Officials' calls impact games; City turn on the style; more EPL thoughts

Sunday November 24th, 2013
Jesus Navas put Manchester City ahead of Tottenham after just 13 seconds at the Etihad Stadium.
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Anger can be an unstable power source. Joey Barton had the potential to rival Lampard for a place in the England midfield, but couldn't control the force and crossed over to the dark side. Lampard, despite a tendency to hector referees, almost never lets his control drop. On Saturday, in the pause in the action after his goals, he gave a couple of glimpses of the uglier emotions that can fuel greatness.

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