Veteran Rangers defender Bruno Alves put in an impressive shift on his first start under interim manager Graeme Murty as Rangers recorded a resounding 3-0 win over Aberdeen on Thursday.
The 36-year-old, making a return from a back injury was instrumental in helping Rangers keep a clean sheet with a dominant performance at the back. Apart from the obvious job of putting in the tackles and marshalling the defence, Alves also came up with what was a superb clearance turned no-look pass towards the end of the first half.
A spectacular passage of passing from Aberdeen saw Stevie May dangerously marauding down on the wing only for the ever-vigilant Alves to intercept the pass with the back of his head.
Intentional or not, surely worth a watch. Check out the moment below –
One of the notable talking points from Leicester’s home tie against Spurs was the subjugation of Jamie Vardy to some x-rated abuse from the Spurs fans.
The striker came under the hammer from the Spurs faithful as they dished out a brutal chant over his wife Rebecca Vardy’s involvement in the UK reality TV show ‘I’m a celeb…Get me out of here’.
Vile as the chant was, it was instant karma for those singing the chants as Vardy got one over the opposition fans in the most emphatic of ways scoring the opening goal for Leicester City in the midst of the chants.
A smug Vardy then went on to celebrate the goal by cupping his ears to the silenced opposition fans.
When it comes to football rivalries, the ‘War of the Roses’ rivalry between Manchester United and Leeds United is undoubtedly one of the fiercest and ugliest.
And while the intensity of the rivalry may have waned over the ensuing years of Leeds’ struggles in the lower echelons of English football, the rivalry remains very much significant to this day as evidenced by some Man United fans belting out anti-Leeds chants in the game against Watford yesterday.
Despite the vast majority of the Manchester United support continuing to casually brush off the Leeds rivalry as a thing of the past, the chants just go on to show that the rivalry still matters very much to the former.
Check out the video of the United fans singing “We all hate Leeds s***” last night –
Following Sunday’s 2-0 triumph over Motherwell in the Betfred Cup final, the mood around Celtic was certainly ecstatic as Celtic added yet another piece of domestic silverware to their bulging trophy cabinet.
And in the midst of all the ecstasy, Hoops defensive midfielder Nir Bitton seemed particularly over-zealous for engaging in some banter as the 26-year-old was seen directing an x-rated comment towards a teammate on Instagram.
As Leigh Griffiths took the time to convey some sober words on Instagram, Bitton jumped in calling Griffiths a ‘wee tadger’ with tadger allegedly a Glasgow slang for a man’s manhood.
Check out a screenshot of Bitton’s comment below –
While every team in the English Championship do command huge respective followings, few teams in the division can boast of a support as staunch and voracious as Leeds United.
Fans of the Yorkshire club turn up week in and week out in almost fanatical devotion to the club throughout the season. And the Leeds fans were terrific support yet again on Saturday as Leeds recorded a morale-boosting 2-0 win away at Barnsley.
The unrelenting support rendered by the fans was perhaps best highlighted by an iconic pic of sorts doing the rounds on social media.
Taken at the away end, the picture features the very vocal Leeds fans arms raised in jubilation against the picturesque background of coloured smoke emanating from canisters.
Kudos to the photographer who took the picture, check it out below –
Leeds United put behind their disappointing 4-1 to loss to Wolves earlier this week as they recorded a comfortable 2-0 win at Barnsley on Saturday.
The win over their Yorkshire rivals eased much of the fears following the humbling they received at Wolves.
The stroke of the full-time whistle unsurprisingly drew in loud cheers from the vibrant away crowd as the Leeds faithful took their time to applaud the players off the pitch.
The Leeds team on their part made sure to appreciate the support of their fans by applauding back the fans while a certain Pontus Jansson took it one step further by engaging the fans with his trademark fist-pumping celebration at the end.
It’s not hard to see why the Swede is a favorite among the fans. Check out scenes at full time below –
Ever the brightest spot in Liverpool’s topsy curvy season so far, Mohamed Salah once again delivered the goods for Liverpool as he put in a virtuoso performance against his former club Chelsea on Saturday.
Salah was the instigator of everything good for the Reds against Chelsea as he terrorized the Blues’ defence throughout the match.
And following the spectacular performance from the 25-year-old, an iconic picture of the Egyptian showing him occupying the attention of not one, two or three but FIVE Chelsea players has surfaced online perfectly highlighting just how much of a threat he was to Chelsea.
Needless to say, the picture has gone viral amongst Liverpool fans, check it out below –
With the club sitting deep in the relegation places, the season certainly has been a very disappointing one so far for West Ham United.
And given the performances of the team, frustrations on part of the fans are quite understandable.
But while the majority of the Hammers fans have expressed their frustrations in a most vocal manner, one fan took it a tad over the line with his exhibition of anger in the game against Leicester City.
Fortunately for the Hammers though, the purported fan was seen directing that anger towards the opposition as he was captured angrily throwing an out ball at Leicester City winger Demarai Gray.
Despite all the criticisms aimed at him over the past few seasons, Arsene Wenger has always been a Gooner through and through.
Fresh from dismantling the talk of the North London power shift with a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur last week, Wenger also took the opportunity to take a dig on a Spurs supporting BT Sports presenter.
In an interview with Wenger, the presenter in question Reshmin Chowdhury made it known to Wenger that she was a Spurs fan to which the Frenchman jokingly replied that she was ill on the inside for supporting Spurs.
Arsenal fans for sure loved the reply from their long berated manager who has for once silenced all critics with the triumph in the North London derby last week.
Check out how the conersation between Arsene Wenger and Reshmin Chowdhury went:
Telling Arsene Wenger I’m a Spurs fan. Attempted this part in French, just for fun. Conversation as follows:
Me: By the way, I support Spurs
AW: Really? You have an illness…
Me: I can assure you Arsene, I’m in great health…
AW: Yes but you are ill on the inside!