Did you see Marcus Rashford’s miss against Brighton at the weekend? It’s an excellent contribution to the growing #ICYMI archive of footballing incompetence. Not that it mattered much in the end as United (Manchester) comfortably beat Brighton 3-1.
Usually, a kick up the backside is administered at half-time to an underperforming team. Yaya Touré, however, took the phrase a bit too literally this week, getting sent off for dishing out that particular punishment to an opponent just 10 seconds into his final game for Qingdao Huanghai in China.
This week’s #ICYMI is an incredible series of misses from the Qatari league that end up with a glorious sliced effort into the barren athletic track surrounding the pitch. Least no-one was there to see it though, eh?
Basford United’s Slef Galinski scored an astonishing goal against FC United this week and the first of its kind that we can remember – a headed goal from inside his own half, albeit helped by some comically bad goalkeeping. Basford went on to win 3-1.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Egyptian keeper Mahmoud Gad making a remarkable save which followed some dubious decision making in the first place (even Superman doesn’t get everything right). Gad’s Enppi Club still lost the game 4-0 though after the opposition players unleashed some kryptonite rendering Gad’s powers useless.
The best bits of skill look effortless at first glance, but only upon a second look do you truly appreciate their brilliance. Miranda’s own goal for Jiangsu Suning falls into that category – not only is a backheeled finish from a tight angle, he also manages to nutmeg the goalkeeper into the bargain, to earn his place in this week’s …And finally
Here’s something from the Australia’s under-17 match against Brazil, where one of the young Socceroos delightfully slices a looping ball into his own net. Hopefully, the young centre-half learns from his mistake and never troubles the And finally… archive again.
FC Rostov defender Evgeni Chernov is the star of this week’s And finally… with an incredible double goal-line clearance against Lokomotiv Moscow. His heroics would help Rostov go on to beat Lokomotiv and stay joint-top of the Russian Premier League.
There’s a long road ahead for Bury fans as they look to pick up the pieces following the demise of the club and we’ll be offering our support along the way. But for now, let’s look back at some of Bury’s finest goals from last season.
LA Galaxy defender Jørgen Skjelvik’s face cost his side three points against Seattle Sounders in MLS this week – as the Norwegian’s attempts to recover from a break sent the ball hurtling towards his own goal in the 82nd minute. Extremely unlucky.
The last time Josef Martinez’s buffoonery featured in And finally… we said: “Hopefully the Venezuelan has learned a valuable lesson about show boating.” Alas, it would appear that he has not, missing yet another penalty with the very same clownish routine.
Atlanta United’s Josef Martinez is And finally’s class clown this week by way of this truly imbecilic penalty. Luckily for him he redeemed himself by scoring a 92nd minute winner – but hopefully the Venezuelan has learned a valuable lesson about show boating.
We regularly document the incompetence of professional footballers with And finally… but this week LA FC’s Mohamed El Munir shows us that extreme competence, with a fantastic recovering tackle, is just as memorable. His heroics kept the score down to 1-0, and LA would eventually come back to beat Houston Dynamo 3-1.
Schalke 04’s new signing Benito Raman looks like he has some cobwebs to dust off if this pre-season kick-about against Oberhausen is anything to go by – as the young Belgian is seen scuffing his chance at an open goal…
Mexico struggled past the small island nation of Haiti this week beating them 1-0 after extra time in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Luis Montes contributed to Mexico’s huffing and puffing with this terrible miss after being presented with an open goal by his El Tri team-mate.
To the new world for this week’s And finally… which is provided by an old face – DC United’s Wayne Rooney scoring an absolute belter from well inside his own half. His blammer in the 10th minute was enough to give DC all three points.
A textbook howler by San José Earthquakers ‘keeper Daniel Vega is this week’s entry for And finally… taking his eye of the ball at a crucial moment, and handing a 1-0 lead to their MLS opponents FC Dallas.