19 things we loved this weekend: Rashford, Odegaard, Ramsdale…

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Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring for Manchester United at Wolverhampton Wanderers in their Premier League match at Molineux, Wolverhampton, December 2022.

This weekend saw the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023 as the Premier League provided plenty of seasonal thrills and spills to keep us all entertained.

After both Manchester City and Newcastle dropped points, Arsenal opened up a seven-point gap at the top with an exciting victory over Brighton.

Elsewhere, Leicester City’s Wout Faes stuck two worldies into his own net while Marcus Rashford rose from the bench to become Manchester United’s match-winner.

Leagues across Europe also rose from their World Cup slumber, with one poor La Liga striker providing one of the worst misses we’ve ever seen. Ever.

We’ve collected together 19 things that made our hearts swoon over the past few days.

Martin Odegaard

Just look at the state of this pass.

Aaron Ramsdale

This kind of reaction is meat and drink to Ramsdale.


Starting 2023 right.

Arsenal’s start

Bang on course for their first league title since 2004.

Marcus Rashford

From oversleeping to keeping United in the hunt for Champions League football…

Erling Haaland

We don’t condone violence but seeing Haaland protest this decision made us chuckle.

Haaland v Godfrey

No wonder Haaland was wound up if this battle is anything to go by.

Wout Faes

No wonder The Kop spent the second half of this game shouting ‘SHOOT’ whenever Faes got the ball…

Bruno Guimaraes

A fitting tribute to the great Pele.

Leeds United

Wonderful shithousery from Leeds to secure an away point at St James’ Park.

Vinicius Jr

The Real Madrid man is continuing to call out the racists.

Scott Parker

Parker will manage in the Champions League in 2023.

David de Gea

The Manchester United goalkeeper made a match-winning save at Molineux.

Unai Emery

Making an instant impact at Aston Villa.

Gerard Moreno

A late contender for the miss of 2022.

Aleksandr Golovin

Stupendous stuff from the Monaco midfielder.



2022 tribute

The excellent Twitter account ‘Bryan’s Gunn’ paid tribute to all those the footballing world lost in 2022. We recommend you watch it.

Pep Guardiola

We can’t get enough of his weirdness.

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