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#ICYMI – The cheek of it

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.

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#ICYMI… Slabhead

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.

#ICYMI: rebounds

Ashley Fletcher is the poor soul who christens #ICYMI – the first of our new weekly featurettes on the FSA’s website.

#ICYMI: Qatar stars

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?

#ICYMI: Rotten

Brazil and Argentina were the latest FAs to take the Saudi money during this international break, playing a friendly in the authoritarian regime’s capital, Riyadh. An unremarkable game marked with this quite unremarkable penalty from Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus. Rotten all-round.

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