It has to be an incident-packed match to render Mario Ballotelli being held back by his own fans a footnote.
That is what we got though.
I guess we are left with a bit of deja-vu as Manchester United recover something close to their Fergie-era swagger and Steven Gerrard endures a day almost as sickening as his side's defeat to Chelsea at the end of last season.Phil McNulty's match report is up if you would like a considered review of the day. Steven Gerrard's apology is also live. It is worth a look over just for the pictures encapsulating his short, but memorable cameo.
Bye for now.