11 things we loved this weekend: Willian, Kane, Messi, Neville & more

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A comedy moment from Manchester United‘s clash with Chelsea, analysis of Manchester City‘s cup final win over Arsenal and some Barcelona brilliance caught our eye this weekend.

Manchester City claimed the first trophy of the season in England, while there was some brilliant moments on the continent.

In a weekend of thrills and spills – and some ridiculous German goalkeeping – we’ve rounded up our pick of the action from a busy few days.


Willian grabbed yet another goal for Chelsea as he continued his fine personal form despite his side’s eventual loss to Manchester United.

His best moment of the game, however, was him chasing Nemanja Matic and attempting to read a note which had been passed from manager Jose Mourinho.

Liam Kelly

There’s something about a long-range goal which is curving away from the target – think Steven Gerrard against Marseille – and this is a belter from the Reading man.

Lionel Messi


WATCH: Seven minutes of Lionel Messi’s masterclass v Girona

Gary Neville

The Sky Sports commentator tore into Arsenal’s players after Manchester City’s third goal in the League Cup final, calling them an “absolute disgrace”. Few Gooners would disagree with anything he said.

Harry Kane

Turns out he is human, although he now has equalled the record for goals scored in London derbies (23) – and done it in just 34 games. That’s 30 less than it took Didier Drogba.

Philippe Coutinho

A typical Coutinho goal for Barcelona – showing them just what they paid their money for.

READ: Philippe Coutinho and a goal new for Barca but familar to all Liverpool fans


OK, he gets a little bit lucky, but this is the most casual double save you’ll ever see.

Salford City

Much to the anger of supporters, Salford’s National League North match against Tamworth was called off with less than an hour to go to kick-off.

However, good did come of the situation, as the Class of 92’s club delivered all the unused food from the stadium to a nearby homeless shelter.

Lampard on Shelvey

Fantastic analysis on where the former Liverpool man is going wrong.

Ousmane Dembele

This may be unnecessary, but it’s still very good.

Serge Aurier

Apparently this is one of three foul throws committed by the Spurs man in their win at Palace. It was a game on a Sunday morning, so there were probably familiar scenes up and down the country.

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