20th January 2020

Colossal’s talents continued their extensive run of matches in this hectic month of January as our players made a significant impact in their respective fixtures.

Martell made a telling contribution for Fulham’s Development Squad side with a goal and an assist in a 4-2 away loss to Everton in the Premier League Cup.

Meanwhile, Alex’s Liverpool made further strides in their quest to lift a first top-flight title in 30 years as the midfielder featured in the 2-0 home win over Manchester United on Sunday.

All will the action over the weekend will be summarised in this weekend review:

Weekend Stats

Total Appearances: 3

Total Minutes Played (Normal Time): 246 

Player of the Week: Martell Taylor-Crossdale

  • Martell scored and assisted in Fulham’s 4-2 Premier League Cup defeat to Everton
  • The 20-year-old’s strike was his fifth goal of the season for the club’s U23 side
  • Martell has excelled playing as a number 10 despite being a natural centre-forward

Despite Fulham’s U23s succumbing to a 4-2 away defeat against Everton, Martell was the shining light for his side in scoring and making an assist on Friday night.

The former Premier League U18s top scorer was as creative as he was clinical in the encounter at Southport. Martell latched onto a through ball splitting the defence before finding strike partner Timmy Abraham in a better position to slot the ball home.

Martell’s sublime penalty got one back for Fulham, but the hosts injury-time goal to make it 4-2 meant the Toffees move top of Group E in the PL Cup with the Cottagers second in the table.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

  • Alex featured heavily in Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Manchester United at Anfield
  • The England international made the most tackles (5) of any player on the pitch
  • Alex’s unbeaten side are now 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League

Alex was a vital asset to Liverpool seeing off Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday afternoon in increasing his team’s unassailable 16-point lead as Premier League leaders.

The England international put in a spirted individual display, being effective at both ends. Alex had his two shots in the match on target along with a 92% pass completion rate before his substitution in the 67th minute.

Alex’s key contribution in Liverpool winning the midfield battle over their bitter rivals gave the Reds the edge as Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah’s goals sealed victory for the 26-year-old’s record-breaking side.

Raheem Sterling

  • Raheem played 89 minutes of Manchester City’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace
  • Saturday’s clash at the Etihad was Raheem’s 20th league appearance of the season
  • Raheem is City’s joint-top scorer in the campaign, 20 goals alongside Sergio Aguero

Raheem was unfortunate not to add to his 20 goal-tally in all competitions for Manchester City as a robust Crystal Palace team earned a point at the Etihad on Saturday.

In his 20th appearance in the Premier League, Raheem was once again heavily involved in his club’s possession-based play as Cenk Tosun’s early strike made life tricky for the 25-year-old with Palace holding onto their lead.

Sergio Aguero’s brace looked to have snatched victory for City until an own-goal in the dying minutes meant Raheem’s side dropped points in the top-flight.