Is it because our top flight has the world's finest strikers at the top of their game? Or has the art of defending been lost? Is it new laws? Or is it because everyone is trying to copy Barcelona?
It had to happen sooner or later. La Liga minnows Levante finally lost their first game of the season yesterday, 2-0 at Osasuna , ending their run of seven successive league wins, surrendering their position at the top of the table to Real Madrid, who battled to a 1-0 victory away at Real Sociedad on Saturday.
Wigan Athletic 0 Fulham 2: Rash Gardner sees red as Rodgers' men stay cool to punish sloppy Bolton
We’ve been bowled over by the volume of well-wishers writing, texting, tweeting and posting on Facebook to wish us a happy first birthday and say warm words about i.
Blackburn Rovers 4 Newcastle United 3 (aet)
Squad now equipped to mount a sustained challenge on four fronts, claims No 2 Platt
There is an element of Teflon about John Terry. His misdemeanours off the pitch, from the reported disrespect for the victims of 9/11, through the allegations of financial impropriety to the allegations of marital infidelity, would have claimed the personal and professional lives of lesser men. With Terry, nothing has ever quite stuck.
Conceding six goals can be an omen. The last time it happened to Manchester United – at Southampton in October 1996 in a game which, as Roy Keane later recalled, meant their fans could not leave the house for "the jeering, the mocking, the sneering" – the obituaries were being written.
Manchester United 1 Manchester City 6: Silva pulls strings for remarkable visitors to ensure a day to forget for Sir Alex Ferguson's side
The last time something of this significance happened, Sir Alex Ferguson repaired home to Wilmslow and buried his head under a pillow, having also contemplated placing it in an oven. But that was after the 5-1 Maine Road massacre of September 1989 and yesterday did not even come close.
Liverpool 1 Norwich 1: Striker keeps his head to send Delia Smith home happy but Liverpool rue their missed chances – and a brilliant goalkeeping performance by Ruddy
Arsenal manager rejects credibility of London football event just after European Championship
Even Sir Alex Ferguson thinks rivals have 'turned a corner' but Italian wants his side to toughen up as they head for Old Trafford
Sir Alex Ferguson yesterday launched a staunch defence of Roberto Mancini's handling of the Carlos Tevez affair, declaring that handling players who are dominated by their agents was making the manager's role a difficult and complex one.
Mark Hughes tells Sam Wallace about 'autocratic' Mancini, his fury at being sacked by City, his relationship with Alex Ferguson and laughing at that Welcome to Manchester poster