13 things we loved this weekend: Salah, Bielsa, Vardy, Ben Arfa & more
Liverpool on fire, Jamie Vardy having a party and Leeds United boiling p*ss – well, that was quite a fun weekend.
As Liverpool and Manchester City yet again went blow for blow in the title race, there was a huge upset in France as Rennes came back from 2-0 down to stun PSG in a crazy and controversial French Cup final.
We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the pitch.
Start your week off right by listening to Bielsa trying to pronounce Ipswich.
F*cking hell, again.
Hatem Ben Arfa
Ben Arfa helped Rennes upset his former club PSG in the French Cup final and made a point of shaking hands with the Paris club’s owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi – much to the disdain of Al Khelaifi. Well in, Hatem.
Ben Arfa serre la main de Nasseum Al Khelaïfi 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/R9yL9H4w6E
— Alex 🇲🇨 (@alexsllr) April 27, 2019
We’re not saying the goalkeeper is unlucky, but he’s even having his penalty saves overturned by VAR now. (The second attempt was scored.)
When you break clear with the score 1-1 in the 95th minute knowing a win will move you four points clear in the title race, don’t do this.
You’re not supposed to score with a rabona at 0-0.
The defender definitely enjoyed Sheffield United’s promotion to the Premier League.
Richard Stearman to be hospitalised with alcohol poisoning and miss the Stoke game is literally happening 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/1DkTxjqyZX
— mill (@millieclamp_) April 28, 2019
The supporters have taken a stand.
Basel fans not buying any tickets for Swiss Cup final cos tickets start at £38. So they're selling tickets themselves for £19, will walk to the stadium for the game & offer the Swiss FA the collected money. The FA can take it and let them in or turn the money and fans down 💉 https://t.co/WcpXIaPX6r
— diehard (@afcscontri) April 26, 2019
A cheeky free-kick routine which we really wish had worked.
What a record.
Jamie Vardy's Premier League goals record against the 'Big Six':
8 vs. Arsenal
7 vs. Liverpool
5 vs. Man Utd
5 vs. Man City
5 vs. Spurs
4 vs. Chelsea
He's having a party 🍾 pic.twitter.com/mLQryCRvE6
— Coral (@Coral) April 28, 2019
NO defender has assisted more goals in a #PL season than Andy Robertson.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) April 26, 2019
He’s quite good, isn’t he?
🇪🇬 👑 It's ANOTHER record for Mo Salah, who has now scored more goals in his first 100 appearances for Liverpool than any other player (69). King. pic.twitter.com/ZgAUUxTvix
— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) April 26, 2019
He didn’t have much to do against Huddersfield, but Virgil van Dijk kept the goalkeeper on his toes.