13 things we loved this weekend: Ozil, Martial, Eriksen, Messi & more

Quick Reads

Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham men all caught our eye on an action-packed final weekend of football before Christmas.

The Premier League title race was blown wide open by Manchester City’s shock defeat to Crystal Palace, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enjoyed his Manchester United managerial debut and Spurs hit six at Everton.

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

Andros Townsend

Yes, you’ve already seen it a thousand times. No, you’re not bored of it yet.

Anthony Martial

Manchester United’s players seem to be enjoying their football again, and we can’t imagine why.

Mesut Ozil

You know a pass is good when the receiving player isn’t even in the picture to start with.

Christian Eriksen

He’s just really good, isn’t he?

Lionel Messi

Speaking of player’s who are really good…

Cristiano Piccini

A 93rd-minute winner is always good, especially when it’s scored like this.

Yannick Gerhardt

Another aesthetically-pleasing later winner.

Andre Almeida

Admittedly, it does seem like the goalkeeper has given up slightly at 5-1 down.

Aritz Aduriz

Athletic Bilbao were under pressure to get a result to drag themselves out of the relegation zone in La Liga, although nobody seemed to tell Aduriz.

Hector Bellerin

The OG.

Marco Silva

What a record.

Mike Dean

It’s Mike Dean’s world, and we’re all just living in it.


It truly is the most wonderful time of the year.

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