17 things we loved this weekend: Zinchenko, Romero, Messi, Neville…
All eyes were on Manchester United over the weekend as they suffered an embarrassing 4-0 defeat away to Brentford.
Elsewhere, Chelsea drew 2-2 with Tottenham in a dramatic game at Stamford Bridge while the new La Liga and Serie A seasons kicked off.
We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the field.
Zinchenko has quickly established himself as a real fans favourite at the Emirates.
🤩 Stop that, Zinny pic.twitter.com/ofyLUyLr64
— DailyAFC (@DailyAFC) August 13, 2022
Jesus is already looking like a bargain signing for Arsenal.
Only two players have been directly involved in 4+ goals in a Premier League game for Arsenal since the start of the 2016/17 season:
◉ Alexis Sanchez vs. West Ham (2016)
◉ Gabriel Jesus vs. Leicester (2022)
What a home Premier League debut. 😍 pic.twitter.com/wE0gQzeoU7
— Squawka (@Squawka) August 13, 2022
Thomas Tuchel & Antonio Conte
Tottenham vs Chelsea was entertaining but this clash was the true highlight.
🔵⚪ Late dug out drama leads to both Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte receiving a red card 😳 pic.twitter.com/l9Zq9UZhlu
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) August 14, 2022
Romero had a very eventful afternoon at Stamford Bridge…
Cristian Romero screamed in the face of Reece James after Harry Kane's equaliser at Stamford Bridge. pic.twitter.com/TZCLwxi85s
— EuroFoot (@eurofootcom) August 14, 2022
Jamie Redknapp & Gary Neville
Redknapp treating Neville like a naughty child is absolutely hilarious.
— Sky Sports (@SkySports) August 13, 2022
Erik ten Hag
We bet Sir Alex Ferguson would approve of these methods.
Erik ten Hag wanted to make Manchester United players run 13.8 kilometres (8.5 miles) during their exercises in their extra training session today. Brentford players ran 13.8 kilometres more than them yesterday. Distance covered yesterday: Brentford 109.4km United 95.6km.
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 14, 2022
Alisson, eat yer heart out.
HOW ABOUT THAT!! 🤯⚡
QPR keeper Seny Dieng scored in the 92nd minute to rescue a comeback against Sunderland! 🧤 pic.twitter.com/XZJt7pFLoZ
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) August 13, 2022
We’re starting to understand why Ajax want £100million for Antony.
Stop that Antony. pic.twitter.com/HZLyUL6Qao
— Stop That Football (@stopthatfooty) August 14, 2022
Alaba’s first touch of the La Liga season was pretty special.
MAGIC from David Alaba! 🤩
A brilliant free kick with his first touch after coming off the bench puts Real Madrid 2-1 up 🎯 pic.twitter.com/Z4qm68uZ3L
— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) August 14, 2022
Most players would just bring the ball under control with their first touch but Messi isn’t most players.
what a pass from Messi pic.twitter.com/DbgSEKVRuo
— ankaramessi_🥷🏽 (@lapulgasantos) August 13, 2022
It’s easy to see why Liverpool and Manchester City have been linked with Nunes.
— VSPORTS (@vsports_pt) August 13, 2022
Norwich City fans are probably why he didn’t do this in the Premier League last season.
Send it, Pierre Lees-Melou! 🚀
The former Norwich City midfielder scores with a sensational long-range strike for Brest! pic.twitter.com/iRUYGaQPjE
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 14, 2022
Roque Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz is 40 years old and still embarrassing defenders.
Roque Santa Cruz, profession légende pic.twitter.com/AhmGRrIB1e
— Lucarne Opposée (@LucarneOpposee) August 14, 2022
Forget about Match of the Day, we need Shearer on Live at the Apollo.
— Chaz (@FutbolChaz) August 13, 2022
You have to admire the pettiness from their social media manager.
— Bristol Rovers (@Official_BRFC) August 13, 2022
Truly excellent shithousery.
Welcome to the club 🤝
— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) August 13, 2022
What a stat.
Lucas Digne has scored for Everton while playing for Aston Villa this season and scored for Aston Villa while playing for Everton last season.
— Richard Jolly 🇺🇦 (@RichJolly) August 13, 2022