It was a strange weekend for football, as John Obi Mikel scored his first ever Premier League goal, Mario Balotelli missed his first ever penalty and Manchester United lost with Howard Webb as referee.

Are the tables turning? 

John Obi Mikel has made a name for himself as a player who prefers passing sideways and backwards, as opposed to forwards.

However, in Saturday's game against Fulham, a rush of blood to the head saw Mikel in the opposition box. For the first time in his Premier League career, Mikel diverted the ball into the back of the net with a half volley. 

Watch the video above to see the memorable moment.

Meanwhile, in Serie A, the controversial Mario Balotelli missed his first ever professional penalty. The keeper, Pepe Reina, on loan at Napoli from Liverpool, guessed the right way to make the save.

And perhaps the strangest and most bizarre of all, Manchester United lost to rivals Manchester City whilst Howard Webb was in charge. 

Joking aside, City disposed of United in a convincing 4-1 victory at the Etihad. United have taken just 7 points from their opening 5 games, with defeats to Liverpool and now City doing little to dispel the fan's transfer market discontent. 

Watch the video below to see how City cruised to a win against the nearest rivals.

Will we see anymore unusual goings on in football this week. Watch this space!

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