Lionel Messi during the Ligue 1 match between Angers and PSG at Stade Raymond Kopa, Angers, France, April 2023.

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It’s been another memorable weekend of football as Manchester City and Manchester United both progressed to the FA Cup final and we saw a potential Goal of the Season contender in the Premier League. 

While City eased past Sheffield United, their Manchester rivals were taken all the way to penalties by a dogged Brighton side before booking their passage to June’s Cup final.

In the Premier League, Arsenal stumbled against Southampton, while Newcastle hammered Spurs 6-1 in another normal weekend of Barclays.

There was plenty of jaw-dropping snippets elsewhere too and we’ve collated 13 of the best moments here.

Lionel Messi

Just ridiculous.

Kylian Mbappe of PSG celebrates his second goal with Lionel Messi (left) during the French championship Ligue 1 football match between SCO Angers and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on April 21, 2023 at Stade Raymond Kopa in Angers, France

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka

The Millennial Stanley Matthews is at it once more.


What an absolute joker.


Back in the Football League after 15 years away.

Ben Foster

Heart-warming stuff.


The sweetest of victories for the next Serie A champions.

Riyad Mahrez

Mahrez scored the first hat-trick in an FA Cup semi-final since 1958 and here’s the pick of the bunch.

Kazuyoshi Miura

Sushi and seaweed is the secret to thriving at the ripe old (footballing) age of 56.

Pablo Fornals

Surely the ‘shittest’ best goal that we’ve ever seen.


Absolute filth.

Rodrygo pushes one player away and then casually nutmegs another 😂
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Pepe is 40 years old. Forty. Years. Old.

Carlos Carvalhal


Abel Hernandez

A sumptuous strike from the former Hull striker.

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