Premier League: Ups and downs



Swansea's Luke Moore gains a few new fans in the red half of Manchester, while Pepe Reina suffers more bad luck at Stadium of Light. The ups

Luke Moore, Swansea City
The striker has had few chances to shine given the excellent form of Danny Graham this season. However, scoring the winner against Manchester City will have earned him some new fans from the red half of Manchester.

Andreas Weimann, Aston Villa
With Darren Bent, the top scorer, sidelined and the other Villa strikers boasting just six goals between them, the Austrian, 20, improved his case for regular inclusion with a header to claim all three points against Fulham.

Roberto Di Matteo, Chelsea
The Italian may only be seen as a stopgap until a new manager is recruited in the summer, but two wins in his first two games have put the club back in the Champions League hunt and in the last eight of the FA Cup.

The downs

Bob Pollock, assistant referee
Failed to award a Clint Hill headed goal, below, that would have put QPR in front against Bolton, despite the ball being well over the line. The assistant on the other side then kept his flag down for QPR's offside goal.

Pepe Reina, Liverpool
The Stadium of Light holds bad memories for the Spanish keeper after Darren Bent's beach ball-aided goal gifted Sunderland a win in 2009. On Saturday, a richochet off the post and  Reina's head allowed Nicklas Bendtner to pounce.

Ricardo Fuller, Stoke City
Want to impress your manager in your first league start in 12 months? Then do the opposite of what the Jamaican did at Chelsea. The striker was shown a straight red for a vicious stamp on Branislav Ivanovic after just 25 minutes.

Zidane's managerial achievements

La Liga: 2016/17
Spanish Super Cup: 2017
Uefa Champions League: 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18
Uefa Super Cup: 2016, 2017
Fifa Club World Cup: 2016, 2017

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