11 things we loved this weekend: Depay, Nelson, Bernard, Norwich & more

Manchester City won the derby to stay clear at the top of the Premier League going into the international break – and they weren’t the only team to impress around Europe.

PSG won again in France, Juventus won 2-0 at AC Milan in Italy, while Real Betis claimed a remarkable 4-3 win at Barcelona in Spain, but there were some wonderful moments slightly out of the limelight, too.

Here is a small selection of things we enjoyed over the weekend…

Memphis Depay

No wonder he woke up feeling like David Beckham.

Grégoire Defrel

Some people will say, as the consolation in a 4-1 defeat, this goal was meaningless. Those people are wrong.

Bruno Petkovic

Now that’s an overhead kick.

Reiss Nelson

There was nothing particularly special about the finish, but this was his sixth goal in seven games in the Bundesliga and came just two minutes after he’d been brought on as a substitute. Arsenal fans should feel excited.

Paco Alcácer

A man for the big occasions. Jadon Sancho helped set him up again, too.

Alejandro Gómez

This wrapped up a 4-1 win over Inter. Not bad.

Diego Godin

Godin was injured trying to stop Iñaki Williams from putting Athetic back ahead in the 64th minute, but with Atletico having already made all their subs, Diego Simeone shoved him up front, out of the way.

Then, in the 91st minute, after Rodri had scored an equaliser, Godin popped up with a winner. Hero.

Charlie Austin

Charlie Austin’s interview after Southampton’s draw against Watford was brilliant. His wife provided the banter later.


Because sometimes it’s nice to see the pros f**k up like the rest of us.

Manchester City

Here’s the opposite of not f**king up.

Norwich City

Norwich were 2-1 up going into the final 10 minutes against Millwall but 3-2 down heading into stoppage time. Jordan Rhodes equalised, then Teemu Pukki did this. Football, bloody hell.

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