Pic: Celtic celebrate Mikael Lustig’s birthday by sharing 4 brilliant photos of the defender

Mikael Lustig joined Celtic in 2012-13 from Rosenborg BK and has since established himself as a bit of a cult hero at the club.



The Big Swede has often played match-winning performances and has 10 goals to his name for the club.

To celebrate his birthday, the official Twitter account posted photos of the right-back from various Cup wins and training sessions spanning across his career so far at the club.

Affectionately known as the mad man of the team, Lustig is often seen playing pranks and joking around his teammates. The photos effectively capture his larger than life persona.

Have a look at the pictures below:




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(Video) Controversial decision as Dominic Solanke goal disallowed due to handball vs West Brom

Alan Pardew’s West Brom managed to keep Liverpool’s ‘fabulous quartet’ at bay as they somehow held off the Merseyside club to a goalless draw at Anfield.



Liverpool were favorites going into the game with Klopp fielding a strong attacking lineup to put in a strong performance after the disappointing draw with Everton, but found themselves denied time and time again by a resolute West Brom defence.

The Reds finally looked to have secured all 3 points in the 82nd minute as Dominic Solanke fired the ball into the net past Foster.

However, referee Paul Tierney disallowed Solanke’s goal, with replays showing the ball hitting the young forward’s arm as he looked to bring it under control after Jonny Evans managed to deflect an incoming cross.

The decision did not bode well with Liverpool players who openly confronted the officials regarding the decision which led to a messy tussle with West Brom players getting involved in the action as well.

The controversy did not die down even after the full time whistle with Jurgen Klopp expressing his disappointment with the officiating for the second time running following the late penalty awarded to Everton during the Merseyside derby.

Check out the move which led to the controversial decision here:



(Video) Marcus Rashford almost scored a ‘goal of the season’ contender last night

The Premier League title race is in danger of turning into a one-horse race especially after Manchester United, seen as City’s strongest contenders, failed to stop Pep’s unbeaten side in their local derby on Sunday.



Jose Mourinho however refuses to rule his side out of the race just yet and United kept themselves in the picture with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth at Old Trafford yesterday.

The atmosphere at the famous old ground looked subdued with most fans already contemplating the possibility of finishing behind their noisy neighbours.

The uninspiring performance from United also didn’t help as the home crowd was left frustrated for large parts of the game after yet another lacklustre display in a fixture many felt United should have dominated.

Just when it looked like a mini revolt was brewing in the stands Marcus Rashford took it upon himself to entertain the home crowd and almost produced a magical solo goal only for his 25 yard belter to be denied by the post.

United fans were left aggrieved as many felt the young striker deserved the goal to go in after Rashford put in another marauding display on the left flank since being introduced after the break.

Check out his superb effort below –



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(Video) These Canadian fans getting a hug from Mauricio Pochettino will warm the cockles of your heart

Mauricio Pochettino is respected throughout the footballing world, more so by the Tottenham Fans who absolutely adore him for what he has done for the club so far.



Not just the quality of football Spurs play under him, the fans also love the Argentine for dishing out warm hugs to players after a match.

So, when Melvyn Xuereb, a Spurs fan from Canada, requested a hug from Pochettino on the One Hotspur Fans’ Forum event, the boss did not hesitate for a single minute and was on his feet to embrace the fan.

Xuereb, who loves the way Poch hugs the Spurs players after a big win, expressed his joy to Spurs TV after the event.

This was certainly a heart-warming moment for everyone in attendance as Pochettino showed he’s a gentleman off the pitch as well and proved why he is loved around the world.

Check out the video below –



(Video) Arsenal fans truly enjoyed Troy Deeney missing this sitter last night

Watford’s dramatic 2-1 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace last night must have definitely left fans disappointed, but it came at a much greater expense for Troy Deeney.



The Watford skipper was subjected to some grade-A trolling courtesy of Arsenal fans after he botched up a ridiculously simple tap-in on the face of Palace’s goal.

Gunners fans thoroughly enjoyed the moment due to animosity towards Deeney, as he had previously accused them of lacking “cojones” after beating them at Vicarage Road earlier this season.

Incidentally, Deeney has managed to score just one goal in six games (which was also from a penalty) ever since he ranted out against Arsenal.

The striker’s poor form peaked with his miss of the season last night, and it was only expected of Gooners to have a ball (pun intended) hitting back at him for it.

Check out the video of the miss and some of the best reactions by Arsenal fans below –



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Pic: How a Facebook post leaked the news of Newcastle United’s imminent takeover last night

Just when Toon fans were beginning to lose hope of having any festive cheer concerning their club after the Magpies’ horrendous on-field form, news of a potential breakthrough in takeover talks has given fans hopes of having a gleeful Christmas.



A screenshot of a Facebook post showing details of Amanda Staveley’s potential takeover emerged last night. According to the post, the deal is set to cost £320 million with Mike Ashley set to receive additional add-ons of £15 million if the Magpies make it to Europe

Rafa Benitez has previously voiced his concerns about the lack of transfer funds and according the leaked image, the Spaniard is reportedly set to be given a £100 million transfer kitty after the takeover next month.

With the threat of relegation hanging over the club after having only one win in 11 games in the league, this development is most certainly a positive news for Newcastle United fans who were growing increasingly restless due to the uncertainty surrounding their club.

Check out the screenshot that broke the good news last night –



(Video) Tunnel Cam shows James Milner having a go at the 4th official after Everton draw

Liverpool man not at all happy with the penalty decision

Everton stole a point at Anfield coming from behind to grab a 1-1 draw at rival turf.



Central to the heated contest was a controversial penalty awarded to the Toffees which seems to divide opinion along the two halves of Mersey.

James Milner though, had no doubts regarding the decision and was captured by the Tunnel Cam, lambasting the officials for their softness towards a game changing decision.

Much of the post-match talk had been about the legitimacy of the penalty and Milner certainly did not hesitate in letting his feelings known to the 4th official.

The industrious midfielder echoed the lingering disappointment amongst Liverpool fans who felt they were hard done by simulation antics from Everton stiker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

For a player that runs an extra mile for the sake of his team, Milner’s reaction tells a lot about his dedication towards Liverpool’s cause.

Check out the bit in the Tunnel Cam below, the moment occurs after the 10 minute mark –




(Video) Two instances of Eden Hazard being literally unplayable against Huddersfield last night

Eden Hazard picked up yet another Man of the Match award as the Blues ran out 3-1 winners at Huddersfield Town last night. The absence of Alvaro Morata through a slight niggle meant Hazard started in a false 9 role at the John Smith’s Stadium.



The freedom of the role seemed to suit the little Belgian well as he was seen all over the pitch, running down the wings at times and even taking on defenders head-on as he ran down the centre of the pitch.

Although, he had no goals to show for his enterprising performance, Hazard’s sorcery with the ball was on full display.

Sprinting to win loose balls and then setting off on a run from the halfway line or dribbling past defenders with utmost ease whilst shuffling the ball from one foot to another, his footwork was mesmerising.

The nimble turns and dainty fakes one way and then running off in the other direction left defenders kicking out at thin air in frustration.

Check out the clips below where the Belgian magician is seen weaving circles round players, adorning himself in a somewhat superhuman aura –



Pic: Roberto Firmino shows off wacky new hairdo before the game against West Brom

Few foreign players could boast to have garnered the love of the Anfield faithful as quickly as Robert Firmino has.

The Brazilian hit the ground running following his move from the Bundesliga and fans were left mesmerized by the footballing genius on display from the former Hoffenhiem player.



Fans were also wooed by his bold fashion statements and so it’s no surprise that his latest hairdo has caused quite a stir among the Reds fans online.

The Brazilian decided to get the fancy new hairdo following the game on Sunday after being forced to watch the Merseyside derby from the bench for most parts of the evening.

Firmino will be hoping that the new hairstyle marks a change around in fortunes as he looks to reclaim his place in Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI when Liverpool host West Brom on Wednesday night.

Check out Bobby’s new look below –




(Video) Goosebumps inducing noise from Leeds United fans at Loftus Road during the 3-1 win v QPR

A quickfire double from Kemar Roofe appeared to have Leeds cruising to all three points until Felix Wiedwald somehow let Pawel Wszolek’s ball go into the net.



QPR’s hopes of a comeback were on, but Roofe sealed all three points at the death in what was an entertaining performance by Leeds United away from Elland road.

The traveling Leeds contingent were in their full voice and thoroughly enjoyed the renewed vigor on display from the players.

Cameras managed to capture the amazing scenes at Loftus Road and videos of the buzzing travelling support have been shared by elated Leeds fans all over Twitter.

This particular video really manages to capture the emotion of the scenes that unfolded on Saturday, check it out below –