13 things we loved this weekend: James, Lampard, Mbappé & more

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The Premier League took a back seat this weekend as the FA Cup took precedent in England, while there was plenty of intriguing action across Europe.

A number of less-fancied sides have made it through to the FA Cup quarter-finals following the weekend’s results, with Chelsea and Arsenal still to play each other on Monday night.

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

Andre-Pierre Gignac

Still scoring goals like this in Mexico.

Krzysztof Piatek

Six goals in his first five games for Milan now. It’s getting silly.

Claudio Pizarro

The oldest goalscorer in Bundesliga history thanks to a 96th-minute free-kick.

Kylian Mbappé

Turns out Mbappe counts his training goals, which makes us suspect he’s been chatting to Pele recently.

Kylian Mbappé

There’s really no need, Kylian, you score enough.

Phil Foden

Can you play him a bit more now, Pep?

Daniel James

This is what 99 pace looks like on FIFA.

Frank Lampard

‘Frank Lampard’s tiny hands’ sounds like something from a Vic and Bob show.

Newport County

Each to their own.

Teemu Pukki

We’re not sure when Norwich City became the new Barcelona, but nice one.

Domenico Criscito

That left-back you always used to sign on Football Manager just scored this 93rd-minute winner.

Northern Irish referees

Maybe don’t do this aloud if you’re sat at work.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

And do you know what, we’re not going to argue.


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