Pep Guardiola during the FA Cup match between Manchester City and Burnley at Etihad Stadium, Manchester, March 2023.

11 things we loved this weekend: Guardiola, Benzema, Zinchenko…

April has started with managerial sackings, brilliant goals and moments of world-class shithousery as the football season enters the home stretch. 

While the sackings of Graham Potter at Chelsea and Brendan Rodgers at Leicester captured the headlines, both Arsenal and Manchester City enjoyed thumping wins to keep the Premier League title challengers neck-and-neck with each other.

Elsewhere, various leagues around Europe and beyond threw up moments that had us smiling from ear to ear.

We’ve collected 11 such nuggets from the weekend’s action.

Pep Guardiola

World-class shithousery from the Manchester City boss.

Karim Benzema

The man is a phenomenon.

John Stones

They don’t call him the ‘English Beckenbauer’ for nothing.

Gregor Kobel

Oh dear.

Nathan Redmond

What a spectacular strike.

Ignacio Fernandez

Wonderful technique from the River Plate man.


Oleksandr Zinchenko


Bolton v Plymouth

The pyramid is the greatest strength of English football.

Katie McCabe

We’ve got this moment on repeat.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

What an incredibly sexy free-kick from the Lazio midfielder.

This referee

That’s one way to deal with the crying manbabies you’re in charge of.

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