15 things we loved this week: Firmino, Xhaka, Martial, Barkley, Leeds & more

Quick Reads

Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea men all caught our eye this weekend – alongside an excellent initiative at Leeds United.

Just over a quarter of the Premier League season has now been played as the division begins to take shape, something which can be seen across the continent as 2018-19 progresses.

We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the pitch from this weekend’s fixtures.

Granit Xhaka

He can hit a ball really hard, can Granit.

Anthony Martial

More of this please, Tony. Also a shout out for Seamus Coleman absolutely bollocking Theo Walcott afterwards.


Yes, the Sassuolo man’s goal is good, but playing Chumbawamba in celebration is even better.

Iago Aspas

A decent week for the former Liverpool striker.

Iago Aspas

And about that hat-trick, we really need to talk about this lob.

Ross Barkley

The first Englishman to score in three consecutive Premier League games for Chelsea since Frank Lampard over five years ago.

Jadon Sancho

Quite possibly the easiest brace he will ever score, but a goal’s a goal’s a goal.

Filipe Luis

We didn’t expect this from the left-back.

Roberto Pereyra

A goal so good (and bad) Tom Victor felt obliged to write 1,000 words on it.

Roberto Firmino

Just when you think you’ve finally got Firmino cornered, he pulls out something like this.

Xherdan Shaqiri

The bargain buy of the season?

Alexandre Pato

Not a perfect hat-trick, but a bloody good one.

Jorge Jesus

A nice backwards roll, and a terrible attempt at slapping the arse of the opposition.

Leeds United

Leeds are the latest sets of fans to start foodbank collections on matchdays, and they got off to an impressive start at Elland Road.

Luis Suarez

A hat-trick in El Clasico as Barcelona hammered Real Madrid 5-1. Suarez’s third is sure to delight Liverpool fans.

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