:14:44 PM  
Some interesting insight from Rio Ferdinand on BT just now. He points out that the last minute win for City will have taken the wind out of the United players, they would've been getting hyped to go out and smash this off the back of City dropping points, but now they have to win to hold onto top spot.
 
2021-01-20 3:21:46 PM  
FULL OF HAM!
 
2021-01-20 3:21:52 PM  
Well, hello Fulham!
 
2021-01-20 3:22:16 PM  
Soooper close to offside
 
2021-01-20 3:22:34 PM  
And it counts!
 
2021-01-20 3:22:42 PM  
Hamful make a goalful 

Have looked the livelier side at the start and that's well deserved.
 
2021-01-20 3:23:26 PM  
Dammit
 
2021-01-20 3:24:39 PM  
wait, did i make today's preds?

the predictor league is being weird.  sunday's games were part of a new set.  the week ended saturday?  

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2021-01-20 3:25:05 PM  
I'm dropping more points unnecessarily than Spurs.
 
2021-01-20 3:25:10 PM  
Apparently that was onside by an armpit.
 
2021-01-20 3:26:50 PM  
The predictor did move a lot of games around once more games were postponed.
 
2021-01-20 3:27:07 PM  
Pogba with a yellow
 
2021-01-20 3:27:15 PM  
if I had made my preds earlier, I might be looking at 7 of 9 instead I've only got 3 out of the last 4 matches.  

and I picked this (match #4) as 1-1. so might still get it.
 
2021-01-20 3:31:56 PM  
Several Utd players don't seem to be clear about what position they are playing.

Also I remain unconvinced about Cavani.
 
2021-01-20 3:37:48 PM  
Post ... ball not cleared and Fulham punished 1-1
 
2021-01-20 3:38:31 PM  
Keeper gotta do better than that
 
2021-01-20 3:38:33 PM  

HugeMistake: Several Utd players don't seem to be clear about what position they are playing.

Also I remain unconvinced about Cavani.


That aged well.

I think I've made a ...
 
2021-01-20 3:39:26 PM  

dietbubba: Keeper gotta do better than that


not quite a punch, definitely not a catch
 
2021-01-20 3:40:18 PM  
Fernandes woke up
 
2021-01-20 3:51:06 PM  
Roonandes
 
2021-01-20 4:40:25 PM  
Pogba!
 
2021-01-20 4:40:44 PM  
ManU is having a problem staying onside this half.
 
2021-01-20 4:41:31 PM  

HugeMistake: Pogba!


My stream is a minute behind.
1-2
 
2021-01-20 4:42:21 PM  
Cavani almost makes it three. I should doubt him more often
 
2021-01-20 4:43:41 PM  
Areola with a terrific save to keep Ful of Ham in the game.
 
2021-01-20 4:44:33 PM  

Chimpy McSquirrel: Areola with a terrific save to keep Ful of Ham in the game.


I was beginning to think I was the only person still watching
 
2021-01-20 4:53:58 PM  
One more please, and then my stomach might unclench a little bit
 
2021-01-20 4:58:27 PM  
Rubenoooney
 
2021-01-20 5:07:40 PM  
Late late corner for Fulham
 
2021-01-21 7:21:30 PM  
Pep is winning this farking title, isn't he? Goddammit.
 
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