There’s a forgotten contender for comeback of the season, Mike Ashley hatches a money-saving plan, and a keeper scores a goal in vain – all in Social Shots.
In our new regular feature, we take a look at the best social media posts from across the world of football in the past 24 hours. Football and social media can go hand in hand, but not everyone gets it right. Here, we celebrate those that do, highlighting the posts that have made us chuckle, the videos of wonder goals that we’ve just had to watch again, or just anything we felt simply had to be shared….
David Silva’s comeback
One of many great comebacks this year…
The 4 best comebacks this season:
4. Man Utd vs. PSG
3. Tottenham vs. Ajax
2. Liverpool vs. Barcelona
1. David Silva's hairline pic.twitter.com/xNfJBmnz9c
— FootballFunnys (@FootballFunnnys) May 19, 2019
Ashley’s great idea
With Vincent Kompany set to take on the player-manager role at Anderlecht, Newcastle’s owner has spotted an opportunity to save some cash.
This Kompany player/manager move has inspired me.
Rafa, get ya boots son, your playing centre mid. Told me he used to play for Real Madrid so I’m hearing nothing back about this.#nufc
— Mike Ashley (@MoneyMikeAshley) May 19, 2019
A careless Cristiano Ronaldo injured his son with the Serie A trophy during Juventus’ title celebrations.
Well, this is a bit of an awkward situation.
🇳🇱 In Holland, Henk de Jong' De Graafschap will face Cambuur in a relegation play-off game.
De Graafschap are in the Eredivisie; Cambuur are in the Eerste Divisie.
The twist? de Jong has agreed to be Cambuur's manager for next season 😬 pic.twitter.com/4T2iTvT4zW
— The Coaches’ Voice (@CoachesVoice) May 20, 2019
Karamoko Dembele made his Celtic debut at 16 years old over the weekend, picking up a league winners’ medal in the process. And Celtic fans have been quick to point out that it’s an achievement their rivals’ coach never managed in his entire playing career.
Steven Gerrard 504 league appearances – 0 League Titles
Karamoko Dembele 1 league appearance – 1 League Title
Is it cold in his shadow?
— Adam Lynch (@AdamLynch27) May 19, 2019
This goalkeeper thought he’d saved his side from relegation with this header, but unfortunately, it wasn’t enough.
Polish side Bytovia Bytow HAD to win on final day to have any chance of staying up 🙏
Goalkeeper Andrzej Witan scores a 97th minute winner…
…but Suwalki, who are also battling the drop, score in the 92nd minute of their game to relegate Bytow! 🤯pic.twitter.com/vK6cGHiM9D
— Sporting Life Football (@SportingLifeFC) May 20, 2019
No secrets about where the inspiration for Phil Jones’ new look came from.
"Are you sure about this haircut Phil, it looks ridiculous."
“Aguero has it, and I’ve been responsible for as many goals in Manchester this year as he has.” pic.twitter.com/IZoiTRGoFB
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 20, 2019
Former Arsenal defender Tony Adams shows why he didn’t take too many free kicks in his career.
What happens when Tony Adams attempts an outside of the boot free-kick 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/jT8Tyfy9eY
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) May 20, 2019
Made a meal of it
Two footballers with food-based surnames both provided identical statistics in one department this season. What a coincidence.
Declan Rice and Kevin Lasagna both had a conversion rate of 11% in 2018-19 #putitonaplate
— Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) May 20, 2019
On this day…
How times have changed at Leeds United…
— Nathan (@1NTKNM1) May 20, 2019