Rooftops & Chimney Pots

The end of the season is in sight now. Every match at both the top and bottom is proving absolutely crucial. As a consequence, there’s more passion being shown by the players, and of course, this makes for better pictures. Not that I’ve seen much it myself, but I know it’s there somewhere! Here are a few pictures from recent football matches I’ve photographed. All of them are available to professional picture buyers via Offside Sports Photography

 

A general view of the East Stand at Old Trafford, bathed in late afternoon sunlight
A general view of the East Stand at Old Trafford, bathed in late afternoon sunlight

 

Juan Mata celebrates a goal scored against Aston Villa by a Manchester United teammate
Juan Mata celebrates a goal scored against Aston Villa by a Manchester United teammate

 

The Nike matchball sits on its plinth at Turf Moor ahead of Burnley's game against Tottenham Hotspur
The Nike matchball sits on its plinth at Turf Moor ahead of Burnley’s game against Tottenham Hotspur

 

Harry Kane prepares to lead his Tottenham teammates out against Burnley as captain for the first time
Harry Kane prepares to lead his Tottenham teammates out against Burnley as captain for the first time

 

A blue sky on the Fylde coast as Blackpool Tower looms overhead
A blue sky on the Fylde coast as Blackpool Tower looms overhead

 

The Blackpool Gazette newspaper airs its views about football club chairman Karl Oyston
The Blackpool Gazette newspaper airs its views about football club chairman Karl Oyston

 

Protesters make their feelings known towards Chairman Karl Oyston ahead of Blackpool's game with Reading
Protesters make their feelings known towards Chairman Karl Oyston ahead of Blackpool’s game with Reading

 

Liverpool fans watch their side's FA Cup replay against Blackburn Rovers
Liverpool fans watch their side’s FA Cup replay against Blackburn Rovers

 

A Liverpool fan pledges her allegiance to Steven Gerrard
A Liverpool fan pledges her allegiance to Steven Gerrard

 

Philippe Coutinho celebrates after scoring the winning goal for Liverpool against Blackburn
Philippe Coutinho celebrates after scoring the winning goal for Liverpool against Blackburn

 

An Arsenal fan shows off his collection of signet rings ahead of his side's match away to Burnley
An Arsenal fan shows off his collection of signet rings ahead of his side’s match away to Burnley

 

Danny Ings of Burnley shoots with a spectacular scissor kick as Nacho Monreal (L) and Francis Coquelin (R) of Arsenal attempt the block
Danny Ings of Burnley shoots with a spectacular scissor kick as Nacho Monreal (L) and Francis Coquelin (R) of Arsenal attempt the block

 

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal clears his nose
Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal clears his nose

 

Sergio Aguero of Man City battles with fellow Argentinian Marcos Rojo of Man Utd
Sergio Aguero of Man City battles with fellow Argentinian Marcos Rojo of Man Utd

 

Fans keep their eyes on the ball
Fans keep their eyes on the ball

 

Wayne Rooney blasts the ball into the roof of the net following Man Utd's opening goal
Wayne Rooney blasts the ball into the roof of the net following Man Utd’s opening goal

 

Marouane Fellaini (L) hugs teammate Ashley Young after scoring Man Utd's 2nd goal
Marouane Fellaini (L) hugs teammate Ashley Young after scoring Man Utd’s 2nd goal

 

Man Utd goalkeeper David de Gea celebrates yet another goal against Manchester City
Man Utd goalkeeper David de Gea celebrates yet another goal against Manchester City

 

A general view of Anfield as Liverpool take on Newcastle United
A general view of Anfield as Liverpool take on Newcastle United

 

A Nike boot kicks a Nike football
A Nike boot kicks a Nike football

 

Raheem Sterling of Liverpool prays to the heavens
Raheem Sterling of Liverpool prays to the heavens

 

Almost every player on Liverpool's team celebrates their 2nd goal of the game
Almost every player on Liverpool’s team celebrates their 2nd goal of the game

 

A general panoramic view of Manchester City's new academy
A general panoramic view of Manchester City’s new academy

 

The blue training pitch at Man City's academy
The blue training pitch at Man City’s academy

 

A lawnmower tends to the training pitches at Man City's new academy, which backs on to a row of terraced houses
A lawnmower tends to the training pitches at Man City’s new academy, which backs on to a row of terraced houses

 

Reading fans get into the spirit of things ahead of the FA Cup Semi-Final against Arsenal at Wembley
Reading fans get into the spirit of things ahead of the FA Cup Semi-Final against Arsenal at Wembley

 

Garath McCleary of Reading battles with Santi Cazorla of Arsenal
Garath McCleary of Reading battles with Santi Cazorla of Arsenal

 

Jamie Mackie of Reading shouts encouragement
Jamie Mackie of Reading shouts encouragement

 

Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal stretches to control the ball
Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal stretches to control the ball

 

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal (4R) watches as Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici fumbles the ball over the line to give Arsenal their 2nd goal
Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal (4R) watches as Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici fumbles the ball over the line to give Arsenal their 2nd goal

 

Dejection for Reading's Jamie Mackie following their defeat in extra-time
Dejection for Reading’s Jamie Mackie following their defeat in extra-time

 

Frank Lampard of Man City tackles Winston Reid of West Ham
Frank Lampard of Man City tackles Winston Reid of West Ham

 

Sergio Aguero celebrates Man City's 2nd goal against West Ham United
Sergio Aguero celebrates Man City’s 2nd goal against West Ham United

 

Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini prays
Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini prays

 

Rooftops and chimney pots on a row of terraced houses in Burnley
Rooftops and chimney pots on a row of terraced houses in Burnley

 

Burnley players observe a minute's silence in memory of the victims of the Valley Parade disaster, on the 30th anniversary of the tragedy that claimed the lives of 56 Bradford City fans
Burnley players observe a minute’s silence in memory of the victims of the Valley Parade disaster, on the 30th anniversary of the tragedy that claimed the lives of 56 Bradford City fans

 

Leicester City fans watch nervously as their side battles it out with fellow strugglers Burnley
Leicester City fans watch nervously as their side battles it out with fellow strugglers Burnley

 

Michael Duff of Burnley slices the ball towards his own net to help give Leicester a 0-1 lead
Michael Duff of Burnley slices the ball towards his own net to help give Leicester a 0-1 lead

 

Estaban Cambiasso of Leicester (C) celebrates with teammates Marc Albrighton (L) and Andy King following their goal
Estaban Cambiasso of Leicester (C) celebrates with teammates Marc Albrighton (L) and Andy King following their goal

 

Leicester fans celebrate their side's vital victory against Burnley
Leicester fans celebrate their side’s vital victory against Burnley

 

Two billboards outside Goodison Park, one showing the face of Leighton Baines of Everton, and the other displaying an image of Everton Life President Sir Philip Carter, who died recently
Two billboards outside Goodison Park, one showing the face of Leighton Baines of Everton, and the other displaying an image of Everton Life President Sir Philip Carter, who died recently

 

Fans mingle on Goodison Road before Everton's match with Manchester United
Fans mingle on Goodison Road before Everton’s match with Manchester United

 

An image of Everton manager Roberto Martinez shaking hands with the late Sir Philip Carter, the club's life president, is shown on the big screen during a minute's silence before the match
An image of Everton manager Roberto Martinez shaking hands with the late Sir Philip Carter, the club’s life president, is shown on the big screen during a minute’s silence before the match

 

Wayne Rooney and Leon Osman tussle for space
Wayne Rooney and Leon Osman tussle for space

 

Luke Shaw of Man Utd gets to the byline ahead of Everton's Aaron Lennon
Luke Shaw of Man Utd gets to the byline ahead of Everton’s Aaron Lennon

 

Wayne Rooney shows his dejection as Man Utd crumble to a 3-0 defeat to his former side, Everton
Wayne Rooney shows his dejection as Man Utd crumble to a 3-0 defeat to his former side, Everton

 

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