You can argue that Alexis Sanchez's first goal wasn't the difference in the match because he scored another late and Arsenal would have walked away with three points anyway. Sure, that's somewhat besides the point because the more stunning thing is Alexis put the Gunners in front by hitting the ball in with his hand. Referees miss things, including handballs, but it's rare that a player actually uses his hand to put the ball in the net, even if unintentionally. If you needed a reason to believe the sport needs video replay, this is the perfect example.
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Middlesbrough really needed to buy in January
No team in the Premier League has scored fewer goals than Middlesbrough's 19. It's not a matter of just finishing either. No team creates fewer chances either. They're a downright awful attacking team and with Boro slipping closer and closer to the relegation zone, that's a major problem. Drawing Everton isn't a bad result, but when it's 0-0 and they mounted little going forward, it's hard not to look back at January without thinking Boro missed a much-needed opportunity to add some firepower.
West Brom are starting to feel like a big club
West Brom scored late to steal a draw against West Ham despite not playing especially well, which is something that big clubs do. Getting results on bad days is what makes the good teams, well, good. And doing so away to West Ham is nothing to sneeze at. The Baggies have spent so much time in the top half of the table this season that it's time we give them their due.
Hello, Anthony Martial
It's been a rough season for Martial, who can't seem to please Jose Mourinho, or get the respect he thinks he deserves. But on Saturday, Martial showed off exactly what he brings to Manchester United. His pace on the counterattack was breathtaking and exactly what a team that can be a bit plodding needs. He even got on the scoresheet, using that pace to race down the field before doing an exquisite job to create space for his shot. Whatever tension there is because Martial and Mourinho needs to be sorted out because they both need each other.
Where's the turnaround, Big Sam?
Sam Allardyce looked like the perfect hire for Crystal Palace. Few managers have the track record he does in relegation fights and the team was pretty well suited to his direct, physical style. But Palace have lost six of seven Premier League matches in 2017, including several to fellow relegation contenders. It's bad enough to be in the fight to stay up, but arguably no team is playing worse than Palace right now. Nobody would have guessed that when they hired Allardyce, but that's where they are and he needs to find an answer ASAP.
It's a good thing Sunderland are going on vacation
The Black Cats are heading to New York for a midseason break, which will include daily runs through Central Park. It's a good time for them to get away considering they just got crushed by Southampton. Who knows, maybe their New York trip will help them find a player not named Jermain Defoe, because sometimes you could be fooled into thinking he's all they have.
To say Liverpool dominated Spurs is an understatement. It was something special from the Reds, and you can get seven takeaways from it right here.