17 things we loved this weekend: AWB, Martinelli, Napoli, Haller…

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka during the League Cup match between Manchester United and Charlton Athletic at Old Trafford, Manchester, January 2023.

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.

Gabriel Martinelli

Making Arsenal fans feeling better after missing out on Mudryk.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

He sent Rodri back to Madrid here.

Mikel Arteta

Arteta looking out for his guy here.

Casemiro

The midfielder reflected all United supporters on Saturday.

Peter Drury

The commentary GOAT was the perfect person to summarise United’s winner.

Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes

The United legends finally have something to cheer.

Patrice Evra

And Evra didn’t waste the opportunity to rub City’s noses in it.

Sebastian Haller

Heart-warming stuff; we’re all rooting for him.

Southampton

After being subjected to an improvised firework display in the early hours of Saturday morning, Southampton responded by beating Everton at Goodison Park.

Napoli

What a bloody team.

Ferran Torres

Peculiar.

Luciano Spalletti

We’re not surprised Allegri wanted to escape quickly.

Toko Ekambi

The Lyon defender was fuming after Saturday’s Ligue 1 defeat to Strasbourg.

Emiliano Martinez

The kind of heroics we’ve come to expect from the World Cup winner.

Alexis Mac Allister

This is lovely.

Joselu

Crikey.

Tyler Roberts

Filthy from the QPR man.


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