21 things we loved this weekend: Son Heung-min, Mbappe, Ibra, Balotelli…

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Fernandinho (C) of Manchester City lifts the trophy as he celebrates winning the Premier League with his teammates after beating Aston Villa during their English Premier League match in Manchester, Britain, May 22, 2022.

After a long and thrilling season, Manchester City pipped Liverpool to the Premier League title with a dramatic 3-2 win over Aston Villa.

Elsewhere this weekend, AC Milan won their first Serie A title in 11 years and Kylian Mbappe surprisingly snubbed Real Madrid to sign a new contract at PSG.

We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the field.

Man City

A fitting tribute to their Premier League title win in 2011-12.

Oleksandr Zinchenko

We’re so so happy for Zinchenko.

Man City’s kitman

And Patrice Evra said that City didn’t have any characters in the dressing room.

Roy Keane

We bet Keane left the Etihad as soon as the cameras were turned off.

Son Heung-min

Champions League qualification and the Golden Boot. It was a great weekend for Son.

Divock Origi

Liverpool fans will hope that Origi has one last dramatic moment up his sleeve.


Hang this photo in the Louvre.

Mario Balotelli


Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Ibrahimovic may be 40 years old but he’s still going to put on a show.

Daniel Maldini

We can’t wait to see Daniel’s son lift the Serie A title in 2050.

Ryan Jack

The Hearts goalkeeper was rooted to the spot.

Mark Gonzalez

Trent Alexander-Arnold would be proud of this strike.

Dimitar Berbatov

He’s still as cool as ever.

Amandine Henry

Henry’s stunning strike helped Lyon win the Women’s Champions League for the eighth time.

Frank Fabra

Not a bad strike for a defender.

Kylian Mbappe

After making a fool out of Real Madrid, Mbappe then embarrassed this goalkeeper.

Ligue 1

An excellent piece of shithousery.


It’s easy to see why Everton fans love Richarlison.

Jamie Carragher

*Grabs popcorn*

Kieran Barnes

The Newport Pagnell midfielder couldn’t have struck it any better. 

Adebayo Akinfenwa

Happy retirement, Adebayo.

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