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Jose Mourinho teasing Heung-min Son, Jadon Sancho scoring again, Arsenal’s team goal and more things we loved

News of Man City’s two-season ban from European football dominated the world of sport over the weekend.

The Citizens have been punished for committing breaches of the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations.

However, there was still plenty of memorable action to follow and talkSPORT.com picks the best bits below…

Jose Mourinho teasing Heung-min Son

Son was Tottenham’s hero as his 94th-minute goal secured a 3-2 win for his side against Aston Villa.

The victory boosted Spurs’ Champions League hopes by moving them up to fifth in the table, just one point off Chelsea, who play Manchester United on Monday.

Son, who also scored a rebound from his own missed penalty in the first-half, had other chances to win the game, but was denied by Pepe Reina on two occasions.

While the South Korea forward was speaking to Tottenham’s media team, Mourinho interrupted the interview by asking: “You speaking about the goals he scored or the goals he missed?”

Mario Pasalic’s instant impact for Atalanta

Impact subs don’t come much better than this one…

With the game level at 1-1, Atalanta’s Pasalic was introduced as a 59th-minute substitute against Roma.

And after being on the pitch for just 13 SECONDS, the Chelsea loanee scored with his first two touches as he curled a wonderful shot past Pau Lopez.

It was the game’s winning goal as fourth-placed Atalanta extended the gap from rivals Roma to six points.

Jadon Sancho scoring again

Sancho scored his 13th Bundesliga goal in style as Dortmund beat Eintracht Frankfurt 4-0.

The 19-year-old, who has also registered 13 league assists this term, doubled his side’s lead when his fake shot brutally sent David Abraham to the floor, before he confidently side-footed the ball into the back of the net.

Sancho’s form is showing no sign of slowing down which is good news for England ahead of Euro 2020.

Roberto Firmino’s skill

Firmino might have missed a sitter late on in Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Norwich, however, a piece of audacious skill in the first-half caught the eye.

The Brazil forward produced a sublime no-look scoop pass to Gini Wijnaldum as the Dutchman made his way into the box.

It was just another reminder of how slick Firmino can be.

Abel Ramos’ comeback win over Bryant Perrella

Abel Ramos managed a stunning comeback knockout win over Bryant Perrella with just three seconds left in the final round.

Perrella, who walked to the ring in a suit, dominated the majority of the ten-round fight and was leading 87-84, 88-83, 88-83 on the three judges’ scorecards after nine.

However, Ramos hit the American with a superb uppercut to win the bout.

Arsenal’s team goal

Arsenal secured a 4-0 win over Newcastle to hand Mikel Arteta his second Premier League victory as Gunners head coach.

Second-half strikes from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette maintained Arsenal’s unbeaten start to 2020.

But it was Ozil’s goal, his first of the season, which had most people talking.

There were 35 passes in the build-up to the goal with all 11 Arsenal players involved in the play.

Arteta is starting to stamp his mark on his side.

Nottingham Forest’s Twitter account’s fury

Nottingham Forest fans and staff are not fond of referee Keith Stroud at the moment.

Following a 2-2 draw at the Hawthorns, West Brom’s full-time tweet read: “Full-time at The Hawthorns. Late drama as Robinson has a goal very controversially disallowed, but we round off an unbeaten week with a draw.”

Forest quote tweeted West Brom’s post and said: “Yeah because the ref was so biased towards us.”

Forest laid into the referee following their draw at West Brom

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Forest laid into the referee following their draw at West Brom

The Reds appeared to be referencing certain incidents from the game, including a dangerous tackle from West Brom captain Jake Livermore on Yuri Ribeiro, which did not even earn him a booking.

With the score level at 1-1, Forest were denied a free-kick as Sammy Ameobi was tripped by Livermore, and moments later, the England midfielder’s shot cannoned off Tobias Figueiredo to give the Baggies the lead.

It didn’t get better for Forest there as they were denied a penalty when Kyle Bartley handled in the box.

Furthermore, in the 74th Forest minute, Forest tweeted that Stroud was ‘furious’ as he was ‘forced’ to give Matt Phillips a yellow card for a late tackle on Ribeiro.

Forest were furious with Stroud

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Forest were furious with Stroud

Forest’s media team were clearly tearing their hair out during the game, but at least Matthew Cash earned the promotion hopefuls a draw with a 91st-minute equaliser…

Storm Dennis stopping a goal

Last weekend it was Storm Ciara, this weekend it was Storm Dennis affecting football matches in the UK.

And Storm Dennis played a role in a bizarre goal during an Irish Championship clash between Portadown and Queen’s University, which was just one of two games in the league to be given the green light.

Portadown’s Adam Salley wheeled away in celebration after diverting the ball past the goalkeeper in the first-half.

However, due to a combination of the wind from Storm Dennis and mud, the ball stopped a yard out from the goal-line.

And hilariously, Salley’s teammate, Chris Lavery, was on hand to tap in to an empty net.

Salley then went on to net a second-half hat-trick in a 7-1 victory.

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