It's like Match of the Day, but with stickmen
We really have to begin with the highlight of the weekend: Fernando Torres coming off the bench and finally notching a goal for his nearly new club Chelsea, keeping their title challenge alive with a 3-0 win over West Ham. It only took him a couple of months, so that £50m is looking like a bargain for a substitute.
For a moment it looked as though the sopping wet Stamford Bridge field had denied the sulking Spaniard to celebrate in front of his adoring fans, but luckily he was able to turn and slam the ball past a helpless Robert Green in the Hammers’ goal.
After the match Torres dedicated the goal to the fans who he says have been so patient and have really made him feel at home by singing the exact same song that Liverpool fans used to sing about him – they’re an original bunch over there aren’t they?
Staying in the London area, the Arsenal side should really be commended this season: it’s a miracle how they have been able to keep within fighting distance of Manchester United and Chelsea without the aid of a backbone. But on Sunday their challenge surely came to an end at Bolton's Reebok Stadium.
After the Gunners' calamitous last-minute defending last weekend it wasn’t a great surprise when Bolton’s Tamir Cohen did his dad proud, rising above the amoebas in the visiting defence and heading home a 90th-minute winner. Cue the once ice cool Arsene Wenger taking out his frustrations out on an innocent bottle of water for the third week in a row.
Let’s finish on a lighter note, with a round of Guess the Goal. See if you can figure out who curled in this little beauty over the weekend, leaving the keeper grasping at thin air. No prizes this week, it’s just for fun folks. Now go and get ready for the royal wedding to see if you can catch Mr Beckham’s latest efforts to get himself knighted.
It was really unexpected that Torres would score at the weekend. He hadn't been picked to start and had been absent from the starting line-up for the last couple of games. It seemed that Ancelotti had fallen out of favour with the Spanish Striker.
The fact that Torres has scored is a relief for him and Chelsea fans, and it was noticable that it also coincided with Benayoun on the pitch, a player he had mentioned as being a positive influence on him in the squad.
Of course now everyone is expecting Fernando to start to score lots of goals, though I for one am not convinced this will happen, and Chelsea need to alter their style of play and Torres needs to regain that explosive turn of pace for him to really get into the big numbers of goals.
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I believe that goal is Simon Cox's strike against Spurs to give WBA a deserved two-all draw at White Hart Lane.
zip up your anorak and leave the house sometime would you, go and get yourself a girlfriend.
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