Newcastle United pulled off a fantastic 2-1 win at St. James’ Park against Manchester City on Tuesday night.
City opened the scoring with an early Aguero strike in the very first minute but perhaps it just wasn’t meant to be for Pep Guardiola’s side as Salomon Rondon equalised in the 66th minute and Matt Ritchie scored a penalty in the 80th minute to seal three important points for the Magpies.
After a dismal start to the season where it took Newcastle 11 matches to register their first win, the Magpies seem to have found a semblance of coordination amongst themselves after executing back-to-back victories in the Premier League.
While social media warriors went online to discuss and debate the intricacies of the exciting clash after full-time, one video has grabbed quite a bit of attention.
Posted by @ALawrence95UK on Twitter, this video captures the sheer energy emanating from St. James’ Park despite it being recorded from a mile away. Check it out below:
Several other Geordies responded to the post. @mickpielad wrote, “Never had a feeling like that inside the stadium for a long Time! UNITED!”
A cheeky response from @peteb333 read- “Parts of Liverpool sounded the same last night.”
@CheekyTOON24 wrote, “So nice to hear that place roar again it’s been long time since I’ve heard a 2nd half atmosphere like that.”
Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has received much love and appreciation from fans after they won 2-1 against Rotherham United at the New York Stadium. Fans were ecstatic with his display of passion inside the technical area in the last game.
This image of a “levitating” Bielsa has earned a lot of affection from Leeds fans. Some of their responses to this image are worth looking at:
Having delivered some spectacular results this season till now, Bielsa has the fans behind him.
After the ‘Spygate’ fiasco, where he received a lot of criticism from the footballing community on written and unwritten limits of ethics, the fans had his back.
Leeds United have been like a breath of fresh air in this cruel world of sports management full of mid-season sackings & social media melodrama and the reaction for this photo just sums up the kind of love fans share for their manager.
Former Derby County player Peter Shilton has been shelled on social media after his apparent lack of knowledge about Marcelo Bielsa’s nationality.
A video posted by @CREATIVElead on Twitter showed Shilton unaware of Marcelo Bielsa’s nationality when he was live on Sky Sports, confusing the Argentine to be an Italian.
While the error could have been harmlessly sidelined, Shilton made a further comment which caused a furore on social media.
When he was informed that Bielsa was not an Italian but an Argentine, Shilton replied “Oh is he? Makes it even worse then, doesn’t it?”
The eight-second video has crossed 147K views on Twitter. While it is common knowledge that the English and the Argentinians are not friends when it comes to national team football, many Leeds United felt that Shilton’s additional comment was unnecessary and racist at its core.
Shilton’s controversial comment came after Leeds United coach Marcelo Bielsa’s “Spygate” scandal came into limelight.
A fiercely contested match at Wembley between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United ended with United winning by a single goal last night.
Bitter with a home defeat, Spurs fans have been quick to point out the chink in their defensive armour- Kieran Trippier.
The Englishman, who had a rather sketchy match against United, was also at the root of Rashford’s winner after his pass was intercepted by Lingard, who passed it to Pogba before Rashford struck the ball past Lloris.
Minutes before the goal, Trippier was also at the heart of a scuffle with Anthony Martial when the Frenchman refused to kick the ball out of play after Moussa Sissoko was injured.
Irritated by this, Trippier charged at Martial and pushed him. Martial was livid and looked like he was about to ruin Trippier before Harry Winks was able to separate them.
Social media accounts of football computer game Pro Evolution Soccer posted a new video online welcoming Rangers’ new acquisition Jermain Defoe. .
The Bournemouth player is on an 18-month loan deal at the Ibrox Stadium with a release clause.
The 36-year-old English forward has scored 162 goals in 496 appearances in the Premier League and the excitement among Rangers fans after the transfer has definitely been peaked by the video released by PES on Twitter.
Defoe’s likeness to his in-game look in PES is remarkably close, and the ten-second video has now received over 48000 views on Twitter.
After Rangers joined Liverpool and Barcelona last year, along with Celtic as premium partners of Konami, fans were waiting for the developers to recreate Ibrox Stadium and update more in-game player faces.
Now that PES has released Defoe’s in-game look, it could be only a matter of days before gamers can enjoy playing matches at a recreated Ibrox Stadium in PES 2019.
As Liverpool lost to Manchester City in a fiercely fought match at Etihad Stadium, both fanbases went online to debate the outcome. Prime among the topics discussed were the goal-line technology decision that ruled out Mane’s effort and Vincent Kompany’s challenge on Mohamed Salah.
While City and Liverpool fans went toe-to-toe on social media, Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette was also spotted being active on Twitter after the game.
Arsenal fans, who were naturally happy with the result as it effectively protects their “Invincibles” title, became elated to see their forward Lacazette like a post on Twitter which celebrated the Liverpool loss with a headline “And still only one Invincible team.”
With Liverpool’s undefeated run in Premier League coming to an end, Arsenal fans are relishing it as a way of getting back at the Reds fans, who had won the bragging rights when the two teams last met on 29th December 2018 at Anfield.
Check out a screenshot of Lacazette’s Twitter activity below –