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Here’s What We Learnt This Weekend #15

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So after the latest week of the Premier League season, here’s what we learnt this weekend:

Firstly we’ve learnt that Harry Redknapp apparently has never complained about a referee’s performance in over 30 years in the game after he complained about his Spurs team being on the wrong side of a handful of decisions at the Briatannia against Stoke City.

Why ‘Arry had to imply that he’s never complained about referees was very strange as after all the man tipped to be the next England manager would never surely have criticised an official in the past would he? To be fair to Spurs, they shouldn’t have left the Black Country a beaten side. Now they have to dust themselves down or it could be a festive period to forget for them.

We’ve learnt that Wayne Rooney does know where the goal is after the out-of-form England striker bagged a brace in Manchester United’s 4-1 win over Wolves. The striker looked back to his best and has a habit of going on a scoring-streak whenever he’s come of the back of a barran spell.

United certainly are struggling with injuries at the moment so need all their star players who are fit to obviously produce. Nani showed his class again at the weekend scoring for the first time in the league since the club’s draw at Stoke City back in September and there’s no reason why both players can’t enjoy a productive spell over the festive period.

We’ve learnt that the signs look good up at Sunderland now that Martin O’Neill’s on board. The popular Ulsterman saw his side come from behind to beat Blackburn Rovers with two late goals sending the Stadium of Light into much-welcomed delirium.

It was somewhat ironic that Sebastian Larsson bagged their winner deep into stoppage-time a week after missing a penalty against Wolves that would have seen the Black Cats win what would have been their only their second away win of the season. The Swede’s a real talent and his free-kick was pure magic that left Paul Robinson in goal helpless to stop.

We’ve learnt that despite picking up four points in their last two games against Arsenal and Liverpool that life at Fulham could certainly be more comfortable. Whilst it’s fair to say that Martin Jol’s side were unlucky to lose at Swansea City it was a somewhat predictable result.

Swansea have a terrific record at home and have kept a stunning six clean sheets from eight games played at home so far. Michel Vorm has impressed for them and whilst purists may not like the way he unsettled Clint Dempsey forcing the American to wait to take his penalty at the weekend, his resulting save from the spot-kick was a good one.

Lastly we’ve learnt that Wigan could be turning the corner after their win over West Brom, that Grant Holt really is a beast in front of goal after scoring a brace againgst Newcastle and that Aston Villa’s win over Bolton will do wonders for them going into the festive period.

By Adam Dennehey @ADennehey87