Midweek Results, Pt II: Best Laid Plans

Midweek Results, Pt II: Best Laid Plans

Don’t panic, Marek. There’s so much gel in there, the ball is more likely to burst than your hairdo suffer any damage. Image: Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images.

Y’know, this results post is about as far from comprehensive as it’s possible to be without actually failing to produce one at all.

On the plus side, we’ve got most of our pressies wrapped, festive manicures booked and the power outages in the office due to cheap tree lights are down to about three an hour.

Are you as ready for a break as we are?


Aston Villa 1-2 Arsenal

Looks like we weren’t the only ones to be surprised by Yossi Benayoun’s appearance on the scoresheet. Image: REUTERS/Darren Staples.


Fulham 0-5 Man Utd

At least The Berb made it look like his goal was part of a clever plan to enhance his cool quotient. Image: Clive Rose/Getty Images.


Man City 3-0 Stoke

Mario Balotelli also had a clever plan, this one involving his hair. Unfortunately, it went horribly wrong at the last minute and he ended up with this monstrosity on his head. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES.


Wigan 0-0 Liverpool

Meanwhile at the DW Stadium, Luis Suarez had worked out that if he blended in with his team-mates, Wigan fans would find it hard to target him for abuse. Sadly, this worked a little too well as the entire team thought they were Suarez and joined him in missing the target. Image: Michael Steele/Getty Images.


Serie A

Inter Milan 4-1 Lecce

These two are developing quite the little goal celebration ritual, aren’t they? We’re keeping ‘em crossed that synchronised shirt removal is next on the agenda. Image: REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo.


Bologna 0-2 Roma

A tactic that might have been safer for the Roma team, whose ‘pile on and pray’ goal celebration looked likely to end in serious injury. Or at least a nasty skinned knee. Image: Mario Carlini/Iguana Press/Getty Images.


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