Nine things we loved this weekend: Salah, Dubravka, Napoli & more

Quick Reads

Liverpool, Newcastle United, Manchester City and Everton men all caught our eye this weekend.

Newcastle beat Manchester United in one of the results of the weekend at St James’ Park on Sunday, and the Magpies’ back-up goalkeeper earned plenty of plaudits.

Elsewhere, there was some calamity refereeing in the National League and Mark Clattenburg up to his old tricks in Saudi Arabia.

Martin Dubravka

No, we hadn’t heard of him before yesterday either, but that save right at the death. Bloody hell.

Pointless stats

We’re big fans of pointless stats. In case you hadn’t already noticed, Mo Salah has been really good this season.


Manchester City have obviously been taking the biscuit when it comes to the ol’ football this season, but Napoli must run them close as the most easy on the eye side to watch in Europe.

Jamie Vardy

Nobody can accuse Vardy of being a flat-track bully.

Steve Bruce

Well in, Steve.


Wrexham had a man sent off but still managed to keep 11 men on the pitch. The ref has had a bad one, here.

Mark Clattenburg

Clatts is bringing the banter to Saudi Arabia. A true celebrity ref.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin

The striker having an innocent laugh with a young Evertonian about Liverpool being “sh*te” is what football is all about, isn’t it?

Watch: Dominic Calvert-Lewin calls Liverpool ‘sh*te’

Kevin De Bruyne

Cheeky KDB.

Watch: Kevin De Bruyne steals Sergio Aguero matchball after assist hat-trick

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