Almost 15 years to the day since Wayne Rooney announced himself to the world by scoring that goal against Arsenal, a now 31-year-old Wazza scored another beauty at Goodison Park, giving supporters another false dawn before the crushing reality set to follow.
Rooney was given far too much space and time at the top of the box in the 12th minute and sent a classy effort beyond Petr Cech, providing a huge sense of relief for both home supporters and Toffees under-fire manager Ronald Koeman.
The largest Premier League attendance of all-time — 80,827 spectators inside Tottenham’s temporary Wembley Stadium home — witnessed a hugely absorbing encounter between Spurs and Liverpool on Sunday with the home side ultimately registering a comprehensive 4-1 victory. Liverpool’s defense, particularly center half Dejan Lovren, was an absolute shambles, and Tottenham were cruising at 4-1 by the match’s 56th minute thanks to a brace from Harry Kane and additional goals from Son Heung-Min and Dele Alli.
Based on the evidence here, Sofiane Boufal’s Southampton career is something of a slow burn. The Moroccan attacker arrived last season for a club-record fee of over $21 million. He then scored one Premier League goal in 24 matches for the Saints. But Boufal has already matched that total this season thanks to a match-winner against West Brom that could ultimately stand as the EPL Goal of the Season.
What a historic week for Carlisle United striker Shaun Miller. Last Friday, the 30-year-old was awarded the Sky Bet League Two Goal of the Month award for September after receiving 50% of the public vote for his hooked overhead kick against Barnet.
Three minutes into Bradford City’s Football League One match against Oldham, Bantams’ striker Paul Taylor dropped an absolute bomb from 30-plus yards out. The whistling effort flew into the top-right corner, giving Bradford the early advantage and turning Valley Parade stadium into the best kind of sh*t show.
If we could turn this hit into a piece of music visualization — a little bit of animated imagery based off this specific piece — it would probably look something like a living version of Jackson Pollock’s No. 5.
With Coventry City trailing Forest Green 1-0 in English League Two football on Tuesday, one Coventry supporter took issue with his side’s inability to win the ball back and invaded the pitch to help apply pressure near the corner flag. Play appropriately stopped, but with security absolutely nowhere in sight, the fan proceeded to berate his team’s players before showing himself back to his seat.
The lack of security is obviously disturbing, but the hairdryer treatment was somewhat deserved with the team having failed to score in three straight matches now.
Over the course of a 19-year professional career, Arsenal No. 1 Petr Cech has built a reputation on being one of the most consistent and mentally strong goalkeepers on the planet. His reflexes are world-class and his concentration is never lacking — he’s keyed in for the entire 90 minutes every matchday. What’s the secret to his success? Based on this video, it’s the world’s greatest hybrid version of Bop It/Simon Says/college drinking game.