UNILAD Football’s Weekly Awards
The most coveted award in English football has been handed out this weekend, as Wes Morgan lifted the Premier League trophy.
But that doesn’t stop us from handing out some alternate gongs, as the Premier League moves towards its conclusion.
After all, it’s much more entertaining to find out who has been awarded the ‘shittest fans of the week’ award, than anything the FA can come up with.
Here are this week’s winners:
Player Of The Week: Jamie Vardy
After shaking off a whopping hangover, Vardy was back to his best after suspension as he bagged a brace against Everton on Saturday evening.
The former Fleetwood Town striker took little over five minutes to score his first, before adding a second with a penalty – and then goading Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles as he celebrated.
He also smashed another penalty over the bar, but didn’t give a shit as his side recorded another win – minutes before lifting the trophy.
Let’s hope Vardy eases off the blue WKD before the Euros kick off in just over a month’s time.
Manager Of The Week: Claudio Ranieri
Who else but the lovable Italian?
He picked up his squad after their party on Monday, and easily dispatched Everton in their final home game of the season.
Never has there been a more popular Premier League winner than the Tinkerman turned Thinkerman, and he celebrated in style.
Christian Fuchs soaked him in champagne in the post match press conference, as the entire Leicester squad partied into the night and enjoyed their incredible achievement.
Bottlers Of The Week: Newcastle United
All they had to do was beat Aston Villa, and survival would have been within reach for Rafa Benitez.
But his side choked at Villa Park, drawing with them for the second time this season, and now relegation looks inevitable for Newcastle.
Aleksandar Mitrovic missed a couple of sitters, but the Magpies looked well short of being good enough to stay in the division, at the same time as North-East rivals Sunderland clawed their way to a 3-2 win over Chelsea.
An instant return to the top flight looks tricky, while Benitez must decide whether to stick with the Premier League’s latest fallen giant or wait for a European club to come calling.
Unexpected Result Of The Week: Swansea
When Swansea – with nothing to play for – travelled to Champions League chasing West Ham United, there only looked to be one winner.
The Hammers, playing their penultimate game at the Boleyn Ground, were expected to ease past Francesco Guidolin’s men and put more pressure on Manchester United in the race for fourth place.
But Swansea found something they’ve lacked all season and blew away Slaven Bilic’s side, scoring four as they stunned the home team.
Attention now turns towards Swansea’s search for a new manager, as Guidolin looks unlikely to carry on for another term, despite vastly improving the club in his short tenure.
Shittest Fans Of The Week: Manchester City
Of course, it had to be Man City.
After drawing with Arsenal to leave the race for the top four wide open with two games left, City’s fans couldn’t be arsed to stick around to see off Manuel Pellegrini.
They all pissed off and left the Chilean to address a practically empty stadium, which was embarrassing for all involved.
City officials actually offered Pellegrini the chance to sack off talking to the fans, but being the classy bastard he is, Manuel headed out anyway.
He won’t miss the thousands of empty seats wherever he is next season.