Pasties, Pies & Trophies

Bradford, Blackburn and Barcelona…just three examples of the giants of European football that I’ve been lucky enough to photograph over the last few weeks. Couple those with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City, Reading and Aston Villa, and you have quite the eclectic footballing mix. Here’s a glimpse of some of my recent work…

 

FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique listens during a press conference
FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique listens during a press conference

 

Gerard Pique ponders a question during an FC Barcelona press conference
Gerard Pique ponders a question during an FC Barcelona press conference

 

Lionel Messi walks out onto the pitch for an FC Barcelona training session
Lionel Messi walks out onto the pitch for an FC Barcelona training session

 

The UEFA Champions League trophy is displayed before Manchester City's match against FC Barcelona
The UEFA Champions League trophy is displayed before Manchester City’s match against FC Barcelona

 

Luis Suarez (L) and Lionel Messi keep their thoughts to themselves
Luis Suarez (L) and Lionel Messi keep their thoughts to themselves

 

Edin Dzeko is outnumbered as he tries to get through the Barca defence
Edin Dzeko is outnumbered as he tries to get through the Barca defence

 

Lionel Messi wears socks that are torn off at the ankle
Lionel Messi wears socks that are torn off at the ankle

 

Lionel Messi is fouled by City's Pablo Zabaleta for a late penalty
Lionel Messi is fouled by City’s Pablo Zabaleta for a late penalty

 

Lionel Messi takes a late penalty, only to see it saved
Lionel Messi takes a late penalty, only to see it saved

 

City goalkeeper Joe Hart celebrates his late penalty save
City goalkeeper Joe Hart celebrates his late penalty save

 

Sunderland's former Man Utd players Wes Brown (L) and John O'Shea cause havoc in the opposition defence
Sunderland’s former Man Utd players Wes Brown (L) and John O’Shea cause havoc in the opposition defence

 

Wes Brown and John O'Shea combine to foul Man Utd's Radamel Falcao and concede a penalty in the process
Wes Brown and John O’Shea combine to foul Man Utd’s Radamel Falcao and concede a penalty in the process

 

Wayne Rooney scores for Man Utd with a penalty
Wayne Rooney scores for Man Utd with a penalty

 

Adnan Januzaj of Man Utd (L) and Ashley Young react together
Adnan Januzaj of Man Utd (L) and Ashley Young react together

 

Adnan Januzaj of Man Utd battles with Patrick van Aanholt of Sunderland
Adnan Januzaj of Man Utd battles with Patrick van Aanholt of Sunderland

 

Wayne Rooney scores his 2nd goal of the game, this time with a header
Wayne Rooney scores his 2nd goal of the game, this time with a header

 

Wayne Rooney celebrates his 2nd goal in joyous fashion
Wayne Rooney celebrates his 2nd goal in joyous fashion

 

Replicas of the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League trophies seen in a café in Liverpool
Replicas of the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League trophies seen in a café in Liverpool

 

Liverpool fans show their support before their game against Man City
Liverpool fans show their support before their game against Man City

 

Emre Can makes a decisive run for Liverpool
Emre Can makes a decisive run for Liverpool

 

Man City goalkeeper Joe Hart shows his disappointment after his side's loss
Man City goalkeeper Joe Hart shows his disappointment after his side’s loss

 

Pablo Zabaleta of Man City shows his disappointment after his side's loss
Pablo Zabaleta of Man City shows his disappointment after his side’s loss

 

Joleon Lescott of West Brom fouls Gabriel Agbonlahor of Villa in the West Midlands derby
Joleon Lescott of West Brom fouls Gabriel Agbonlahor of Villa in the West Midlands derby

 

Christian Benteke of Villa battles with Claudio Yacob of West Brom
Christian Benteke of Villa battles with Claudio Yacob of West Brom

 

Craig Dawson of West Brom battles with Fabian Delph of Villa (L) and Gabriel Agbonlahor of Villa
Craig Dawson of West Brom battles with Fabian Delph of Villa (L) and Gabriel Agbonlahor of Villa

 

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster fouls Matthew Lowton of Villa to concede a late penalty
West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster fouls Matthew Lowton of Villa to concede a late penalty

 

Christian Benteke of Villa (C) celebrates with teammates Jack Grealish (L) and Andreas Weimann (R) after scoring their 2nd goal
Christian Benteke of Villa (C) celebrates with teammates Jack Grealish (L) and Andreas Weimann (R) after scoring their 2nd goal

 

Villa manager Tim Sherwood checks his pulse as he celebrates his side's victory
Villa manager Tim Sherwood checks his pulse as he celebrates his side’s victory

 

A full moon rises over the stand at Anfield
A full moon rises over the stand at Anfield

 

Danny Ings of Burnley fouls Emre Can of Liverpool
Danny Ings of Burnley fouls Emre Can of Liverpool

 

Dejan Lovren of Liverpool
Dejan Lovren of Liverpool

 

Michael Kightly of Burnley shouts instructions
Michael Kightly of Burnley shouts instructions

 

Bradford City's Valley Parade stadium, towering over the nearby terraced houses
Bradford City’s Valley Parade stadium, towering over the nearby terraced houses

 

Personalised cupcakes on offer in the Bradford City press room ahead of their cup tie with Reading
Personalised cupcakes on offer in the Bradford City press room ahead of their cup tie with Reading

 

Bradford fans look on ahead of the match
Bradford fans look on ahead of the match

 

Reading and Bradford players wait in the tunnel before heading out onto the pitch
Reading and Bradford players wait in the tunnel before heading out onto the pitch

 

Bradford fans packed in at Valley Parade
Bradford fans packed in at Valley Parade

 

Stewards apprehend a pitch-invader
Stewards apprehend a pitch-invader

 

A female Bradford fan expresses her feelings towards the travelling supporters
A female Bradford fan expresses her feelings towards the travelling supporters

 

A young boy sits on shoulders during Blackburn's FA Cup tie at Liverpool
A young boy sits on shoulders during Blackburn’s FA Cup tie at Liverpool

 

Martin Skrtel of Liverpool is carried off on a stretcher following an injury sustained in the first two minutes of the game
Martin Skrtel of Liverpool is carried off on a stretcher following an injury sustained in the first two minutes of the game

 

Craig Conway of Blackburn battles with Raheem Sterling of Liverpool
Craig Conway of Blackburn battles with Raheem Sterling of Liverpool

 

Mario Balotelli once again cuts a dejected figure after missing a chance to score against Blackburn
Mario Balotelli once again cuts a dejected figure after missing a chance to score against Blackburn

 

Blackburn manager Bary Bowyer looks concerned during the game
Blackburn manager Bary Bowyer looks concerned during the game

 

Luis Antonio Valencia of Man Utd battles with Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal during their FA Cup tie
Luis Antonio Valencia of Man Utd battles with Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal during their FA Cup tie

 

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal leaps to control the ball
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal leaps to control the ball

 

Nacho Monreal scores Arsenal's opening goal
Nacho Monreal scores Arsenal’s opening goal

 

Angel di Maria of Man Utd argues with referee Michael Oliver after being shown the red card
Angel di Maria of Man Utd argues with referee Michael Oliver after being shown the red card

 

Angel di Maria of Man Utd looks dejected
Angel di Maria of Man Utd looks dejected

 

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny removes a line of toilet roll from the pitch
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny removes a roll of paper from the pitch

 

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