🏆 PL Awards: Fortress Anfield, penalty chaos and amateur errors

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Padraig Whelan

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Records were broken, technology shone positively for a change and poor individual mistakes were made.

Just another weekend in England’s top flight.

It is time to hand out our Premier League awards.


The Home Sweet Home Award

For 64 straight games, Premier League teams have arrived at Anfield looking for victory.

And on each occasion, they’ve left disappointed, with Liverpool setting a new club record thanks to their stunning run.


The Instant Impact Award

It took more time to set the world 400m record than it did for Giovani Lo Celso to make his mark off the bench in Spurs’ win over Manchester City.


The Salt and Pepper Award

Manchester United and penalties. Name a better duo.


The Thinnest Margin Award

While VAR continues to frustrate, Hawkeye is one bit of footballing technology you have to be pleased with (unless you’re a Sheffield United fan).


The Where Have the Goals Gone Award

‘1-0 to the Arsenal’ used to be the famous cry around the stands at Highbury.

They’d settle for even that one goal these days.


The Paying the Penalty Award

But not everyone is as good from the spot as United. Fulham have missed five of their last eight and their last three in a row (all from different players too).


The Distance Doesn’t Matter Award

Sébastien Haller had played 189 senior league games prior to turning out at Bramall Lane on Sunday afternoon.

In that time, he’d netted plenty of goals but there was one thing missing from his collection: a strike from outside the box. He changed that in some style.


The Learn the Basics Award

Seriously Hector. Some of them have been a little questionable but this is inexcusable.


The Get Set Award

Brighton enjoyed an impressive win at Aston Villa – but Graham Potter does have some set piece defending to sort out fast.


The Richard Dunne Award

We’ve named this particular honour after the man who did own goals better than any other player in Premier League history.

But it seems Federico Fernández is determined to give the big Irishman a run for his money.