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

Open Goal looks at the latest goings-on in the football world as we head towards the end of the season.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 3rd May 2022

In the most recent week of football fixtures, there was drama in each of the different battles that are taking place in the Premier League. It was a nervy Saturday for Liverpool who came out 1-0 winners away to Newcastle. They couldn't find a second goal despite having good chances which made for a nervy last ten minutes.

Manchester City took to the weekend in a much easier stride, coming out 4-0 winners away at Leeds. It's looking as tight as ever between the top two. At the other end of the table, Burnley kept up their impressive form since firing Shaun Dyche by beating fellow strugglers Watford who are now surely relegated.

It put all the pressure on Everton who suddenly found themselves five points behind Leeds and Burnley and they welcomed Chelsea to Goodison Park. Yet Chelsea have hit a stumbling block recently and were poor yet again, exemplified by captain Azpilicueta being robbed of the ball on the edge of his own box by Richarlison who put the ball straight in the back of the net. It was a massive lift for Everton and a hugely satisfying win for Frank Lampard.

In terms of the fight for the Champions League little changed as Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United won each of their fixtures. The most meaningful being Arsenal's win away at West Ham who likely won't be in the running for Champions League football next season. A special mention should go to Fulham who will be in the Premier League again next season after having a hugely successful Championship campaign.

Alexander Mitrovic broke the record for goals in a Championship season by scoring his 42nd and 43rd goals of the season as they beat Luton 7-0. It's an incredible achievement and we can't wait to see if he can improve his Premier League scoring tally. If you're looking for some football-related events then check out the list below.


World Cup Final Manchester Fan Park

When: Sunday 18th December

Where: Soccer Dome, Trafford Park, Manchester

The World Cup in Qatar starts in November with it running through until December 18th. If you want to secure your seat at a fan park for the final early here's your chance. Who knows if England will make it all the way but you can be certain that whoever makes it will but on one hell of a show.


Find tickets for World Cup Final Manchester Fan Park  - here




FA Cup Final 2022- Live Screening

When: Saturday 14th May

Where: Vauxhall Food and Beer Garden, London 

This event is for the blue half of the FA Cup final this year as Chelsea will be taking on Liverpool. This screening in London will be for Chelsea fans and maybe even a few brave reds as Chelsea look to get revenge for their defeat to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final. Bring your mates along for this one.


Find tickets for FA Cup Final 2022- Live Screening - here




Champions League Final Fan Park

When: Saturday 28th May

Where: The Pickle Factory, London

The Champions League final has yet to be decided in terms of finalists but two of Villareal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Real Madrid will be fighting it out for the most difficult prize in all of football. You can secure your seat from Wednesday 4th May to watch this surrounded by fellow fans.


Find tickets for Champions League Final Fan Park - here




Last Match of the Season

When: Sunday 22nd May

Where: Taggy's Bar and Beer Garden, Liverpool

Liverpool will be playing Wolves at the end of what will be a historic season. They have pushed Manchester City all the way and while they may not get over the line they can still be incredibly proud of what they have achieved this season by playing some truly remarkable football.


Find tickets for Last Match of the Season - here




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