England captain David Beckham stole all the headlines as his first goal of the season helped Real Madrid to a 1-0 win.
England captain David Beckham stole all the headlines when he scored his first goal of the season to help Real Madrid claim a 1-0 win over Numancia on Saturday night.
Despite a tough week for the England superstar, Beckham netted one of his trademark free-kicks to show he is still one of the dead-ball specialists in Europe.
Beckham’s new team-mate Michael Owen had to settle for a place on the substitutes bench, but was introduced into action for Raul in the second half.
The England striker had a glorious chance to open his account for Madrid, but saw the keeper produce a fine save when he was released free into the penalty box.
Steven Gerrard’s amazing start to the season continued when he netted his fifth goal of the season to help Liverpool produce an impressive 3-0 win over West Brom at Anfield.
John Terry, Frank Lampard and Joe Cole all featured for Chelsea, but saw their side held to a goalless draw against Aston Villa at Villa Park.
Ashley Cole was in fine form once again as Arsenal made it five wins out of five with a 3-0 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage.
After being left out of the England starting XI in the week, David James returned in goal for Manchester City playing alongside Shaun Wright-Phillips.
But City’s poor start to the season continued as Everton gained a 1-0 victory at the City of Manchester Stadium.
However, the performance of the weekend came from England’s two goalkeepers who came face-to-face at White Hart Lane.
Paul Robinson, who started against Poland last week and Robert Green both produced fantastic saves to help their sides keep a clean sheet during the 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane in front of the watching England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson.