Celtic continued their winning run in the Scottish Premiership with a 2-0 victory over arch rivals Rangers at Ibrox on Saturday.
Every Celtic v Rangers derby has its fair share of charged-up moments that make this encounter great and this instalment was no different.
Take Scott Brown’s half-time face off, for example. The Celtic captain was involved in a heated confrontation with Gers boss Pedro Caixinha, who accused him of getting a little too physical with one of his players.
In another moment, Brown lighted up the game on the pitch when he summoned his inner Andres Iniesta to display some midfield magic.
Eliminating two Rangers players with some delicious side-stepping business, the midfielder enthralled Hoops fans with an equally impressive through ball ahead.
Watch Scott Brown’s midfield magic on display below –
Arsenal faithful are going to be thrilled when they see former star Bacary Sagna sporting an old club jersey.
The French international, who is currently a free agent, looks like he still reminisces playing for his former club.
The right-back who posted a picture of himself on Instagram was seen donning the 2013/14 Arsenal training jersey from Nike while relaxing with mate Yianni Charalambous.
The 34-year-old spent seven seasons at the Emirates before making a free transfer move to Manchester City in 2014. Sagna has always been vocal about his fondness for Arsenal and manager Arsene Wenger.
It was in Emirates where Sagna made a name for himself, becoming a regular for the Gunners and making 247 appearances in all competitions.
Via @VoIantesque, have a look at Sagna with the Arsenal training kit:
Seems Chelsea star Pedro has found someone special following his divorce with longtime partner Carolina Martin Rodriguez. The Spaniard looked a happy man, strolling around the streets of London with his supposed new girlfriend.
The pair was seen smiling, holding hands and sharing an affectionate kiss on a sunny Thursday evening.
The identity of the blonde still remains a mystery though.
It appears the high spirits off the pitch have translated to the 30-year-old’s performance on the pitch as well. The ex-Barcelona man was able to manage a goal to his name during Chelsea’s 4-0 victory against Stoke City on Saturday.
Check the pictures (via @ouggi) of the newly-formed couple below:
Disgraceful attempt from the LCFC fan
Liverpool avenged their midweek loss to the Foxes with a hard fought win at the King Power Stadium on Saturday. Amidst all the drama on the pitch, a young Leicester City patron decided to brandish the Sun logo on his phone towards the away section.
A clear attempt to look down upon the visitors, it was a woeful act of negligence from the home team supporter. The Sun have been guilty of spreading inappropriate facts regarding the the Hillsborough disaster which has resulted in their condemnation by the whole city of Liverpool.
It is expected by the footballing fraternity to show respect to what was a gruesome tragedy and incidents such as these are definitely a shame to the sport.
Pretty poor this from the Leicester City fan. Via @Bricktop7, check out the picture below –
A heroic block
Leeds United edged Ipswich Town 3-2 in an enthralling encounter at Elland Road, thus ensuring their position at the top of the Championship table.
The Peacocks were stretched all the way by the away side and had Luke Ayling to thank for preserving their advantage through some dogged defending. With the scoreline at 2-1 in favour of the home side, Ipswich threatened to equalise from a low cross from the right wing, only to be denied by a last ditch tackle by the Leeds man.
The 6’1 defender used all of his big frame to slide in and get the faintest of touches to deflect the shot away from goal. A game changing moment, check out the effort from Ayling below –
As fierce the rivalry and real the hatred for each other, it must be a sickening reality for every Rangers fan to see their greatest rivals Celtic so dominant on the domestic scene in recent seasons.
The current champions registered yet another victory as they outclassed Rangers 2-0 at the Ibrox Stadium on Saturday to extend their unbeaten domestic run to 57 games.
It was then rather unsurprising to see frustrations boiling over for the Gers fanbase and that precisely was the case when a person was caught ‘flipping the bird’ towards the Celtic fans in the stadium.
What was surprising was the fact that the person doing the act was not just any Gers supporting spectator but a STEWARD on duty during the match!
The moment caught on cam by @thebloke109, check out the picture below –
Everton legend and now coach Duncan Ferguson just couldn’t hold himself back when substitute Oumar Niasse struck his second goal and the eventual match-winner for the Toffees on the 82nd minute against Bournemouth.
Ferguson was simply overjoyed and started ecstatically jumping up and down after Niasse had pulled the club from the verge of what looked to be another defeat.
Things may not have been bright for the big man and his club in the recent few weeks as Everton faced 3 consecutive defeats at the hands of Chelsea, Spurs and Man Utd.
But the Blues got their season back on track with a 2-1 win at Goodison Park yesterday.
Check out the celebration from Big Dunc below –
Bobby has got a distinct hobby
Roberto Firmino is known for being an uncharacteristic number 9 on the pitch and he seems to be following it up with similar tastes off the pitch as well.
The Brazilian forward recently shared snaps of himself and two other Liverpool first-teamers with a giant snake around their necks. The other two being Philippe Coutinho and Alberto Moreno, the trio are known to be close friends off the pitch and were party to Firmino’s not so sophisticated interests.
Footballers have done stranger things in the past, but to be hanging around with a massive snake is surely new.
A hilarious click indeed, topped by Bobby’s out of the world dressing sense and Moreno’s reaction. Check it out below –
Chelsea new boy Alvaro Morata notched up a brilliant hat-rick at the Britannia Stadium to help his side win the game 4-0 on Saturday.
The hat-trick took the striker’s goal tally to 6 from his opening 6 games ever since his arrival at Chelsea from Real Madrid.
While any player would be over the moon with credentials like these, a very mature Morata kept his feet on the ground when asked about his goals during the post-match interview.
Instead of acknowledging his hat-trick, the 24-year-old went into self-critical mode instead and pointed out the two chances he missed in the dying moments of the match.
Needless to say, Chelsea fans absolutely loved the humbleness on display from their new signing. Check out the bit from his interview below –
Tottenham Hotspur held off a spirited comeback from West Ham United in the late stages of the second half as they came away with a nervy 3-2 win at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday. A brace from Harry Kane along with a Christian Eriksen strike ensured that Spurs did not lose their second London derby of this season.
And while Kane did take the plaudits for his goals, another player who shared the limelight with the England forward was midfielder Moussa Sissoko who had the Spurs fans buzzing after his altercation with Hammers captain Mark Noble.
Apparently, Spurs fans saw the funny side of the incident, trolling Mark Noble for not even being able to flinch Sissoko despite leaning on him with all of his body weight.
Many thought this could have been the Frenchman’s best moment in a Spurs shirt.
Check out a picture of the Spurs man squaring up with the Hammers legend below –