Manchester United's Alejandro Garnacho celebrates scoring the winning goal against Fulham at Craven Cottage, London, November 2022.

15 things we loved this weekend: Garnacho, White, Benzema, Speed…

The final weekend of Premier League action before the World Cup break lived up to all the hype after Arsenal extended their lead at the summit to five points and Alejandro Garnacho consolidated his hero status at Manchester United.

Brentford recorded a famous victory at Manchester City while Newcastle continued their impressive season with a well-deserved triumph over Chelsea.

And there was plenty of intrigue elsewhere as domestic football reminded us of its brilliance before the month-long break for Qatar 2022.

For the final time before Christmas, we’ve collected 15 things that made us smile this weekend.

Alejandro Garnacho

There’s no stopping this kid right now.


We’re sure he’ll meet Ronaldo soon enough.

Ben White

One of the revelations of the season.

Aaron Ramsdale

We can’t help but admire Ramsdale’s commitment to boiling the piss of opposition supporters.

Karim Benzema

Back to where it all began.

Gary Neville

Paul Scholes steals the show in this amusing anecdote.

Tyrone Mings

The Aston Villa defender really tugged on our heartstrings here.

Amad Diallo

He’s really starting to click at Sunderland.

Jamal Lascelles

Newcastle’s excellence at shithousery is something to behold.

Ashley Barnes

Burnley’s battering ram had a normal one against their arch-rivals.

Gareth Bale

Everything about Wales’s participation in the World Cup has been heart-warming.

Alexis Sanchez

Still got it.

Danny Rose

The legend of Dion Dublin remains as strong as ever.

Fredy Guarin


Cosmin Matei

This is lovely.

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