Aston Villa and Manchester United opened the weekend with a rousing final twenty minutes as four goals went through in a 2-2 draw at Villa Park. Villa were in their home colors so United wore their new change kits. Both clubs also donned poppies for Remembrance Day.
St. James’ Park was the site of a nil-nil draw between Newcastle United and visiting Fulham. Toon were in their white and black outfits so Fulham chose their all-green third kits. Both sides wore poppies.
After their solid draw in the Manchester Derby mid-week, Manchester City slumped to a nil-nil draw with Birmingham City at Eastlands on Saturday. City‘s home kits put Brum in their red and white third kits with poppies to go around.
Tottenham Hotspur took down Blackburn Rovers 4-2 at White Hart Lane. Spurs had on their home kits, pushing Rovers into their wonderful red and black change kits. Both teams had their poppies on display.
Wigan defeated West Bromwich Albion at the DW Stadium, 1-0. Wigan wore their home kits and West Brom their fantastic change versions. The Latics wore poppies but the Baggies, having worn poppies last weekend, chose not to wear them again on Saturday.
More shots were taken between West Ham United and Blackpool than in any other game in the Premier League this season, yet the final result came to a nil-nil draw at the Boleyn Ground. The Hammers were in their home colors so the Seasiders had switch to their change kits with their home orange socks. Both sides had their poppies.
Sunday kicked off with Everton losing 2-1 at home to Arsenal at Goodison Park. The Toffees were in their home colors and featured probably the most realistic poppy in the league. The Gunners switched to their change kits, presumably so their poppies could be more easily seen. They also featured text surrounding the flower, and while the exact wording is unknown to this space, it is likely the date, Remembrance Day and the club they played against, Everton.
And the weekend’s biggest result came in Sunday’s late game as Sunderland destroyed Chelsea 3-0 at Stamford Bridge. The Blues were dressed as usual and had poppies prominently displayed. Sunderland were in their home colors but did not wear poppies, having already worn them last weekend against Stoke.