Harry Kane, FCB 9 celebrates his 0-2 goal, happy, laugh, celebration in action in the match SV WERDER BREMEN - FC BAYERN MUENCHEN 0-4 on Aug 18, 2023 in Bremen, Germany. Season 2023/2024, 1.Bundesliga, FCB, München, matchday 1

19 things we loved this weekend: Kane, Pedri, Keane, Gerrard, Earps…

Spain’s masterclass and England’s heartbreaking defeat in the Women’s World Cup final featured in a weekend of football that will live long in the memory.

Elsewhere, it feels like we’re getting into the swing of the 2023-24 season with Serie A and the Bundesliga underway and joining in the action alongside the Premier League, La Liga and Ligue 1.

The Ange Postecoglou era officially has lift-off at Tottenham while we’re still waiting for the Mauricio Pochettino era to park into life at Chelsea.

Here are 19 moments we loved from a fantastic weekend of football.

Harry Kane

It took Kane just one match to steal the souls of Bundesliga defenders.

Roy Keane


Saudi nonsense

One of the great football administrator quotes.

Steven Gerrard

He couldn’t resist a smile here.

Pep Guardiola

“You think you know better pal?”

Bruno Fernandes

Very, very naughty.

Jude Bellingham

Three goals in two games? Absolutely killing it for Madrid, this boy.

Cesare Casadei

A last-minute winner on his Leicester debut? This Chelsea loanee has an incredibly bright future ahead of him.

Manor Soloman

Excellent stuff.


Special player.

Victor Osimhen

Starting where he left off…

Aaron Ramsey

The former Arsenal and Juventus midfielder has very much still got it.

Lionel Messi

His first trophy with Inter Miami and his scoring streak continues. Woof.

Stuttgart supporters

No ‘pint, pie and bookies’ for this lot.

Paul Cook

Sensational scenes.

Mary Earps

Logan Roy, eat your heart out.

Olga Carmona

A goal worthy of winning any football match, never mind a World Cup final.

This goal

This might be the fastest-travelling ball we’ve ever seen.

This goal

Sorry, Grimsby, you don’t win goal of the weekend. South Shields do.

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