10 things we loved this weekend: Ederson, Giroud, Gallagher and more
With Manchester United against Manchester City, Liverpool against Everton, and Arsenal man Olivier Giroud scoring another late goal, there was plenty to enjoy over the weekend.
Let it snow
A nice layer of snow has covered the UK in recent days, and it made for some nice pictures during both derbies on Sunday.
It was much more extreme in other parts of Europe, though, and in Germany, a referee even had to count out a penalty spot which got lost under a heap of snowfall.
In Holland, a handful of Eredivisie matches were postponed due to the weather, including the clash between Sparta Rotterdam and Vitesse. An attempt was made to clear the snow, but as this timelapse shows, they were definitely fighting a losing battle.
There were all sorts of records up for grabs over the weekend, not least Manchester City‘s 14 consecutive league wins, the most ever by an English top-flight team.
Lionel Messi netted his 525th goal for Barcelona, equalling Gerd Muller’s tally for a single club in the top European leagues.
Manchester United, however, failed to make it 41 matches unbeaten at Old Trafford, which would have been a new club record.
It was 85 minutes into the Manchester derby when Romelu Lukaku had a brilliant chance to draw United level, only for City’s Brazilian stopper to pull off an excellent double save.
Jose Mourinho’s reaction is worth a watch too…
Ederson wasn’t the only one at it this weekend. We spotted this one from Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Oblak, picking a Cristian Tello effort right out of the top corner.
The biggest flag in the world
This is just incredible. The team is Rosario Central in the Argentine top flight.
— Rosario Central (@CARCoficial) December 10, 2017
Greater Manchester Police
Ahead of the Manchester derby this Sunday, the GMP received a tweet asking them to arrest anyone seen in a half-and-half scarf.
They duly responded in the perfect fashion.
— GMP City Centre (@GMPCityCentre) December 10, 2017
The late show
With Arsenal 1-0 down against Southampton, who better to send on than Olivier Giroud?
The Frenchman has now scored 10 goals inside the last 10 minutes in 2017.
The Big Sam effect
Anyone who watched the Merseyside derby won’t be surprised by this, but Everton’s pass map for their 1-1 draw against Liverpool leaves a heck of a lot to be desired.
— 11tegen11 (@11tegen11) December 10, 2017
Over in Italy, in an unassuming match between Cagliari and Sampdoria, this happened.
We just couldn’t leave Liam out of this one. With brother Noel in the Sky Sports studio for some reason, he produced a couple of tweets which were typically brilliant. As you were.
I don't think I'd be on air long as soon as the first goal went in from city I'd be pissing all over GN head
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) December 10, 2017