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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

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Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United reign is already in crisis while Leicester may have to make do with what they’ve got

Credit to Thomas Frank and Brentford for a tactical plan expertly executed, improving on the template that brought Brighton victory the previous week. For one older head in the press room, it brought back bitter Manchester United memories of a 5-0 Crystal Palace ransacking that brought the end of Frank O’Farrell as manager in December 1972. For a moustachioed Don Rogers skating across a Selhurst Park bog read Josh Dasilva, Bryan Mbeumo and Ivan Toney in the sun. A historic, celebratory day for Brentford was one of infamy for United. So poor was their display, so ineffectual has Erik ten Hag been that comparisons are being drawn with fellow Ajax alumnus Frank de Boer’s disastrous 77 days at Palace in 2017. Already, Ten Hag is in severe danger of being flushed down a talent vortex that has claimed Jadon Sancho and Harry Maguire. The pair cost £153m between them. Both were dreadful at Brentford, though were far from alone in that. John Brewin

Match report: Brentford 4-0 Manchester United

Match report: Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham

Match report: Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

Match report: Manchester City 4-0 Bournemouth

Match report: Aston Villa 2-1 Everton

Match report: Brighton 0-0 Newcastle

Continue reading…Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United reign is already in crisis while Leicester may have to make do with what they’ve gotCredit to Thomas Frank and Brentford for a tactical plan expertly executed, improving on the template that brought Brighton victory the previous week. For one older head in the press room, it brought back bitter Manchester United memories of a 5-0 Crystal Palace ransacking that brought the end of Frank O’Farrell as manager in December 1972. For a moustachioed Don Rogers skating across a Selhurst Park bog read Josh Dasilva, Bryan Mbeumo and Ivan Toney in the sun. A historic, celebratory day for Brentford was one of infamy for United. So poor was their display, so ineffectual has Erik ten Hag been that comparisons are being drawn with fellow Ajax alumnus Frank de Boer’s disastrous 77 days at Palace in 2017. Already, Ten Hag is in severe danger of being flushed down a talent vortex that has claimed Jadon Sancho and Harry Maguire. The pair cost £153m between them. Both were dreadful at Brentford, though were far from alone in that. John BrewinMatch report: Brentford 4-0 Manchester UnitedMatch report: Chelsea 2-2 TottenhamMatch report: Nottingham Forest 1-0 West HamMatch report: Manchester City 4-0 BournemouthMatch report: Aston Villa 2-1 EvertonMatch report: Brighton 0-0 Newcastle Continue reading…