Geordies Set For 'Shift Of Power'?

21 August 2012 11:00
The traditional 'Top Four' of Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool saw a switch of power last season. Have we seen the end of era and can Newcastle gate-crash the party?

Manchester City may have "bought the title" last season, but the look on Ferguson's face (at the Stadium Of Shite) when the "Noisy Neighbours from Hell" stole his thunder . was PRICELESS.

Yes we needed a change, and with Liverpool looking relegation material, Chelsea with an average age pushing towards OAP, Arsenal in turmoil because RVP did a runner . why can't Newcastle push on to greater things?

Robin van Persie's much-anticipated debut for Manchester United failed to prevent Everton delivering an early reality check in their bid to regain the Premier League title.  While defending champions and near-neighbours City achieved a come-from-behind win against Southampton on Sunday the Red Devils were second best for most of the night at Goodison Park.

The thorn in their side was midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who was finally rewarded for an outstanding display with the winning goal in the 57th minute. Former Red Devil Darron Gibson swung over a corner and he left Michael Carrick sprawling on the turf to power home a header.

Van Persie, a £24million acquisition from Arsenal, was brought in to provide the additional firepower needed to challenge City but in a late substitute appearance he did not register a shot on target.

Everton had won only twice at home against United in 17 years but this result proved, if they can maintain a half-decent start, they are destined for bigger things this season.