19 things we loved this weekend: Salah, Giroud, Van Dijk, Gazza & more

Quick Reads

This weekend marked Arsene Wenger’s final game in charge at Arsenal while also signalling the end of the Premier League season, with Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City all catching our eye.

City became the first team in Premier League history to reach 100 points thanks to their late win over Southampton, smashing a whole host of other records in the process.

Meanwhile Mohamed Salah collected his Premier League Golden Boot award, and Kevin De Bruyne won the inaugural Playmaker award among a busy weekend of action.

Ben Amos

The former Manchester United goalkeeper made this outstanding save in Charlton’s play-off semi-final against Shrewsbury.

Arsenal

The only goal of Arsene Wenger’s final game in charge couldn’t have been any more apt. Vintage Wenger football.

Paul Gascoigne

Come on, someone collect their Dad.

Kevin De Bruyne

How’s this for a nutmeg.

Olivier Giroud

It may not have gone in, but what an effort. And what a save.

WATCH: Dubravka makes stunning save from Olivier Giroud backheel volley

AFC Blackpool

After the non-league club’s final game of the season, the AFC Blackpool players decided to jump in with the ‘Tin Hut Birgade’ and have a party.

Hamburg

Sticking with mad supporters and this lot certainly weren’t happy about the club’s first Bundesliga relegation ever. We don’t advocate this but it looks bloody mental.

Benevento

After being relegated themselves in their first ever Serie A campaign, the Benevento supporters were much more appreciative of their club’s efforts. Warning: this is goosebump-worthy. And also puts all them rubbish ‘Allez Allez’ chants to shame.

Tranmere

Fair play to them for winning the National League play-off final at Wembley anyway, never mind after having a man sent off. In the first minute.

Virgil Van Dijk

This pass is just astonishing.

Everton

Summing up the season on the final day?

Sonic Mo Salah

This is ace.

Peter Crouch

His tweets continue to light up our lives.

Neil Lennon

After scoring an injury time equaliser to make it 5-5 against Rangers, the former Celtic boss didn’t know what to do.

WATCH: Neil Lennon celebrates injury time equaliser in front of Rangers fans

Levante

You may get confused in this clip, but it is in fact Levante playing in red and blue, not Barcelona. The Valencia-based club inflicted Barca’s first league defeat of the season, in the penultimate game, with a 5-4 win.

Philippe Coutinho

The former Liverpool man did net a pretty decent hat-trick in the same game, though.

Emmanuel Boateng

As did the Levante man, becoming the first player to score a treble against Barcelona in La Liga since Diego Forlan in 2005.

Daisy May Cooper

Cooper plays Kerry Mucklowe in BBC mockumentary This Country, following the lives of young people in a Cotswolds town, in the middle of nowhere. Regularly seen in a Swindon Town shirt, the actress wasn’t changing anything for Sunday night’s BRIT Awards ceremony.

John Motson

It was an emotional fairwell to the BBC commentator, who has finally hung up his microphone after a 40-year career.


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