Everything changes at Newcastle – but not the result

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October 19, 2021
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    Steve Bruce holds his head in a top football tweets branded imageSteve Bruce's Newcastle lost in front of the club's new owners

    Steve Bruce and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are under pressure, Mohamed Salah is in a league of his own, Southampton beat the algorithm, and it went from banter to brawl in Rome.

    Here are some of the best tweets from the weekend's football.

    1. Some things haven't changed at Newcastle

    Newcastle hosted Tottenham on Sunday in their first match since their takeover, which is backed by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund.

    But after a disappointing 3-2 defeat, questions remain over manager Steve Bruce's future.

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    New chairman Yassir Al-Rumayyan and part-owner Amanda Staveley was at St James' Park to watch it all, alongside some other familiar faces.

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    Defeat left Newcastle in the relegation zone – and they are yet to win a league game this season.

    Newcastle United 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur: I'll carry on until I hear otherwise – Bruce

    2. Mo of the same

    After scoring a brilliant individual goal against Manchester City last time out, Mohamed Salah may actually have managed to net a better one in the 5-0 win over Watford on Saturday.

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    Roberto Firmino took home the match ball after netting a hat-trick, and Sadio Mane also made history.

    View more on instagramWatford 0-5 Liverpool: Salah is best player in the world – Klopp

    3. Think smart, drink smart

    West Ham manager David Moyes returned to Goodison Park on Sunday to inflict Everton's first home defeat of the season.

    And goalkeeper Jordan Pickford certainly couldn't be accused of not doing his homework before the match.

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    4. Southampton 1-0 Supercomputer

    A goal from Armando Broja on his first Premier League start gave Southampton their first league win of the season as they beat Leeds.

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    5. How is this so true?

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    There is no metric to quantify this opinion, but somehow it feels undeniably correct.

    A very spirited performance from Toney and Brentford was not enough as they lost 1-0 to Chelsea on Saturday. They had 17 shots but Edouard Mendy was impossible to beat.

    6. New players, same Ole problems

    Leicester City beat Manchester United 4-2 in a thriller at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

    Before the match, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had told the press that striker Marcus Rashford (who scored United's second) needed to "prioritise his football".

    After the match, the main questions were for Solskjaer.

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    7. The long game

    Elsewhere, Sergio Aguero made his long-awaited Barcelona debut as they beat Valencia 3-1 and Charlie Adam scored on his return from injury for Dundee.

    The two seemingly unrelated events are linked by a tweet from 2011.

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    8. Friendly fire

    One of the more remarkable scenes from the weekend occurred when Glentoran keeper Aaron McCarey lashed out at one of his own team-mates.

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    9. Did he forget which team he was on?

    There was also a bizarre incident at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday, when a bit of misjudged banter ended up in a brawl.

    After Lazio came back to beat least year's Serie A champions Inter Milan 3-1, former Inter player Luiz Felipe Ramos Marchi jumped on the shoulders of his old team-mate Joaquin Correa, to celebrate. It didn't go down well.

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    10. A win for Yorkshire

    And, finally, big news for fans of the Plantagenets, as it's confirmed that this depiction of the last King of York will be returning to a home crowd

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