EPL Game Week 05– 2022/23 Season Premier League Tips – John Newsome

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The highlight games for the mid-week action are LIVERPOOL versus NEWCASTLE and LEICESTER versus MANCHESTER UNITED. Our feature columnist, John Newsome previews these as well as all game week 5 matches with his unique and insightful commentary. You can view all previous analysis from John’s regular column here: English Premier League Predictions For Saturday.

Please note all prices quoted below were correct at the time of publication

Game Week-5

All these midweek fixtures are shown live on BT Sport.

Tuesday 30th


19.30 in England

Fulham took the lead at the Emirates on Saturday in the late afternoon kickoff, when Aleksandar Mitrovic took advantage of a mistake by one of the 3-Angels, with the Big Serbian nicking the ball and slotting home just before the hour mark.

In truth, Marco Silva’s Cottagers were 2nd-best throughout the game at Craven Cottage and the goal kicked Arsenal into life, who scored twice to inflict the defeat on Fulham by a 2-1 scoreline.

It’s the 1st-defeat of the campaign for Marco’s Boys who are left with 5-points from a win, 2 draws and now a loss, from the opening 4 fixtures.

Not a bad start but things will be tough throughout the season as Bournemouth found out at Anfield on Saturday.

There were never going to be many goals at the Amex on Saturday, with a prediction of 1-1 coming from this EveryTip column.

After a goalless 1st-half, Pascal Gross scored the opener against Leeds United to calm the Seagulls’ nerve.

With no further goals, the 1-1 draw didn’t materialise, instead, Graham Potter’s men got the victory by a 1-0 scoreline.

Brighton sit 4th in the table, with the same 10-points as Man City and Tottenham from 3-wins and a draw.

A brilliant start for the Wizards.

The Marching On Together crew weren’t happy, having their chips attacked by the Seagulls on the Brighton front.

When Fulham were last in the Premier League for the 2020/21 campaign, the fixture against Brighton, both at Craven Cottage and the Amex ended in a draw by a 0-0 score.

Betfred offer Fulham at 11/5, the draw at 12/5 and 11/8 for Brighton to come away with all 3-points.

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19.30 in England

Crystal Palace scored 2-early goals at the Etihad on Saturday, giving Patrick’s Eagles a lead at the break.

Palace’s opener came from a good free kick by Eberechi Eze but was credited with a Man City own goal after 4-minutes before Joachim Andersen powered home a superb header to make the half-time cup of tea taste sweet.

Pep Guardiola got into his boys at the interval which inspired the home team to come out and score twice to make the scores level with half an hour remaining.

Unfortunately for the travelling Eagle Ultras, City scored another 2 to stage a great comeback and inflict a defeat on Mr Vieira’s men by a 4-2 scoreline.

Crystal Palace have 4-points from the opening 4-fixtures.

2-losses, a win and a draw.

Brentford conceded an Everton goal midway through the 1st-half to go in at the break trailing.

Vitaly Janelt scored a late equaliser at the Brentford Community Stadium and with no further goals, both shared the points from a draw by a 1-1 score.

Thomas Frank’s Bees have 5-points from the opening 4-fixtures, 2-draws, a win and a loss.

In both fixtures last season between Crystal Palace and Brentford, at Selhurst Park and the Brentford Community Stadium, the scorers weren’t required with both games ending in a draw by a 0-0 scoreline.

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19.45 in England

Southampton held out Manchester United for 55-minutes on Saturday and in truth were the more attacking side, however, as is always the case in football, it is the goal-scored column that decides games and the Saints couldn’t score.

United scored just before the hour mark at St Mary’s to inflict a defeat on the home team by a 1-0 score.

That’s 4-points, 2 losses, a win and a draw from the opening 4 fixtures.

The Saints faithful shouldn’t worry too much as their team played well with great performances from Armel Bella-Kotchap, Mohammed Salisu and James Ward-Prowse, with Jim showing the Manchester United Midfield what was missing at Old Trafford.

This EveryTip column has stated on numerous occasions that the United hierarchy should at least make a bid for the Three Lions player, just to see if Southampton would do business.

At Stamford Bridge on Saturday, Chelsea were reduced to 10 men midway through the 1st-half when Conor Gallagher received 2-quick fire Yellow Cards and the ultimate Red, to allow the lad to put the kettle on for his mates’ half-time cup of tea.

Conor’s indiscretion didn’t affect the result, with Thomas’s Blue Engines, gaining a victory against Brendan’s Foxes by a 2-1 scoreline, as predicted in this EveryTip column last week.

After a goalless 1st-half, Raheem Sterling scored twice to give the 10-men a lead.

Leicester did score soon after Raheem’s 2nd but with no further goals, the home team hung on for a well-deserved victory.

The win leaves Chelsea with 7-points from 2-wins, a draw and a loss.

The Champions League Group Stage starts at the beginning of September, earlier this year due to the World Cup in November.

Chelsea have home and away fixtures against RB Salzburg, AC Milan and Dinamo Zagreb.

Wreck-It Ralph’s Saints were annihilated when Thomas’s Blue Engines last visited St Mary’s with Chelsea getting the away-day victory over Southampton by a 6-0 scoreline.

First-half goals from Marcos Alonso, Mason Mount, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz gave the Blues a convincing lead at the break.

Timo Werner and Mason Mount added their 2nd-goals of the game to leave Thomas Tuchel victorious over Ralph Hasenhuttl.

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20.00 in England

After a stunning victory against Chelsea at Elland Rd last Sunday, Leeds United headed the long-distance South to the Amex to take on Brighton.

Unfortunately for Jesse Marsch’s Whites, Brighton scored the only goal of the game midway through the 2nd-half to inflict a defeat on the away team by a 1-0 scoreline.

Leeds have 7-points from 2-wins, a draw and a loss from the opening 4-games and despite the first defeat of this new campaign, it is still a good start for the Elland Rd outfit.

The West Yorkshire puddings weren’t happy with the Seagulls nicking their fish and chips, with one of the puddings, at one point, seen head-butting a bird.

Marching On Together.

Frank Lampard’s Everton scored the opener against Brentford at the Community Stadium on Saturday, with the Chelsea target, Anthony Gordon getting the goal midway through the 1st-half.

Brentford did score an equaliser with 6-minutes remaining and with no further goals, both teams shared the points from a draw by a 1-1 scoreline.

Everton have 2-points from 2-draws and 2 losses in the opening 4 fixtures completed.

Ex-Brighton Striker, Neal Maupay comes into Goodison Park for a fee of around £16 Million.

Everton definitely needed another Forward, however, it’s a question as to whether Neal is signed to partner Anthony Gordon or is Anthony on his way South to the Capital?

Chelsea have made a reported £60 Million bid for AG, however, that figure is not confirmed.

There are a few days remaining until the Transfer Window closes so a deal might be done but Frank will want to hold onto the youngster, who Tottenham are also eying up and could come in with a late bid.

Matheus Klich scored just before the half-time whistle to cancel out an earlier Dominic Calvert-Lewin goal, taking both teams in level at the break, when Rafa Benitez took his Toffees to Elland Rd last season to face Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites.

Demarai Gray scored for Everton soon after the restart before Raphinha once again equalised for the home team.

With no further goals, both shared the points from a draw by a 2-2 score.

The fixture last season was a Game Week-2 affair that took place almost 12 months ago to the day on the 21st of August 2021.

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Wednesday 31st


19.30 in England

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

After seeing Liverpool struggle against Manchester United on Monday Night Football, Scott Parker would have fancied Bournemouth’s chances of an upset at Anfield on Saturday.

Then the referee blew his whistle and the goals rained in as follows.



3- Luis Diaz 1-0
6- Harvey Elliott 2-0
28- Trent Alexander-Arnold 3-0
31- Roberto Firmino 4-0
45- Virgil Van Dijk 5-0

The Cherry’s needed their half-time cup of tea, however, the onslaught continued soon after the restart.

46- Chris Mepham (OG) 6-0
62- Roberto Firmino 7-0
80- Fabio Carvalho 8-0
85- Luis Diaz 9-0

A devastating defeat against Jurgen’s Reds at Anfield by a 9(Nine!)-0 scoreline.

It’s the 4th score of 9-0 over the 30 years of the Premier League.

Manchester United 9 Ipswich 0 March 1995.

Southampton 0 Leicester 9 October 2019.

Manchester United 9 Southampton 0 February 2021.

Unfortunately for Scott Parker and his Cherries, that’s a win and 3-losses from the opening 4-fixtures.

Four Stripes Scott knows it will be a tough old season so just needs to regroup after this devastating defeat and try to instil some confidence into the Bournemouth goalkeeper, Mark Travers, who spent Saturday evening rubbing Voltarol on his sore back, gained from bending down to pick the ball out of the net.

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear!

Wolves got a well-deserved point in Sunday’s fixture against Newcastle at Molineux.

After Conor Coady’s departure, Ruben Neves takes over the Captain’s armband and the Portuguese Midfielder didn’t let his side down, scoring a superb opener in the 38th minute to give the home team a lead at the break.

Raul Jimenez thought he’d scored a 2nd for Wolves but the dreaded VAR advised the on-field referee, Peter Bankes, to check the monitor for a potential foul in the buildup.

As most now know, once this is done, the original decision is usually changed and the referee cancelled out the goal.

In truth, Peter should have blown for a foul straight away to prevent the confusion.

It was a foul.

Wolves did concede an equaliser and despite a concerted effort by Newcastle to try and get the winner, the game finished in a draw by a 1-1 score, with both sharing the points.

Bruno’s Gold and Blacks have 2-points from 2 draws and 2 losses.

Something to build on.

It was November 2019, when Wolves last visited the Vitality to take on Bournemouth.

Eddie Howe was at the Cherries helm, with Nuno Espírito Santo guiding the Gold and Blacks.

Joao Moutinho and Raul Jimenez scored for Wolves before the half-time whistle, to give the away team a lead at the break.

Simon Francis was shown 2-Yellow Cards and the subsequent Red to enable the Defender to put the kettle on for his mates’ half-time cup of tea.

The 10-men of Bournemouth did score a consolation goal after the break, Steve Cook with the 2nd-half header.

Unfortunately, for the home Cherries, Nuno’s Gold and Blacks held on for the away day victory by a 2-1 scoreline.

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***Premier League Team of the Week***

GOALKEEPER- Mark Travers- Bournemouth

RIGHT-BACK- Trent Alexander-Arnold- Liverpool

CENTRE-BACK- Virgil Van Dijk- Liverpool

CENTRE-BACK- Lisandro Martinez- Manchester United

LEFT-BACK- Tyrell Malacia- Manchester United

MIDFIELDER- Pablo Fornals- West Ham

MIDFIELDER- Ruben Neves- Wolves

MIDFIELDER- Bruno Fernandes- Manchester United

FORWARD- Roberto Firmino- Liverpool

FORWARD- Erling Haaland- Man City

FORWARD- Luis Diaz- Liverpool

STAR MAN- Erling Haaland- Man City


19.30 in England

Mikel’s Young Guns, wearing a fetching Pink away strip got the victory against Fulham in the late Saturday afternoon kickoff at Craven Cottage by a 2-1 scoreline.

One of the 3-Angels, Gabriel dilly-dallied on the ball in the area allowing Aleksandar Mitrovic to nip in and smash past Aaron Ramsdale to take a surprise lead just after the break.

Martin Odegaard, who was superb throughout the game, putting in an excellent Captain’s performance, scored an equaliser just after Big Mit’s opener.

That’s Martin’s 3rd-goal of the campaign.

Angel Gabriel made up for his error in the 85th minute by tapping home the winner from a scrambled corner that confused the Fulham players.

The goal not only secured the victory over Fulham but maintained Arsenal’s 100% start to the new season and put Pep 2’s Gunners back to the summit of the Premier League after Pep 1’s Blues had temporarily replaced Arsenal for a couple of hours.

Both Arsenal and Man City have played fixtures against Crystal Palace and Bournemouth, with the Gunners also facing Leicester and Fulham.

City’s other 2-fixtures were against Newcastle and West Ham.

All Mikel Arteta can concentrate on is the games his boys have to face and at the moment, an 100% record is pretty good.

Arsenal are in Europe again after not needing the passport last season.

The Gunners face PSV Eindhoven, Bodo/Glimt and FC Zurich in the Europa League Group stages.

Bodo/Glimt are a Norwegian team, not an extra in the Hobbit film franchise.

Aston Villa suffered another defeat on Sunday, the 3rd of the campaign so far.

In the clash of the Claret and Blues at Villa Park, a single Hammers strike in the 2nd-half was the difference between the two clubs, with David Moyes Boys getting the victory over Steven Gerrard‘s team by a 1-0 away day scoreline.

Aston Villa have 3-points from 1-win and 3-losses out of the opening 4 fixtures.

Tyrone Mings was absent from Stevie G’s squad supposedly due to illness.

Watch this space as there could be an issue between the England Defender and the ex-England Midfielder.

Let’s get the Partay started on a Friday night.

Thomas Partay opened the scoring against Aston Villa last season in a Friday Night game at the Emirates.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tapped home in 1st-half injury time to give the home team a comfortable lead at the break.

‘Tapped home’ as Pierre-Emerick had seen his penalty saved by the Villa ‘keeper that came straight back to the Striker.

Emile Smith-Rowe added a 3rd-goal just after the restart before Jacob Ramsey scored a consolation for the away team with time running out.

Aston Villa were under the guidance of Dean Smith at the time who didn’t last much longer before Stevie G was appointed.

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19.30 in England

Man City are so confident of retaining the Premier League title that Pep’s High Flying Blues are starting to give the opposition a 2-goal advantage.

At the Etihad on Saturday, Crystal Palace scored twice before the half-time cup of tea to leave the home team trailing at the break.

This was following last week’s fixture against Newcastle where the Magpies also took a 2-goal advantage.

City drew the game at St James Park but went one better at home at the weekend, with Bernardo Silva scoring to halve the deficit just after the restart.

It was then the Erling Haaland show, with the Norwegian/Leeds guy scoring a superb 19-minute hat-trick to give Man City the victory over Crystal Palace by a 4-2 scoreline.

The Big Blonde Striker has now scored 6-goals in the opening 4-fixtures that as seen City win 3 and draw 1.

Pep’s High Flying Blues have the same 10-points as Tottenham and Brighton and sit 2nd in the table, 2-points adrift of Arsenal at the summit, who have a 100% record, 4-wins from 4 so far this term.

John Stones played again for Man City, the 2nd start in a row but was still a bit nervy and was credited with an own-goal for the Palace opener.

The mantra used to be,

When John Stones plays, City don’t concede.

A new mantra might have to start which will be,

When John Stones plays, City concede 7 (and counting!)

Granted, not a catchy mantra but nevertheless, something that the Barnsley Stone doesn’t want to become the norm.

Man City face Borussia Dortmund, Seville and FC Copenhagen in the Group Stages of the Champions League that starts on September 6th.

Erling Haaland facing Borussia Dortmund, interesting!

Nottingham Forest played well against Tottenham at the City Ground on Sunday, however, couldn’t penetrate the Spurs’ defence and went in at the break trailing by a goal to nil.

When Steve Cook handled the ball on the line and a penalty was awarded, it did look like Forest would fall further behind, however, Dean Henderson, who some consider being Manchester United’s best goalkeeper, made a terrific save from Harry Kane’s spot-kick.

Harry had converted the last 21 penalties taken for Spurs in the Premier League.

Tottenham and Harry Kane did score a 2nd to inflict the defeat on a plucky Nottingham Forest by a 2-0 away day scoreline.

Steve Cooper’s Tricky Trees have the same 4-points as Crystal Palace and Southampton from a win, a draw and 2 losses.

The new sensation at the Etihad, Erling Haaland will no doubt have his old man, Alf-Inge, telling stories of Mr Haaland Seniors time at the City Ground, donning a Nottingham Forest shirt back in the mid-1990s.

Nottingham Forest haven’t played at the Etihad in a league fixture since Man City moved there in 2003.

The last time that Forest faced City in the league was March 2002, when the current Premier League Champions were still at Maine Rd.

That was also when both teams were in the Championship.

The lineups put out that day were,

Man City-

Carlo Nash, Richard Dunne, Niclas Jensen, Sun Ji-Hai, Stuart Pearce, Steve Howey, Ali Benarbia, Kevin Horlock, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Shaun Goater and Darren Huckerby.


Lucien Mettomo for Richard Dunne 69th-minute
Jon Macken for Shaun Goater 73rd-minute
Tyrone Mears for Stuart Pearce 85th-minute

Nottingham Forest-

Darren Ward, Matthieu Louis-Jean, Jim Brennan, Jon-Olav Hjelde, Riccy Scimeca, Eugen Bopp, David Prutton, Andy Reid, Andy Gray and Marlon Harewood.


Brian Cash for Andy Reid 70th-minute
Craig Westcarr for Marlon Harewood 70th-minute
Gary Jones for Eugen Bopp 70th-minute

Darren Huckerby scored a superb hat-trick to give Kevin Keegan’s City the victory over Paul Hart’s Forest by a 3-0 scoreline.

Man City went on to finish top of the Championship and promotion to the Promised Land whilst Nottingham Forest finished 16th.

Even the ardent of the faithful couldn’t have imagined that Man City would be transformed into Premier League Champions, 10-years after that promotion season.

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19.30 in England

West Ham registered their 1st-victory of the new season by inflicting a defeat on Aston Villa by a 1-0 away-day scoreline.

After a goalless 1st-half, Pablo Fornals scored the solitary winning goal to give David Moyes Boys the win over Stevie G’s Claret and Blues.

The Hammers had suffered a defeat in the opening 3-fixtures and found themselves at the foot of the Premier League table, however, the win has lifted West Ham to 16th, with the same 3-points as Bournemouth and Aston Villa.

Gianluca Scamacca started in the Premier League for the first time, as suggested by John Newsome in last week’s column, with Michail Antonio starting on the bench, swapping places with Gianluca just after the hour mark.

West Ham have progressed to the Group Stages of the Europa Conference League and are in with Anderlecht of Belgium, FC Silkeborg of Denmark and FCSB from Romania.

In the Teddy Sheringham Derby at the City Ground on Sunday, Tottenham inflicted the defeat on a plucky Nottingham Forest by a 2-0 scoreline.

That man Harry Kane was the difference between the two teams in the 1st-half, scoring the opener after 5-minutes.

With no further goals, Tottenham went in at the break leading.

Spurs were then awarded a penalty and with Harry Kane on the pitch who has scored the last 21-spot kicks taken for Tottenham, it looked inevitable that the away team would double the lead.

Not so, as the usually impeccable Harry had his penalty saved by Manchester United’s best goalkeeper, who just happens to be out on loan at Nottingham Forest.

Harry Kane did eventually score a 2nd, heading home a superb cross from Richarlison to give Tottenham the away day victory by a 2-0 scoreline.

Antonio’s Spurs have the same 10-points as Man City and Brighton from 2-wins and a daw.

Currently, 2-points adrift of the North London rivals Arsenal.

Tottenham’s Champions League Group opponents are Marseille, Eintracht Frankfurt and Sporting Lisbon.

A single Michail Antonio goal, in the 2nd-half, was the difference between David Moyes Boys and Nuno Espírito Santo’s Spurs at the London Stadium last October, with West Ham getting the victory over Tottenham by a 1-0 score.

Nuno only lasted 1-more game then was sacked with Antonio Conte replacing the Portuguese boy.

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20.00 in England

Following Liverpool’s disastrous defeat against Manchester United on Monday Night, Jurgen wasn’t happy and simply stated, ‘Nein!’, when asked if the performance at Old Trafford was acceptable.

The players took that on board against Bournemouth on Saturday, scoring a sensational 9(Nine!) goals at Anfield against the Cherries.

If one asked the question, Liverpool scored a record 9-Premier League goals against Bournemouth on Saturday but how many of those 9, were scored by Mo Salah?

The answers given would vary from 1-9.

Liverpool inflicted a devastating defeat on Bournemouth by a 9-0 scoreline and the Egyptian King was responsible for none of them.


The goals went in as follows,

Liverpool 9 v Bournemouth 0


3- Luis Diaz 1-0
6- Harvey Elliott 2-0
28- Trent Alexander-Arnold 3-0
31- Roberto Firmino 4-0
45- Virgil Van Dijk 5-0

The Cherry’s needed their half-time cup of tea, however, the onslaught continued soon after the restart.

46- Chris Mepham (OG) 6-0
62- Roberto Firmino 7-0
80- Fabio Carvalho 8-0
85- Luis Diaz 9-0

Mo had a couple of clear-cut chances that weren’t converted which could have put the final scoreline in double figures for the first time in the Premier League’s 30-year existence.

Robert Firmino was superb throughout, scoring twice and assisting in 3 of the other 7.

Following the opening 2-draws and defeat at Old Trafford on Monday Night Football, Jurgen’s Reds needed to get back on track and although Bournemouth are this season’s new boys, Liverpool have already struggled against another newly promoted team.

A win was predicted but no one could foresee a victory by a 9-0 scoreline, matching,

Manchester United 9 Ipswich 0 March 1995.

Southampton 0 Leicester 9 October 2019.

Manchester United 9 Southampton 0 February 2021.

Liverpool have 5-points from a win, a loss and 2-draws in the opening 4-fixtures.

Mo was last seen sitting in the Anfield centre circle, scratching his Egyptian head, thinking,

‘9 goals and Mo didn’t score??’


Liverpool face Napoli, Ajax and Rangers in the Group Stages of the Champions League, with the first fixture being against Napoli on the 7th of September, which just happens to be John Newsome’s 53rd-Birthday.

Something to watch in the boozer!

Newcastle continued their unbeaten start to the campaign gaining a well-deserved point against Wolves at Molineux on Sunday afternoon.

After conceding a goal and trailing at the break, it did appear that the Magpies were going to fall further behind when Wolves scored a 2nd, however, despite an obvious foul in the buildup that was missed by the on-field referee Peter Bankes, the dreaded VAR came to the rescue and informed Peter to look at the monitor.

As one now knows, once this happens, the decision is usually overturned, as was the case.

Allan Saint-Maximin then scored a superb equaliser in the 90th minute, volleying the ball past a helpless Jose Sa.

There was an extra 10-minutes played and Newcastle nearly got the winner when the substitute, Elliott Anderson headed the ball against the crossbar.

The referee finally blew the whistle and both shared the points from a very entertaining draw by a 1-1 score.

Eddie Howe’s Magpies have 6-points from a win and 3-draws, which is a great start to the new campaign, however, Mr Howe would have liked at least one of the draws being converted into a victory.

Don’t be surprised if this game at Anfield produces another draw.

At Anfield last season, Eddie Howe was in the infancy of his tenure at Newcastle and witnessed his Magpies suffer an away-day defeat by a 3-1 scoreline.

Ex-Liverpool player, Jonjo Shelvey scored a superb goal after 7-minutes to give Newcastle a surprise early lead.

Unfortunately for the travelling Toon Army, that strike kicked Liverpool into life, with goals from Diogo Jota and Mo Salah giving the home team a lead at the break.

Trent Alexander-Arnold added a 3rd late on in proceedings to give Jurgen’s Reds the victory over Eddie’s Magpies.

As this is the 30th-Anniversary of the Premier League John Newsome would like to revisit a few games throughout the season that were featured in this EveryTip column back on the 24th of March 2020, when the first Lockdown was issued due to the Coronavirus situation.

There were 10-games featured in that column, however, only 5 of the fixtures, feature teams that are in this season’s Top Flight.

The first one that comes up is possibly the Greatest Premier League game of all time.


The Greatest Premier League Football Games of All Time

March 24, 2020, by Every Tip

‘Wednesday 3rd April 1996


It would be remiss of anyone doing a Top-10 Best Premier League Game Review not to include, possibly, the best game of them all, over the 27 years or so.

On a beautiful Spring Wednesday evening back in April 1996, Liverpool legend, Kevin Keegan, now manager of Newcastle, took his chargers down to Anfield and took part in an extraordinary game against Roy Evans’ Liverpool.

Robbie Fowler opened the scoring after just 2-minutes getting his head on the end of a superb cross from Stan Collymore.

Stan was a superb footballer who was very underrated.

If given a chance and under the current situation regarding the World, there will be plenty of chances, take the time to Google Stan Collymore and watch the lad over his career that started at Crystal Palace, then Southend.

Frank Clark, who had just taken over the hot seat at Nottingham Forest after the legend that was Brian Clough retired, signed Stan for Forest, where his sublime skills really began to shine.

Whilst not prolific in front of goal at Palace or Southend, Big Stan ran amok scoring plenty in a Forest side that suited his play.

Forest had been relegated at the end of the inaugural 1992/93 Premier League season and Sir Brian had earned his retirement.

Frank brought Stan in to score goals in Division 1, what is now known as the Championship and Stan did just that, helping Forest gain automatic promotion back to the Premier League after the 1-season hiatus.

Stan continued to score goals in the Premier League and it was rumoured Sir Alex Ferguson wanted to bring Mr Collymore to Old Trafford.

That move didn’t materialise but at the end of the 1994/95 season, the goals earned Collymore a move to Liverpool to join the Spice Boys, in what was, at the time, at £8 Million, an English Transfer Record.

Watch Stan with the ball, he is one of the dying breeds that can comfortably kick with both feet as shown in the cross that leads to Robbie Fowler’s opener.

Les Ferdinand quickly got Newcastle back on level terms after 10-minutes before David Ginola gave the Magpies the lead soon after Les’ goal.

With no more 1st-half goals, the teams went into the dressing rooms with Newcastle having the advantage and although 3-goals scored in the first 14-minutes, there weren’t many other signs that this was to turn into a classic.

Liverpool’s faithful nicknamed Robbie Fowler ‘God’ due to his goal-scoring prowess.

God equalised for the Reds soon after the restart, however, the equality didn’t last long as the Columbian sensation Faustino ‘Tino’ Asprilla immediately restored Newcastle’s lead, with a beautiful goal.

After providing the assist for Robbie Fowler’s 1st, Stan decided he wanted to get in on the goal-scoring act and equalised in the 68th minute.

With time up on the clock, the Game of the Decade was decided by Stan the Man who latched onto a pass from John Barnes and smashed the ball past Newcastle’s goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek.

The game was live on Sky Sports with the cameras quickly panning to Kevin Keegan who was slumped over the advertising hoarding in dismay.

On show at Anfield that Wednesday night for Liverpool, were David James, Mark Wright, John Scales, Neil Ruddock, Jason McAteer, Jamie Redknapp, John Barnes, Rob Jones, Steve McManaman, Stan Collymore and Robbie Fowler, with Ian Rush coming on as a substitute late on in the proceedings.

For Newcastle, Kevin chose, Pavel Srnicek, Steve Watson, Steve Howey, Philippe Albert, John Beresford, Peter Beardsley, David Batty, Robert Lee, David Ginola, Tino Asprilla and Les Ferdinand.

Bearing in mind, Newcastle were Top of the Premier League table and clear by 12-points in the February of 1996.

At the time of this game, Manchester United has overhauled the 12-point deficit and were now 3-points ahead of Mr Keegan’s Magpies, however, Newcastle had played 2-games less than United so it was still in Kevin’s hands.

Following this defeat against Liverpool and subsequent losses in April ‘96, Kevin Keegan provided one of the most explosive post-match interviews ever following Newcastle’s 1-0 victory against Leeds United on Sky Sports Monday Night Football.

Let’s just say ‘I would love it, love it!’

Manchester United went on to win the 1995/96 Premier League despite being 12-points adrift of Newcastle in February.

It’s fair to say that Sir Alex Ferguson got the better of Kevin Keegan that particular year, however, Double K did get revenge over Sir Alex a year later.

Liverpool 4 v Newcastle 3 will be remembered forever.’

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Thursday 1st


20.00 in England

Leicester sit at the foot of the Premier League table following Saturday’s defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Thomas’s Blue Engines got the victory over Brendan’s not-so-Wonderfuls by a 2-1 scoreline as predicted in this EveryTip column last week.

After seeing the home team reduced to 10 men midway through the 1st-half, the Foxes should have taken advantage of having the extra man, however, it was Chelsea that took the lead, scoring twice after the break.

Harvey Barnes did score for Leicester but it proved to be just a consolation with Chelsea holding out for the victory, to inflict the 3rd defeat from the opening 4-fixtures on Leicester.

The hosts on Saturday are rumoured to be taking Wesley Fofana from the King Power before Thursday’s deadline, so the Defender won’t be on show against Manchester United tonight.

That said, the Transfer Window slams shut, soon after the final whistle, so if the deal isn’t done, Wesley could be back for the next fixture against Brighton on Sunday.

Brendan Rodgers needs to turn the fortunes of his Wonderfuls around pretty quickly to get out of an early relegation battle.

Remember what was mentioned in last week’s column regarding a Premier League team that has won the title but were relegated?

The Foxes faithful won’t be thinking about that just yet but the boys need to start to perform or the King Power might be hosting Championship football next season.

Manchester United continued where they had left off from the Monday Night Football at St Mary’s in the early Saturday afternoon kickoff against Southampton.

In truth, Wreck-It Ralph’s Saint put in a stronger performance than Jurgen’s Reds and in a tight affair, Bruno Fernandes’ coolly taken strike just before the hour mark was the difference between the two teams.

Erik Ten Hag resisted the temptation to bring in the new signing Casemiro and stuck with the same starting eleven as against Liverpool.

Harry Maguire, Cristiano Ronaldo and Fred all sat on the bench, with CR7 seeing 22-minutes of game-time at the end and Fred coming on in the 92nd minute.

The enigmatic Brazilian was only on the pitch for 4-minutes but still managed to pick up a Yellow Card.

Casemiro was introduced by Erik towards the end of the proceedings, easing the ex-Galactico into life as a Green Devil.

Green, as the United away strip was all green in colour, resembling a Hi-Vis jacket.

There was an incident at the old Dell back in 1996, where Sir Alex Ferguson’s United played in a Grey away kit.

At half-time, the Grey Devils were trailing by 3 goals to nil, with the players all stating that the kit made them look invisible and couldn’t pass to each other.

At the break, Sir Alex made the team change into a Blue away kit, which did work as United won the 2nd-half by 1 goal to nil, however, the 3 goals scored by Southampton in the 1st against the Invisible Men, meant United suffered a defeat by a 3-1 scoreline.

Maybe that’s why Manchester United wore a Slime Green Hi-Viz strip for this trip to St Mary’s.

Erik The Red stuck to his guns with the lineup against Southampton which is a credit to the Dutchman as it would be quite easy to have reinstated Harry Maguire and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The two, along with Fred might just find themselves on the sidelines for a while.

Casemiro could come in for Scott McTominay, however, Scott is slightly better without Fred at the side of him.

All in all, the last 2-fixtures have at least shown signs of an improvement under Erik and depending on the starting lineup, this will determine Manchester United’s results in the coming weeks.

If Mr Ten Hag continues without Harry, Cristiano and Fred then United will be all the better for that decision.

It’s been well documented in this EveryTip column over the past 18 months as to the failings at Old Trafford so no need to go over old ground, however, when placing a bet on United, it’s worth waiting until the team sheet is handed in to see who’s playing.

John Newsome is proud of the fact of sticking with the narrative given over the past 2-years, which others initially didn’t agree with but are now starting to accept that John was right all along.

With Harry Maguire, Cristiano Ronaldo and Fred, Manchester United will struggle and the opposition will overrun the team, however, without the 3, a victory is much more likely.

Manchester United’s Europa League campaign kicks off on the 8th of September, in a Group with, Real Sociedad, Omonia Nicosia of Cypress and Sheriff Tiraspol from Moldova.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was still in charge of Manchester United for last season’s visit to the King Power Stadium.

Mason Greenwood scored for United after 19-minutes, however, the lead didn’t last long with Youri Tielemans equalising for the Foxes, 2-minutes later, to take both teams in level at the break.

Caglar Soyuncu scored midway through the 2nd-half before Marcus Rashford added a 2nd for the away team to make the score 2-2.

Jamie Vardy immediately restored Leicester’s advantage, scoring within seconds of the United equaliser.

With time running out, Patson Daka added a 4th-Foxes goal to give Brendan’s Wonderful’s the victory by a 4-2 scoreline.

Betfred offer Leicester at 13/5, the draw at 11/4 and 21/20 for Manchester United to come away with all 3-points.

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Game Week-5 (1997/98)

Saturday 30th August 1997



15.00 in England

‘Danny Wilson’s Red and White Army, Danny Wilson’s Red and White Army’, was the innovative ditty that the Oakwell faithful would sing in tune (well some were!) when the Super Reds of Barnsley took the field either home or away.

This was the first fixture of the Premier League campaign that John Newsome missed and the first Barnsley game missed in a while.

John had a reason, not necessarily a good one but a reason nevertheless, as one of this EveryTip contributors old mates, decided to get married and he and the intended ball and chain chose Saturday the 30th of August 1997 as the ‘Big Day!’

In the lads’ infinite wisdom, Jason asked John Newsome to be the ‘Best Man!’

Bad decision!

To be fair, the Wedding Day was pre-booked before the knowledge that Barnsley FC had been promoted to the Promised Land but any football fan who books a wedding after the season has started, is a fool in waiting.

The football season runs from August to May, every year, for a reason, so that folk, whether girls and boys, girls and girls, boys and boys, or nowadays, gender-neutral individuals, can book their intended nuptials for the months of June and July.

Jason and the B and C had booked the wedding for Saturday 30th of August 1997 and John was the Best Man, which in itself is a contradiction in terms.

Before the 1997/98 Premier League fixtures were published, John did make it clear to Jason, that if the game on the 30th of August was a home fixture against Manchester United or Liverpool, then this EveryTip contributor would not be at the wedding!

How Jason and the wife laughed at that statement, assuming John Newsome was joking.

He wasn’t!

As it turned out, Barnsley were paired with Derby County with the added bonus that the 5th-fixture of the Premier League campaign was away, so it was a day in a suit, at a Church, then at a hotel for the aftermath.

Derby County-

Mart Poom, Chris Powell, Igor Stimac, Christian Daily, Jacob Laursen, Stefano Eranio, Lee Carsley, Robin Van De Laan, Francesco Baiano, Ashley Ward and Jonathan Hunt.


Gary Rowett for Stefano Eranio 53rd-minute
Paul Trollope for Igor Stimac 72nd-minute
Dean Sturridge for Francesco Baiano 76th-minute


Lars Leese, Nicky Eaden, Adie Moses, Arjan De Zeew, Darren Bernard, Eric Tinkler, Neil Redfearn, Matty Appleby, Andy Liddell, Clint Marcelle and Georgi Hristov.


Darren Sheridan for Darren Barnard 34th-minute
John Hendrie for Clint Marcelle 57th-minute
Paul Wilkinson for Georgi Hristov 61st-minute

In a tight affair at Pride Park, which had been built as a replacement for the old Baseball Ground and was Derby County’s new home for the start of this 1997/98 Premier League campaign, the home team were awarded a ‘home team penalty’ just before the half-time cup of tea.

Stefano Eranio converted to give Derby the lead at the break and with no further goals, Barnsley suffered an away day defeat by a 1-0 scoreline.

This was the first competitive fixture to be completed at the new stadium in front of 27,232 fans.

‘Completed’ as the inaugural competitive fixture in Derby County’s 1997/98 Premier League campaign against Wimbledon was abandoned as the hierarchy at the club had forgotten to pay the Electricity bill resulting in the floodlights failing just after half-time.

So little old Barnsley were part of Derby County and Pride Park’s history.

Back in Barnsley, bearing in mind there were no mobile phones that had Apps to instantly give live scores, it was just a case of asking the barman (or woman) at the Wedding venue,

‘How are the Reds doing?’

‘Losing 1-0!’

There was a ‘design flaw’ regards the Wedding ceremony, that being Jason and Andrea got married at the church at 12.30.

Then decided to spend 4-hours taking photos which throws up the question,

What does one do, on a beautiful Summer’s day, at a Wedding when the Bride and Groom are having their photos taken for 4 hours?

The answer is, to get royally drunk with the mates and partners which results in the ‘Best Man’ being unable to function properly later in the day.

The speech was non-existent!

Sorry, Jason and Andrea, one can only apologise.

John Newsome did offer up the opportunity that if this EveryTip contributor ever got married then Jason and the Argonaut could come and ruin his day (obviously the imminent Spouse would have already done that!)

Twenty-five years on, that day hasn’t happened yet, John Newsome has somehow dodged getting married and is unlikely to do so anytime soon.

Despite the mayhem at the Wedding, it wasn’t overlooked that Barnsley FC, had suffered a defeat in the Game Week-5 fixture, which left Danny’s Reds with 6-points from a possible 15 on offer.

There was an International Break now, so the Premier League had a 2-week rest to allow the opening fixtures to sink in and for Danny Wilson to re-evaluate the situation at Oakwell.

To add to the fixture against Derby County, the Barnsley management and players all boarded the coach for the journey back up the M1 and didn’t notice a stowaway.

Ashley Ward, who had played the full 90-minutes for Derby at Pride Park was signed by Danny Wilson soon after the game and was straight into the Barnsley starting eleven for the next fixture following the International Break.

Home Win 1-0

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