Oh, Sergio. No no no no no. As Gary Lineker succinctly tweeted, what kind of idiot is trying to do this when there is so much at stake?
Those of a certain age will remember Lineker trying to be a little too smart when taking a kick against Brazil to tie Sir Bobby Charlton’s record for scoring in England. I don’t think we called it a Panenka back then, we just called it garbage.
Aguero, with City 1-0 against their Champions League final opponents Chelsea and with a victory securing the Premier League title this season – not to mention the chance to tie Wayne Rooney’s record of scoring the most Premier League goals for a club – thought he’d ridicule Edouard Mendy. As you can probably guess, there was only one fool.
Thomas Tuchel seems to have the measure of Pep Guardiola as Chelsea settled at half-time and came out to win the game 2-1. Of course, they were aided by the madness of Aguero and Kurt Zouma who incredibly escaped with a foul tacked on Raheem Sterling, but a win is a win and all that.
As City and Chelsea make their way through their Champions League semi-finals to book a date in Istanbul (or London, if common sense prevails), there is no way for the team from Earth Tuchel to go there for a nice day. Are you firing a manager before winning the European title? Peak Chelsea, right?
Manchester City’s champagne will be nice and cold at this rate – especially after United fans graciously allowed them to play this weekend.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer clearly has a formula that works, so why deviate? Aston Villa took the lead, obviously Manchester United settled in the break and won.
I’m sure Douglas Luiz would love the chance to make that decision again. Mason Greenwood is becoming quite lethal again – meaning United probably don’t need to go waste £ 150million on Erling Haaland.
Harry Maguire’s record of playing every Premier League minute this season has come to an end after Edinson Cavani managed to send a player from Villa flying into skipper United.
Cavani made up for that by scoring the third, while Ollie Watkins was probably a little tough to get a second yellow for the dive given that Henderson made even the slightest touch – not enough for a penalty, not enough to send him off. . disabled.
Maguire could now miss the European final and the European Championships – it just seems like summer vacation in Europe doesn’t agree with him.
Leicester appear poised to do the impossible for a second straight season – that’s finding a way not to qualify for the Champions League despite being well prepared for the entire season.
They lost 4-2 to Steve Bruce’s Newcastle on Friday night – and it’s amazing how much better Bruce’s side appear to be now that they again have their two best forwards available. You know, like he said.
With Leicester’s wheels falling, there must be renewed hope at Anfield that if they can be reasonably good for the next few games, they could end up at the top of the list next season.
Sadio Mane scored such a rare goal and Thiago opened his account for the club against Southampton – whose players are implementing a cunning plan of ensuring that Ralph Hassenhuttl is not poached by a bigger club giving the impression that it is not very good.
Brighton was once again very, very Brighton – they led against Wolves via Lewis Dunk to see the same player get his second red card of the season.
Wolves continued to win before Neal Maupay managed to land the last Premier League kick off this season, seven minutes after the final whistle. All of this seems to make Graham Potter a very good choice for the Spursy Spurs.
Tottenham traveled to Leeds and were shown what a well-trained, supportive, fully on the same page football team looks like, leaving all hope of Champions League football in the trash. The best Spurs can hope for now is to avoid the Europa Conference League.
Rookie manager Ryan Mason is still reviewing Harry Kane’s unauthorized goal to see if he was actually offside.
Marcelo Bielsa was right: “the conclusion was the difference in desire of the players”. Tottenham’s story of the season in one sentence translated, right there.
UCL final at Wembley, Ronaldo facing embarrassing stage, Poch under pressure
UEFA and UK government to discuss transfer of Champions League final to Wembley
Arsenal fans will love what Tierney was doing after his win over West Brom
Lingard sheds light on West Ham Captain Noble’s ‘salvage’ egg and flour stuffing
Man United, England sweat over Maguire’s fitness as Ole gives ominous injury update
Portsmouth and Charlton beaten at dams by Oxford but Robinson is banned
West Ham appear to be running out of steam and Everton have shown they are slightly better away from home, with Ancelotti beating Moysiah 1-0 at the track and field stadium.
The Toffees remain on track to be totally insignificant in the seventh.
Christian Benteke summed up his entire football career against Sheffield United.
The Crystal Palace frontman saw everything he hit cleanly deflected by Aaron Ramsdale, but the one he received was deflected after shining him.
After seeing his Arsenal side fail miserably to join United in the Europa League final, Mikel Arteta has made it clear that even more changes are needed in the squad.
His immediate concern is likely to be the possibility of an immediate change in the manager’s chair – ex-Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri being linked with the Emirates.
Whether it’s Arteta or anyone else, Arsenal’s future must be built around Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith-Rowe, the two academy boys who can help stop the Gunners from making more purchases. shocking in the transfer market.
Nicolas Pepe, the fifth most expensive signing in British football history, is often seen as one of those shocking buys (certainly here) – but his strike was pretty tasty.
Mind you, do it when it counts Pepe – like a Europa League semi-final, as opposed to a pretty much relegated Baggies. The same could be said for Willian – signed on for a free but decent paycheck, you imagine. Super free kick, just in the wrong game.
The defeat means Big Sam can’t claim to have never defeated a team – mind you, he will always have Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea in his WBA days and, no doubt, he will remind us of that.