13 things we loved this weekend: Guendouzi, Kane, Firmino & more
When we woke up on Monday morning to compile this feature, we didn’t expect to find former Everton flop Apostolos Vellios had scored a goal worthy of the Puskas award.
And if that doesn’t get you excited, there was the small matter of the north London derby, some more ridiculous goals and a rather splendid update on Kyle Lafferty’s adventure in Norway.
We’ve rounded up the best of the weekend’s action on and off the pitch.
The entire Premier League needs to be worried about what Arsenal has in the 20 year-old Matteo Guendouzi. Perfection by him and Auba here… pic.twitter.com/xlP45R6be7
— Matteo Guendouzi Fans 🔴⚪️⚽️ (@GuendouziFans) September 1, 2019
The man for the north London derby.
Harry Kane’s record vs. Arsenal:
• 11 appearances
• 10 goals
• 2 assists
Into double figures. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/59wJV9JuZ6
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) September 1, 2019
And the award for Goal of the Weekend goes to…
Surely the next #PuskasAward winner…
— INSIGHT FOOTBALL (@insight_futbol) September 2, 2019
Forget what we just said, the actual Goal of the Weekend goes to…
That awkward moment when you’re stuck between two team-mates who really aren’t happy with each other.
Firmino’s face while being in the middle of Mane and Salah. 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/TVS7Idm8gm
— Samuel (@SamueILFC) August 31, 2019
Not quite as good as Harry Arter getting sent off for diving, but still good.
— Chris Wise (@chriswisey) August 30, 2019
Who needs team-mates when you can do it all on your own?
The type of goal if you score on FIFA that suddenly has you thinking you’ve created Guardiola’s Barca Mk II.
CAN ANYONE STOP THIS MAN?
Josef Martínez has scored in 13 straight MLS matches 🔥 pic.twitter.com/rn6R1T6woF
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 1, 2019
Everyone’s favourite Football Manager wonderkid.
He may have ended the game with a brace, but he still managed to be ridiculously unlucky.
This goal-line clearance
Just look at it.
Nice to see him doing well in Norway.
Side-note; Kyle Lafferty joined my rival Norwegian team this week (20 mins from where I live) in their desperate attempt in avoiding relegation from Norway’s top flight. Debut today: Booked after 15 secs. Sent off on 77 mins. Team went from 2-0 lead then to drawing 2-2. #impact
— Svend Karlsen (@svendleeds) September 1, 2019
This stat makes us feel quite tired.
122 – Iñaki Williams is the player with the most consecutive LaLiga games played in the 21st century (122). Milestone. pic.twitter.com/pxWV8zhtsz
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 1, 2019