19 things we loved this weekend: Salah, Giroud, Van Dijk, Gazza & more
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.
The former Manchester United goalkeeper made this outstanding save in Charlton’s play-off semi-final against Shrewsbury.
Ben Amos has just made the save of the season. Nothing is beating this. Incredible. pic.twitter.com/Js6hDMr0Eq
— David Preece (@davidpreece12) May 13, 2018
The only goal of Arsene Wenger’s final game in charge couldn’t have been any more apt. Vintage Wenger football.
Come on, someone collect their Dad.
🤣 Gazza's floss though… 🔥 pic.twitter.com/NCefP9UzRU
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 13, 2018
Kevin De Bruyne
How’s this for a nutmeg.
It may not have gone in, but what an effort. And what a save.
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.
— Jamie Nay (@jamie14nay) May 12, 2018
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.
Still, nice to see Hamburg have taken relegation well. pic.twitter.com/6SQ0pemcjV
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) May 12, 2018
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.
— Benevento Calcio (@bncalcio) May 12, 2018
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.
A red card inside a minute at Wembley! 🔴
Liam Ridehalgh is sent off after just 48 seconds and Tranmere are down to 10 men 😳 pic.twitter.com/2hMYbIfxk5
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 12, 2018
Virgil Van Dijk
This pass is just astonishing.
Summing up the season on the final day?
— Mollie Bennett (@molliebennett) May 13, 2018
Sonic Mo Salah
This is ace.
— ⚡️ (@ZeusTheHustler) May 13, 2018
His tweets continue to light up our lives.
Pleased to equal salahs premier league record today . We both got one
— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) May 13, 2018
After scoring an injury time equaliser to make it 5-5 against Rangers, the former Celtic boss didn’t know what to do.
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.
The former Liverpool man did net a pretty decent hat-trick in the same game, though.
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.
— BBC Three (@bbcthree) May 13, 2018
It was an emotional fairwell to the BBC commentator, who has finally hung up his microphone after a 40-year career.