North London drama, Hughes’s departure and Pickford’s disaster – Football Weekly

Max RushdenBarry GlendenningJacqui Oatleyand John Nicholsondiscuss the north London derby, Mark Hughes’s departure, Jordan Pickford’s brain fade, contentious red cards and Andros Townsend’s Arjen Robben impression

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Produced by Jonathan Fisherand presented by Max Rushden; with Barry GlendenningJacqui Oatley and John Nicholson in the studio and Tim Vickery in Brazil

Mon 3 Dec 2018 17.06 GMT

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We look back at the last few days of football, starting with the north London derby and one of the best games of the season as Arsenal came from behind to beat Tottenham 4-2. Jacqui Oatley calls Lucas Torreira a “little ratter”, quite affectionately, and we ponder what, if anything, has happened to the balance of power between these two.

Mark Hughes becomes the second manager to be sacked – his luck so bad that he couldn’t even win the sack race. His Southampton side drew 2-2 with Manchester United after leading 2-0, both sides as error-strewn as each other.

In the rest of the Premier League there are dubious red cards, a walk-in protest and Manchester City win a game of football. Barry brings us news of cup finals and Tommy Robinson-related protests in Scotland before Jacqui provides a Women’s Super League dispatch.

In part three we speak to Tim Vickery in Brazil about the latest Copa Libertadores plans which have satisfied no one but Real Madrid and their fans, Paolo Bandini and Archie Rhind-Tutt WhatsApp over their Serie A and Bundesliga round-ups respectively and we finish with the Euro qualifying draw and news of a new sub-Europa League competition.

Back on Thursday!

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur: Arsenal fans react as they score in the second half
 Photograph: Tom Jenkins for the Guardian

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