17 things we loved this weekend: Ronaldo, Traore, Moore, Marr…
Manchester City lifted the Premier League trophy this weekend, while Chelsea and Liverpool tightened the race for the top four and West Brom kept their slim hopes of avoiding relegation alive.
On the continent, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi both scored in Sunday’s El Clasico, meaning they have now scored over 1,000 goals between them for Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively.
There was also a pulsating final day of the Championship season and some excellent celebratory scenes among our pick of the weekend’s action.
His goal against Barcelona took him to 450 in a Real Madrid shirt… in just 436 games.
— Real Madrid C.F.🇺🇸🇬🇧 (@realmadriden) May 6, 2018
Portuguese champions Porto defeated relegation-threatened Feirense 2-1, thanks to this gloriously-worked goal.
The reactions to Zinchenko knocking over the Premier League trophy are just priceless. Keep an eye out for Kyle Walker.
Perhaps this might end up being the entire Premier League legacy of Oleksandr Zinchenko and, you know what, I think that would be fine. pic.twitter.com/XjlWA9EZXu
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) May 6, 2018
This is the type of aesthetically pleasing goal that you never get tired of seeing.
We all had that one ridiculously keen team-mate on a Sunday morning.
In the (hopefully) pre-gravelly voice days…
📆 🥕 Arsène Wenger's first home match in charge of Arsenal was in October 1996.
— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) May 6, 2018
Fair play to Phil Parkinson’s men – two goals in the last five minutes to turn defeat into victory and stay in the Championship.
Possibly the moment of the season, and what is one of the best sounds I've ever heard, in the 89th minute Aaron Wilbraham scores Bolton's second goal in a minute to turn the game against Forest on its head 3-2, keeping them in the Championship. Astonishing. #bwfc pic.twitter.com/mdyXFQAzn2
— Best Goal Sounds (@bestgoalsounds) May 6, 2018
Middlesbrough’s player of the year carried a bag over to the travelling supporters at full-time yesterday, handing out signed t-shirts to young fans emblazened with the word “believe” ahead of their journey into the play-offs.
Adama Traore is the most exciting player I’ve seen in a Middlesbrough shirt in the last 20 years. Then at the end of yesterday’s match at Ipswich, he carried a bag of those shirts to hand out to #Boro fans who’d made the long journey there. pic.twitter.com/2Dbaj4mULy
— David Carter (@Manxstar) May 7, 2018
West Brom’s caretaker manager is winning a LOT of plaudits for his efforts to stave off relegation, but just check out this ice cold reaction to his side’s 92nd-minute winner against Tottenham.
Being caught on camera getting blanked is never a good look.
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) May 6, 2018
What a save.
— ARIANNA (@arysedici) May 6, 2018
After John O’Shea was replaced, Mumba was handed the armband to become Sunderland’s youngest ever captain, before he’s even taken his GCSEs.
All in one season…
Now, time to get some GCSE's! 📚
Congratulations and best of luck, Bali 👏🤞 pic.twitter.com/NJ5KW8OAxr
— Sunderland AFC 🔴⚪ (@SunderlandAFC) May 6, 2018
Manchester City fans
While Arsene Wenger set aside his personal rivalries to wish Sir Alex Ferguson well in his recovery at the start of his farewell speech, City fans on the pitch ahead of the Premier League trophy presentation unveiled this banner.
Football united. 💙❤️ pic.twitter.com/r3ZjGIzVPn
— SPORF (@Sporf) May 6, 2018
More Manchester City fans
Somehow these fellas made their way onto the pitch at full-time too.
Noel Gallagher and Johnny Marr at Etihad Stadium in Manchester today pic.twitter.com/iV83JRhSKU
— Oasis Mania (@OasisMania) May 6, 2018
Nobody should have to ‘work’ on their birthday, but at least Pep came prepared with a present.
WATCH: 🎁 A special present for Graeme Souness from Pep Guardiola! 🎁
He also gives his thoughts on Thierry Henry potentially moving into management…😏
See Manchester City's title celebrations live on Sky Sports PL now! pic.twitter.com/A7QZu0sAcp
— Sky Sports PL (@SkySportsPL) May 6, 2018
The promotion king. Prepare for some more stories.
Most Senior Promotions in English Football:
8 – Neil Warnock
7 – Dave Bassett
7 – Graham Taylor pic.twitter.com/X0kTmEZ3km
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) May 6, 2018
The Wigan man enjoyed playing a part in his side’s trophy celebrations.
Safely removing a smoke bomb that was thrown onto the pitch. pic.twitter.com/upx7Gpn04F
— Max Power (@mp_1825) May 6, 2018