Erik ten Hag lifts the League Cup after beating Newcastle United at Wembley Stadium, London, February 2023.

11 things we loved this weekend: Ten Hag, Casemiro, Antony, Skipp…

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Manchester United winning the League Cup final was the main story of the weekend, but there was plenty of thrilling moments elsewhere alongside the showpiece match at Wembley.

United beat Newcastle 2-0 to win their first trophy since May 2017, while Arsenal and Manchester City both secured maximum points in the Premier League.

At the foot of the division, there were crucial wins for Leeds and West Ham, while the opening weekend of the MLS season provided some jaw-dropping incidents.

We’ve identified 11 moments that we loved wholeheartedly this weekend, ranging from the League Cup final to off-the-field happenings in Turkey.

Erik ten Hag

We cannot get enough of United’s bald messiah.


What a player. What a guy.


Taking the piss, whether it’s Bournemouth away or a domestic cup final.

Allan Saint-Maximin

The Newcastle winger sent Diogo Dalot for a hotdog here.

This guy

He gets everywhere!

Newcastle fans

A massive show of support for Newcastle’s first Cup final since 1999. Shame about the result.

Oliver Skipp

A brilliant strike from the Spurs youngster.

Mateusz Klich

The Leeds cult hero has introduced himself to the MLS with style.

Thiago Almada

Looks like this Argentine has been learning from Messi…

Jack Grealish


Luciano Spalletti

Very funny.

Fenerbahce fans

A big political statement from fans of one of Turkey’s biggest clubs.

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