Skiddle's Open Goal: A Weekly Roundup of Football news and events

Skiddle's Open Goal looks at the most recent happenings in the world of football.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 25th Apr 2022

The Premier League is coming down to the wire and most of the teams have only a handful of games left. There were key results at the top and the bottom in the most recent game week. Manchester City cruised to an easy 5-1 victory over Watford, with the away side looking destined to go back to the Championship.

Gabriel Jesus had a productive game scoring four goals and setting up the other as City looked unstoppable. It was Liverpool's turn on Sunday as they faced Everton in the Merseyside derby. Everton dived, feigned injury and did everything possible to grind the clock down as they only had a 0-0 draw in mind but Liverpool broke their resistance through a header by Andy Robertson of all people.

Cult hero Divock Origi scored a second which confirmed that Everton would drop into the relegation zone and after spending so much money on their squad in recent years it would be a shock if they were to go down. Yet it is also a sign of the huge problems at the club and on their performances this season they would deserve to be in the Championship.

The other result which put Everton down into the relegation zone was Burnley's win over Wolves, the Lancashire side finding form at just the right time to put the pressure on and they look like they could grab a couple more wins this season too. In the battle for the crucial Champions League places, it was Arsenal vs Manchester United and the home side came out 3-0 winners.

In a game that featured many controversial VAR moments, Bruno Fernandes missed a penalty that could have changed the tide of the game but summarised a poor individual performance. Manchester United's Champions League hopes do not look promising at the moment. All eyes are on the title race though and with both teams looking unstoppable we're backing both of them to carry on winning and Man City to win by the one-point margin that they have.

If you're a footy fan then you'll enjoy these events below...


End of Season Party

When: Sunday 22nd May

Where: The Sandon Complex, Liverpool

It's nearly the end of the Premier League season with less than a month to go. If you're a Liverpool fan you'll be a nervous wreck for each game and if results go your way then you'll be hoping for a close finale with Man City. It could come down to the last game of the season. You can watch it with your fellow fans at this party in Liverpool.


Find tickets for End of Season Party - here




Spectrum Final Fever

When: Saturday 14th May

Where: Liberte, Liverpool

Liverpool also find themselves in the fight for the FA Cup and after beating Manchester City their opponents in the final will be Chelsea. The Blues will be wanting revenge for losing the Carabao Cup final to Liverpool so expect another close game. Make a day of it by coming to this event in Liverpool.


Find tickets for Spectrum Final Fever - here




World Cup Play-Off Glasgow Fan Park

When: Wednesday 1st June

Where: Barras Art and Design, Glasgow

Scotland will be playing Ukraine in what will be a tense match. The winner of this game will play Wales in a match to determine who will be the last time to make it to the World Cup which starts later in 2022. Be there to cheer Scotland on as they look to find their way over to Qatar.


Find tickets for World Cup Play-Off Glasgow Fan Park - here




Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.