Ten extraordinary things that have happened in football over the past two weeks

Atalanta v Manchester City: Group C - UEFA Champions League

Imagine not loving football.

There’s nothing quite like the emotions of being a football fan.

You don't even need to be a passionate fan of one club to experiences the ups and downs of the beautiful game.

And if you’ve been watching the sport over the past fortnight, you’ve been well and truly spoilt.

That's because the last two weeks have been absolutely crazy.

GIVEMESPORT have looked back at nine crazy things that have happened over the last two weeks:

Southampton 0-9 Leicester (Friday 25 October)

The joint-biggest win in Premier League history kicks things off.

Leicester took a 10th-minute lead before Ryan Bertrand was sent off two minutes later for the home side.

The floodgates then opened.

Hat-tricks from Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy followed as Brendan Rodgers’ side made history on the south coast.

Southampton FC v Leicester City - Premier League

Manchester United win a Premier League away game (Sunday 27 October)

Man Utd beating Norwich 3-1 being described as crazy? Really, GiveMeSport?

Ok, the result may not have been too surprising but United’s victory at Carrow Road was their first Premier League away win since February!

That’s eight months of waiting for one.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have followed that up with a loss away to Bournemouth.

Normal service resumed.


Granit Xhaka tells Arsenal fans to f**k off (Sunday 27 October)

The fallout from this has been pretty huge.

Xhaka was substituted during Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace at the Emirates, to the cheers of the home fans.

Those cheers turned to boos after the captain walked slowly off the pitch. That prompted Xhaka to taunt the supporters before eventually telling them to f**k off.

The midfielder hasn’t played since and has subsequently lost the captain's armband.

Liverpool 5-5 Arsenal (Wednesday 30 October)

Things got worse for Arsenal as they threw away 3-1, 4-2 and 5-4 leads against an understrength Liverpool side in a barnstorming Carabao Cup clash at Anfield.

The Reds forced a penalty shootout after the 10-goal thriller with youngster Curtis Jones scoring the winner.

Jurgen Klopp’s side will now play their quarter-final 24 hours before their Club World Cup semi-final in Qatar.

Liverpool FC v Arsenal FC - Carabao Cup Round of 16

Ben Foster forces Kepa Arrizabalaga into world-class save (Saturday 2 November)

Watford so nearly salvaged an unlikely point when Foster came up for a free-kick and got his head onto the ball. It forced Kepa into a brilliant save - a touch that was the last of the game.

As the final whistle sounded, the two goalkeepers embraced.

Eintracht Frankfurt 5-1 Bayern Munich (Saturday 2 November)

Bayern Munich’s heaviest defeat in the Bundesliga for 10 years. Frankfurt hadn’t beaten Bayern at home for 16 consecutive matches.

Need we say more?

It also led to the sacking of Niko Kovac.


Lionel Messi fails to score or assist vs Slavia Prague (Tuesday 5 November)

A player failing to assist or score isn’t exactly ‘crazy.’

But it is as far as Messi playing at the Camp Nou on a Champions League night is concerned.

That’s because Barca’s 0-0 draw with Slavia Prague meant that Messi failed to register a goal or assist at the Camp Nou in the Champions League for the first time since 2012.

Now that is crazy.


Chelsea 4-4 Ajax (Tuesday 5 November)

Have you ever seen two players sent off and a penalty awarded in a matter of seconds?

Because that’s what happened at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

Ajax had led 4-1 before Cesar Azpilicueta made it 4-2 in the 63rd-minute. Five minutes later, centre-backs Daley Blind and Joel Veltman were sent off for Ajax and Chelsea had been awarded a penalty.

It didn’t take long for Chelsea to make it 4-4 through Jorginho’s second penalty of the game and Reece James.

And it looked as though Azpiliceuta had won it for them before VAR ruled out the goal.


Chelsea FC v AFC Ajax: Group H - UEFA Champions League

Kyle Walker goes in goal for Manchester City (Wednesday 6 November)

After Ederson went off injured at half-time and Claudio Bravo was sent off, Walker had to put the gloves on for the remainder of their Champions League clash against Atalanta.

A free-kick save and an excellent piece of s**thousery time-wasting helped him keep a clean sheet and see City hold onto their 1-1 draw.

Shakhtar goalkeeper wins last-minute penalty vs Dinamo Zagreb (Wednesday 6 November)

Meanwhile, in the same group over in Croatia, there was more drama involving a goalkeeper.

Dinamo led 3-1 in the 89th-minute and looked set to grab a massive three points. But in the 93rd-minute, Shakhtar made it 3-2.

Then, in the 98th-minute, goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov went forward and was elbowed in the face off-the-ball in the opposition box, winning his side a penalty.

It was scored, seeing the Ukranian side grab the most unlikely point in extraordinary circumstances.

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