17 things we loved this weekend: AWB, Martinelli, Napoli, Haller…
Arsenal and Manchester United were the biggest winners in the Premier League this weekend as a number of crunch clashes took place across the division.
United won the Manchester derby in front of a raucous Old Trafford as Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford secured a 2-1 victory over Manchester City.
Over 24 hours later, Arsenal eased past Tottenham on enemy turf to move eight points clear at the Premier League summit.
Elsewhere, Nottingham Forest, Southampton and Wolves won crucial relegation six-pointers while Napoli made a huge statement of intent in Italy with a 5-1 thumping of Juventus.
There was plenty of excitement elsewhere too, as we’ve selected 17 of the moments we loved this weekend.
Making Arsenal fans feeling better after missing out on Mudryk.
Martinelli remembered he was Brazilian Lol pic.twitter.com/ValM8pmJ1e
— Sjayy 🎱 (@sjayy24s) January 15, 2023
He sent Rodri back to Madrid here.
Wan Bissaka sent Rodri back to Atletico Madrid 😂😂pic.twitter.com/WGHNkBlpFC
— Lατιf (@iLatif_) January 14, 2023
Arteta looking out for his guy here.
Pinpointing the exact moment Mikel Arteta realised that Granit Xhaka needed stopping pic.twitter.com/nAH7Z4UQnY
— Sam Dean (@SamJDean) January 15, 2023
The midfielder reflected all United supporters on Saturday.
Casemiro celebrating the goal 😂🤣
— UtdPlug (@UtdPlug) January 14, 2023
The commentary GOAT was the perfect person to summarise United’s winner.
Listen to peter drury pic.twitter.com/FE6GItwip5
— Omar potter (@Omarpotter5) January 14, 2023
Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes
The United legends finally have something to cheer.
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) January 14, 2023
And Evra didn’t waste the opportunity to rub City’s noses in it.
EVRASIS New Remix : Don't look back in anger 👋
🎶 You ain't ever gonna shut my mouth
Soo city can wait
They know its too late are we're back on fire 🔥
They're soul slide away
But don't look back in anger
I heard you say 🎶#ManchesterDerby pic.twitter.com/t2H4U7qzC9
— Patrice Evra (@Evra) January 14, 2023
Heart-warming stuff; we’re all rooting for him.
Sebastien Haller continues his comeback from testicular cancer with a seven minute hat-trick! 👏 pic.twitter.com/necDa6NBRU
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) January 13, 2023
After being subjected to an improvised firework display in the early hours of Saturday morning, Southampton responded by beating Everton at Goodison Park.
Just some feedback… pic.twitter.com/AmSEKCx5AX
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) January 14, 2023
Kvaratskhelia ➡️ Osimhen
The Napoli duo of Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Victor Osimhen have been unstoppable tonight! pic.twitter.com/sg40mIn58F
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 13, 2023
— COCOJOJO ⚜️ (@COUNIAAMAMAW) January 13, 2023
We’re not surprised Allegri wanted to escape quickly.
— Out Of Context Football (@nocontextfooty) January 13, 2023
The Lyon defender was fuming after Saturday’s Ligue 1 defeat to Strasbourg.
— Out Of Context Football (@nocontextfooty) January 14, 2023
The kind of heroics we’ve come to expect from the World Cup winner.
DIBU MARTÍNEZ LOCURA. 🤯🇦🇷pic.twitter.com/JEQAZogEND
— Sudanalytics (@sudanalytics_) January 13, 2023
Alexis Mac Allister
This is lovely.
STOP what you're doing and watch this! 🤯
Joselu nets the opener for Espanyol with a goal from the halfway line
OUTSTANDING! 🌟👏 pic.twitter.com/WPRr6BrRyz
— Viaplay Sports UK (@ViaplaySportsUK) January 15, 2023
Filthy from the QPR man.
— Sky Bet Championship (@SkyBetChamp) January 15, 2023