The fact that Stoke City dented Manchester United’s unbeaten start to the season might have disappointed fans, but the game was an absolute thriller as far as Anthony Martial’s cameo is concerned.
The Frenchman, who started on the bench, lit up the game for his team when he was introduced in the 72nd minute as a replacement for Marcus Rashford.
What soon followed was a spectacular display of flamboyance and skills that left fans dazzled despite the player’s inability to snatch a win for his team.
Martial was excellent running along the left flank and he was particularly spectacular when he pulled off a sick move on Stoke’s Mame Biram Diouf that left everyone in disbelief.
Showing no sympathy to Diouf (a former Red Devil himself), Martial left him down on his knees with mesmerizing twists and turns.
Watch Martial finishing Diouf’s career below –
Since work began a year ago, Spurs fans have been imagining the prospects of some day watching their team play in what will arguably be the most modern stadium in England.
Complete with premium seats, a sky lounge, massive entertainment centres, and state-of-the-art amenities, the gigantic 61,559 stadium will surely be the pride of London.
The club recently gave fans a small peak into their ambitious plans of constructing the world’s first dividing retractable pitch which will enable the stadium to host both, football as well as NFL matches.
But while the future still seems distant, for now fans will have to settle for these pictures (via @NewSpursStadium) showing just how far Tottenham have come with their new stadium over the past one year –
Tuesday night will be a momentous occasion for Celtic when they host French giants Paris Saint-Germain at Celtic Park.
Brendan Rodgers’ men will kick off their European dreams this season after being drawn in a daunting group consisting of PSG, German champions Bayern Munich and Belgian club Anderlecht.
Facing such big clubs in the opening rounds of the Champions League is not new for the Hoops; they had to play against the likes of Barcelona and Manchester City during their last campaign.
Next week’s encounter against PSG, however, will be played at a whole new level.
Celtic’s opponents for the night will include the likes of Neymar, the world’s most expensive player, and his new teammate Kylian Mbappe, who has taken the world by storm with his potential.
Not a club to bow down to pressure, Celtic will definitely be expected to put up a brave fight in what could be looked as a David vs. Goliath encounter.
And keeping precisely this thought in mind, a Celtic fan (@cartujakds) created this stunning graphic for his club’s clash against PSG –
Kit suppliers New Balance have released a special edition kit to mark the occasion of Liverpool celebrating their 125th birthday this year.
The all-black commemorative edition shirt will be based on the same template as Liverpool’s home kit, featuring the New Balance logo, the club crest and the sponsor name – all in black, of course.
Whether these special-editions shirts will be used by players this season is still not known, but they are most likely to be on sale for fans only.
Via Footyheadlines.com, check out the beautiful all-black Liverpool kit below –
The return of Premier League football after a brief international break will see Manchester United making a short trip to Britannia Stadium on Saturday.
The Red Devils, who currently occupy the number one position in the points table, will be hoping to garner all three points against Stoke in a bid to remain league leaders.
As far as team news is concerned, Jose Mourinho has no fresh injury concerns. Super striker Romelu Lukaku, who has helped United more than cope up with Wayne Rooney’s exit, will be expected to play his usual role of terrorizing the Potters’ defences.
And with United’s defence being as tight as it can after the addition of Nemanja Matic, Stoke City are facing a scary prospect on Saturday.
Especially if Mourinho deploys this starting XI (via @Mourinholxgy) shown below –
Many Tottenham fans would have taken great interest in Ivory Coast’s World Cup qualifier against Gabon on Tuesday. Their latest summer signing Serge Aurier was on display and the right-back did not disappoint!
The 24-year-old showed another aspect of his game, when he whipped in a lovely curling free kick in the box during the second half. A fantastic delivery, which was just begging to be converted by Ivory Coast.
Although the ball did not find its way into the goal, Aurier’s effort definitely showed why he’s worth every penny of the £23 million that Spurs paid to sign him from PSG on deadline day last month.
Maybe a set-piece taker in the future for Spurs? Watch Serge Aurier’s free kick below –
Iceland inched a step closer towards booking a spot in next year’s World Cup following a 2-0 win over Ukraine on Tuesday.
Both the goals were scored by Everton’s latest summer signing Gylfi Sigurdsson, who is most likely play his first home game this Saturday.
Everton’s £40 million record buy proved just why he deserves every penny spent on him as his contribution to the game involved not just two goals, but a stunning combination of precision crosses and brilliant runs: all achieved in just a total of 32 concise passes.
Check out the highlights of Sigurdsson’s amazing match against Ukraine on international duty –
France showed yet again that they have some of the best young players in the world after their emphatic 4-1 win over Kazakhstan in the UEFA U-21 qualifiers yesterday.
The Frenchmen managed to win the match thanks to Martin Terrier’s stunning hat-trick and Jonathan Bamba’s solo effort.
Also grabbing the limelight was Celtic’s new £4.5 million signing Olivier Ntcham, who justified his price tag with a mature performance last night.
Ntcham is already quite famous with the Celtic fans because of his passing ability, and the 21-year-old midfielder showed his craft again after he fired in a lovely diagonal pass before the 3rd goal of the night.
Check out Ntcham’s beautiful cross (first pass of the video) and the eventual goal below –
It would be an understatement to say that Alexis Sanchez has seen much better times than the predicament he finds himself in these days.
The Arsenal superstar was reportedly denied a want-away move to Manchester City when manager Arsene Wenger decided to play with his chances and hold him back without a contract extension in sight.
If that wasn’t bad enough, Sanchez also had to deal with his national team’s 1-0 defeat to Bolivia last night, which dented their chances of qualifying for next year’s World Cup.
Recent back to back defeats on international duty greatly affected the player, who reacted to the loss with a long Instagram message saying he’s “tired” of all the criticism he is subjected to while playing for Chile.
Making matters even worse, a bunch of Chilean fans have now decided to hold protests demanding his break up with girlfriend Mayte Rodriguez, blaming her for Alexis being too “fat” and “distracted” to play for his country!
Check out the screenshot (via @MrArsenicTM) of the Facebook event calling for a protest march against Sanchez’s relationship below –
While most clubs prefer to sort out their major transfer interests early in the summer, Liverpool pulled off a big last-minute surprise by bringing in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on deadline day.
The former Arsenal man traded one red jersey for another after becoming Liverpool’s last signing of the summer in a £35 million move.
But things have not been all rosy for Ox and it would be safe to say that his recent performance during England v Slovakia would not have impressed any Reds fan out there.
In a largely frustrating evening, one particular moment that definitely made Liverpool supporters cringe involved Ox wasting a promising chance with this horrendous attempt at goal.
Even Harry Kane was frustrated, check out the shot from Ox below –