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Manchester United, Newcastle United, West Ham and Everton moments all caught our eye this weekend.

A bumper week of football which included the Champions League quarter-finals was topped off by a thrilling weekend.

While all eyes were on the Manchester and Merseyside derbies, we’ve rounded up the best of the action from around the continent.

Memphis Depay

A goal and a quartet of assists for Depay as Lyon beat Metz 5-0 in Ligue 1. We love him.

Joe Hart

Hart has been a much-maligned figure for club and country this season, but he boosted his World Cup chances with a man of the match display as West Ham drew 1-1 at Chelsea.

Declan Rice

Playing in front of Hart at Stamford Bridge was 19-year-old Rice, who certainly enjoyed earning a creditable point at the team which released him as a child.

Leeds and Sunderland

Football would be nothing without the gallows humour of supporters, and there was a great example at Elland Road on Saturday.

Sunderland fans started the match with a chorus of the classic ditty: “We’re f*cking sh*t.”

And the Leeds faithful joined in with a response of: “And so are we.”

Marcelo

This gorgeous pass from Marcelo is made even better by the commentators’ reaction.

Johnny Russell

MLS is full of players you didn’t realise were plying their trade in North America, and former Derby and Scotland forward Russell put Zlatan Ibrahimovic to shame with this brilliant solo goal as Sporting Kansas City won 2-0 at LA Galaxy.

Kenedy

Brazilian attackers doing elasticos? Yes please.

Amadou Diawara

There isn’t a more perfect time to score your first ever goal in Serie A. And what an aesthetically pleasing finish too.

Neil Warnock

Something tells us Warnock didn’t take Cardiff’s defeat at Wolves – in which they missed two stoppage-time penalties – very well.

It’s still not even the best incident involving Warnock and the words “f*ck off”, however.

Sam Allardyce

Speaking of angry managers, this might be the most Big Sam clip of all time.

Paul Pogba

Can all the stupid criticism of Pogba daring to have a haircut now stop? Having blue hair certainly didn’t hinder his performance against Manchester City.


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