Player of the Weekend
After no goal in eight games, Emmanuel Adebayor struck back with a vengeance on Saturday evening. Spurs were expected to beat Newcastle but not in the fashion that they eventually did. The Togo forward was involved in every goal at White Hart Lane, providing assists for Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Niko Kranjcar and Louis Saha, twice. He completed a brilliant display by netting himself to round off the scoring.
Goal of the Weekend
Not many would have predicted Bolton against Wigan to produce the goal of the weekend. However, Mark Davies equaliser was something to behold. Having controlled David N’Gog’s flick on, which is the most generous way of describing the ball hitting the Frenchman’s back, the ex-Wolves midfielder produced a stunning finish into the top left hand corner despite a despairing dive from Ali Al-Habsi. The goal though will be of little consolation to Davies or Bolton who were dragged further into the relegation mire.
Save of the Weekend
Time and again, Michel Vorm has come to the rescue of the Swansea defence this season. Although he was unable to prevent them from suffering only their second home defeat of the season, the save he produced from Kyle Naughton’s rasping drive was world class. The Spurs loanee’s shot was tipped onto the bar in spectacular fashion by Vorm, who will surely be in demand over the summer. Don’t mention that to Swansea fans though.
And now for something a little different…
You may be aware of an unusual trend which is starting to emerge every time Aaron Ramsey scores for Arsenal. On the last four occasions he has netted, a famous world figure has died soon after.
Last year having grabbed the winner against Manchester United, Osama Bin Laden died the next day. Steve Jobs passed away three days after the Welsh Captain’s strike in the North London Derby whilst Colonel Gaddafi was the next to perish after the midfielder’s goal against Marseille. On Sunday morning, it was announced Whitney Houston had died – a day after Aaron Ramsey’s equaliser at the Stadium of Light.
So, any world figures reading this column, take particular caution the next time Ramsey scores for the Gunners!
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