13 things we loved this weekend: De Gea, Smalling, Alexander-Arnold…
Liverpool and Leicester City won again at the top of the Premier League over the weekend, while Flamengo and Al Hilal secured their places at the FIFA Club World Cup.
Liverpool scored late again to see off Crystal Palace and stay well clear at the top in England, while Leicester were comfortable winners at Brighton and Manchester City beat Chelsea to go third.
But, as always, there were plenty of things catching our eyes away from the top of the Premier League…
David de Gea
David de Gea
There’s nothing he can’t do.
— Out of Context Manchester United (@nocontextunited) November 24, 2019
A goal, two assists and a clean sheet.
Phil Jones doing the front crawl , he is the most ugly styled player ever pic.twitter.com/0vAX5VmKmn
— 👕TonytheManc👕🌕🏆🏆🏆 (@tonythemanc) November 24, 2019
He’s at it again.
In L’Equipe today, Gael Givet says Sam Allardyce tried to fire Blackburn’s players up for a game against Man United in 2010 by showing them clips from Gladiator and 300. “We were all like, ‘Ahhhhh!’ [mimics soldier with sword]. After 30 minutes, we were 3-0 down. We lost 7-1.”
— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) November 24, 2019
Goalkeeper goals never get old.
They won the Copa Libertadores for the first time in 38 years and celebrated in style.
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 24, 2019
The celebrations after the winner weren’t bad either.
You know when people say they don’t have a weak foot? Ryan Kent means it.
Rising shots are the best.
Saying that, goals when you take the ball on your chest with your back to goal in your own half, spin, outpace two defenders, knock one to the floor and smash it in are quite good, too.
The only team in the Premier League to have conceded fewer than 10 goals. They deserved a good night out.
The Leicester City players have been spotted in Copenhagen on their Christmas party. #lcfc
Ben Chilwell is Tinkerbell, Harvey Barnes is Buzz Lightyear, Filip Benkovic is Super Mario and Marc Albrighton is an elf.
Who is Mr Potato head 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/mmgkOU3Gzm
— FCKitchen (@FCKTheShow) November 24, 2019