Jadon Sancho during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford, Manchester, April 2023.

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Easter was celebrated in Christian countries across the world this weekend and football added much to the festivities with some ripsnorting matches and wonderful moments of skill.

Liverpool and Arsenal’s 2-2 draw was arguably the best match of the Premier League season to date, while both Manchester City and Manchester United secured crucial victories.

It was also a landmark weekend for Son Heung-min and there was plenty of entertaining moments from the lower leagues and across Europe too.

We’ve collated 19 moments from the last few days that made us smile.

Jadon Sancho

It’s good to see Sancho shining again.

Amad Diallo

Get him in the Manchester United first-team squad. Now.

Amad Diallo celebrates scoring for Sunderland in their Championship match against Hull City at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, April 2023.

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Andy Carroll

Box office stuff from the former England striker.

Andy Carroll during the Championship match between Reading and Hull City at Select Car Leasing Stadium, Reading, March 2023.

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Erling Haaland


Roy Hodgson

A cheeky trip to the Warhammer shop before spanking Leeds. Classic Roy…

Roy Keane

Grab the popcorn and watch the latest Keane masterclass.

Former Nottingham Forest and Manchester United player, Roy Keane, working for Sky Sports ahead of the Carabao Cup semi-final, first leg match at the City Ground, Nottingham. Picture date: Wednesday January 25, 2023.

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Aaron Ramsdale

This could prove to be a huge moment in the Premier League title race.

Lionel Messi

Classy finish from one of the all-time greats.

Sergio Ramos

There’s still life in this salty seadog.

Son Heung-min

A magnificent achievement from the Tottenham forward.

Stellini and De Zebri

We’re getting strong Mourinho vibes from the Brighton boss (and this was before the sending off).

Lisandro Martinez

Don’t mess with ‘The Butcher’.

Lisandro Martinez after a foul during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16, 2nd Leg Real Betis vs Manchester United at Benito Villamarín Stadium, Seville, Spain, 16th March 2023.

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Samuel Chukwueze

We’re struggling to think of many better goals this season.

Celtic Park


Xabi Alonso

Killing it at Bayer Leverkusen.

Benie Traore

Oh dear.

Antonio Candreva

We cannot get enough of goals that were obviously meant to be crosses.

Daniel Bachmann

Just a glorious meltdown.

Guillermo Ochoa

What a fantastic save from a World Cup stalwart.

Ochoa’s save in the goal line
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