13 things we loved this weekend: Aguero, Bielsa, Di Maria, Gooch & more
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.
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.
— Chris Waters (@CWatersYPSport) August 5, 2018
The first player to score 200 goals for Manchester City. What a man.
Here’s the Aguero goal for Man City. Foden gets behind Chelsea’s midfield, runs at defense pic.twitter.com/8lQCXgzr0h
— Henry Bushnell (@HenryBushnell) August 5, 2018
The shortest debut in history?
Shortest debut in history?
Man City's 18-year old wonderkid Claudio Gomes was introduced for what turned out to be one second of play 😳 pic.twitter.com/Hp3U8omayl
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 5, 2018
Just keeping things interesting.
— The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) August 5, 2018
A nutmeg so good Tom Victor wrote an entire article about it.
The fitba is back. Get in.
This is possibly the most Scottish football thing I've ever seen. Someone at #Hibs sat right in front of the TV gantry completely blocking the camera's view.#hibsvmotherwell pic.twitter.com/W0TmkQmiZq
— Comics Talk Football (@StandUpFootball) August 5, 2018
League Two is back. Get in.
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.
— Jon Adamson (@OrdinaryJon) August 4, 2018
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.
The most aesthetically pleasing finish you will see all week.
Diego Maradona, eat yer heart out.