Wojciech Szczesny and Carl Jenkinson both played on Saturday, but didn’t have much joy between them.
AS Roma went into their clash with Internazionale atop Serie A while West Ham United had the best away record in the Premier League before their clash at Vicarage Road.
By the close of play, both things had changed.
It wasn’t the busiest of days for the Pole, but Gary Medel’s goal was enough to see Inter beat Roma and head to the top of Serie A.
GOOOL Medel! İnter 1-0 Roma https://t.co/vKwc7jlSU9
— Goalista (@GoalistaTR) October 31, 2015
Struck from distance, there was hardly anything Szczesny could do to get across to the shot after his initial positioning had left him covering one post. Could his positioning have been better?
He redeemed himself to keep Roma in the game with 15 minutes or so remaining.
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) October 31, 2015
However, a red card received by Miralem Pjanić left 10-man Roma with too much to do and they finish Saturday in 2nd, leapfrogged by Inter on Saturday. Fiorentina and Napoli could yet do the same on Sunday.
Watford took advantage of a poor display from West Ham United on Saturday to win 2-0 at Vicarage Road. Both goals came from Jenkinson’s side, but the defender wasn’t there to prevent the ball coming in to Odion Ighalo.
The first was from a set-piece and the second on the break – you can’t really blame Jenkinson. It said a lot of West Ham’s performance that the right-back, usually very attack-minded, attempted just seven passes in the final third and only completed one. Not a good day for Carl, whose West Ham side was knocked off the top of the Premier League ‘away table’ by Arsenal’s 3-0 win at Swansea City.