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Best of Twitter – BPL Round 3

These days, the Barclays Premier League is about so much more than just what happens on the field of play. Here are a selection of the best reactions to Week 3, as seen on Twitter.

Manchester United 0-0 Newcastle

A dull 0-0 draw at Old Trafford wasn’t what the doctor ordered for Louis van Gaal’s charges. The plot lines wrote themselves in a week that saw them miss out on Pedro, who opted to move to Chelsea after looking almost certain to be lining up for the Red Devils. It’s just the latest in a long line of transfers that United have failed to get over the line…

Wayne Rooney came in for yet more criticism after another below-par display. It seems the United skipper can’t even buy a goal at this point!

Despite Rooney’s bluntness up top, United still had their fair share of chances to win the game. They fired in 20 shots, 8 of them on target, and their 69% possession yielded 11 corners. But no matter what they threw at the Geordies, Newcastle keeper Tim Krul just refused to be beaten.

West Brom 2-3 Chelsea   The Blues have also started the season slowly, but were markedly improved at the Hawthorns on Sunday. They may have been lucky to come away with all three points in the end, but they should kick on from here after picking up their first win of the league season. To top it all off, a goal and an assist on debut for Pedro rubbed salt into United’s wounds.  

 

 

Arsenal 0-0 Liverpool

Arsenal fans have been crying out for a new striker to fire them to glory, and had put all their eggs in the Karim Benzema basket. Unfortunately for the Gooner faithful, Real Madrid’s French star tweeted on Monday that he would be going nowhere, sending Arsenal twitter into an absolute meltdown.

The dejected fans arrived at the Emirates on Monday evening hoping a flurry of goals would cheer them up, but instead were indebted to their keeper Petr Cech for keeping them in the game. The former Chelsea keeper pulled off a series of blinding saves to keep a rampant Liverpool at bay, ultimately earning his new side a point on the night.

 

Having beaten Liverpool 4-1 in last season’s corresponding fixture, several Arsenal fans were confident heading into the encounter. One of them might be regretting his optimism today…

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