Hello, Martial!

A beautiful #ThierryHenry esque run, followed by a Henry-esque finish and #AnthonyMartial announced himself to the #ManchesterUnited faithful as the Red Devils beat arch-rivals #Liverpool 3-1 at #OldTrafford. While that beautiful goal would have helped downplay the hub-a-hub around his inflated £36 million base transfer fee United paid to #Monaco, it certainly showed why he is so highly rated and was chased by a bunch of teams in Europe. His goal came on the heels of one of the finest overhead kick goals you’ll ever see, a snorter by #Benteke in an otherwise forgettable game for the Reds, while their #Merseyside rivals #Everton continue their outstanding start to the season with a 3-1 thrashing of an increasingly rubbish #Chelsea, who have gone from immovable object to powder-puff defense in a span of 4 months. If #Mourinho can’t pull this back soon, he’ll find himself manager of #PSG come summer!

#Arsenal continued their recovery to a bad start to the season with a 2-0 win over #Stoke and title-favorites #ManchesterCity extended their perfect start to the season with an injury time goal at plucky #CrystalPalace.

#CristianoRonaldo set his #LaLiga campaign on fire with a FIVE goal haul as #RealMadrid plundered #Espanyol 0-6, while fellow Catalans #Barcelona came from a #Torres goal down at #AtleticoMadrid to win 1-2 with quick fire goals from #Neymar and #Messi. This team is fantastic going forward when those 2 are fit and toothless if they aren’t. One long term injury to either and the title race will tilt in Madrid’s favor.

Over in the #Bundesliga #Bayern needed a late #Müller penalty to seal a 2-1 win over #Augsburg, while #BVB continued their goal feast with a 2-4 win at #Hannover96. Early signs portend to a far closer title race than the mighty Bavarians have gotten accustomed to lately!

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