13 things we loved this weekend: Aguero, Bielsa, Di Maria, Gooch & more

Quick Reads

Manchester City, Leeds United and two former Manchester United men all caught our eye this weekend as the Football League returned in England.

Pep Guardiola’s City beat Chelsea to win the Community Shield, while there was plenty of intrigue around the kick off of the new Football League campaign.

We’ve rounded up some of the best of the action on and off the pitch.

Marcelo Bielsa

It was the Planet Football derby this weekend as Editor Mark Holmes’ Stoke travelled to Deputy Editor Rob Conlon’s Leeds.

Rob doesn’t want to brag about the result (he does), so just enjoy Bielsa’s interviews with Sky.

Sergio Aguero

The first player to score 200 goals for Manchester City. What a man.

Claudio Gomes

The shortest debut in history?

Claudio Bravo

Just keeping things interesting.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

A nutmeg so good Tom Victor wrote an entire article about it.

READ: Think pre-season doesn’t matter? Henrikh Mkhitaryan killed a soul


The fitba is back. Get in.

Grimsby Town

League Two is back. Get in.

Lynden Gooch

After failing to control a last-gasp corner, Gooch more than made up for it seconds later. Sunderland have lift off in League One.


On the subject of Sunderland, this t-shirt is wonderful.

Bastian Schweinsteiger

The former Manchester United and Bayern Munich midfielder rolled back the years for Chicago Fire.

Angel Di Maria

Not bad, Angel. Not bad at all.

Jonas Meffert

The most aesthetically pleasing finish you will see all week.

Mario Gavranovic


Benedikt Saller

Diego Maradona, eat yer heart out.

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