11 things we loved this weekend: Willian, Kane, Messi, Neville & more
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.
Moment of the Match: Willian trying to read the note from Mourinho to Matic 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/g2oJpLyZBT
— Zweniel🍟@McDonalds (@ZwebackHD) February 25, 2018
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.
— Talk Reading (@TalkReading) February 24, 2018
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.
— Wilson (@wilsonbwfc) February 25, 2018
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.
A typical Coutinho goal for Barcelona – showing them just what they paid their money for.
OK, he gets a little bit lucky, but this is the most casual double save you’ll ever see.
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.
— Salford City FC (@SalfordCityFC) February 24, 2018
Lampard on Shelvey
Fantastic analysis on where the former Liverpool man is going wrong.
If you don't know why Rafa Benitez often drops Jonjo Shelvey, watch Frank Lampard explain why. Criminal for any player to slack off like that, let alone for a club fighting relegation #NUFC pic.twitter.com/GEXMi1yN0J
— Dan McMahon ⚡ (@DanMcmahonF1) February 24, 2018
This may be unnecessary, but it’s still very good.
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.