19 things we loved on day 10: Lukaku, De Bruyne, Hazard, Kane, Evra & more

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Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, West Ham and Tottenham players all caught the eye on day 10 of the World Cup.

On one of the best days of the tournament so far, Mexico made it back-to-back wins to make it through to the last 16 before Belgium showed off their credentials with a thrilling display against Tunisia.

Then, a goal and a man down, Germany did what they do best, scoring a dramatic stoppage-time goal to beat Sweden and keep their hopes alive. It wasn’t a bad goal either…

Toni Kroos

A thing of beauty.

Germany‘s last minute goal against Sweden from r/sports

This fan’s reaction

We couldn’t believe it either, mate.

Gary Lineker

Yep, that’s about the long and short of it, Gary.

Romelu Lukaku

The first player to score two goals in consecutive World Cup games since Maradona in 1986. The Manchester United striker has now scored 17 goals in his last 11 appearances for Belgium. He’s a leader.


He’s even an Honest John.

Eden Hazard

In his last 21 appearances for Belgium, Hazard has now scored 10 goals and set up a further 12.

Kevin De Bruyne

This Belgium team is a bit good, isn’t it?


That’s 50 international goals now, a record for Mexico. He’s also only their third player in history to score in three separate World Cups and needs only one more goal to become their outright top goalscorer in the competition, too.

Son Heung-min

As consolation goals go, this was decent.

Patrice Evra

He even made Roy Keane smile.


Something to get Manchester United fans excited…

Harry Kane

This is really good from Nike and Harry Kane. No doubt he’ll go and miss a penalty against Panama now.

Dirty art

You’ve already seen it by now, but this is ace, innit?

Wow! This is incredible 👏🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

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The lads

We really hope they keep this up.

👌#worldcup #threelions #bbcworldcup

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Brian Kerr

Okay, this is technically from Friday, but Brian Kerr’s monalogue about the shape of Xherdan Shaqiri is straight from the Alan Partridge textbook of broadcast, and it’s absolutely wonderful.


And another excellent clip from Switzerland’s win: a fan threw a huge cheese wheel in celebration of Shaqiri’s winner.

Goals, goals, goals

It’s now 29 games without a goalless draw. Maybe we’re getting carried away, maybe we’ll feel differently if England f*ck it up, but has this been one of the best World Cups ever? And it’s definitely coming home.

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Carl Ikeme

This isn’t from the World Cup, but we think you’ll forgive us.

Jose Enrique

Get well soon, mate.

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