13 things we loved this weekend: Milner, Zlatan, Payet, Ronaldo & more

Quick Reads

A host of Premier League stars of the past caught our eye this weekend – including former favourites from Manchester United and West Ham, plus current Liverpool and Arsenal heroes.

Domestic football returned after the international break as Liverpool laid down a marker in the title race, while there were a number of stunning goals around the world.

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

Dimitri Payet

He’s a rockstar. And he’s here to steal your soul.

Cristiano Ronaldo

The headlines are all about Ronaldo getting off the mark for Juventus, but we’re more impressed by Gian Marco Ferrari’s header against his own post.

Florian Thauvin

Imagine if Newcastle could sign a player like this…oh.

Andriy Yarmolenko

Anything Thauvin can do, Yarmolenko can do…well, not quite better, but still decent, y’know?

Wayne Rooney

What an impact he’s having at DC United.

James Milner

Still making us question everything we were told about football.

Maximiilian Eggestein

He must have a foot like a traction engine.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

A very Zlatan goal, and a very Zlatan comment afterwards. “I’m happy for Toronto because they’ll be remembered as my 500th victim,” he told TSN.

Mohamed Mady Camara

This is getting silly now.

Memphis Depay

We actually love him for this.

Kevin Beattie

The Ipswich Town legend sadly passed away this weekend. Read this passage from Sir Bobby Robson’s book to understand just how highly regarded Beattie was.

Olga & Vera

A lovely touch from Manchester City, and incredible loyalty from these two sisters.

Aubameyang & Lacazette

The latest episode in the series of the Premier League’s favourite buddy cop duo.

Watch: Aubameyang brutally leaves Lacazette’s high five hanging


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