Tottenham’s late winner becomes a miracle in more ways than one, Peter Crouch becomes the focus of Champions League attention, and Ajax refuse to abandon their philosophy even when heartbroken – all in Social Shots.
In our brand 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….
Kane’s speedy recovery
Wow. There were even more unbelievable scenes in the Champions League last night, as Spurs reached the final thanks to a last-minute Lucas Moura winner. It was so good, that it even miraculously cured Harry Kane’s ankle injury.
How's the ankle, Harry? 😂🤣 pic.twitter.com/SG8MDZhOQE
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 8, 2019
Rio loses it again
Rio’s reactions are becoming a regular feature of Social Shots. He and Glenn Hoddle have outdone themselves here.
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) May 8, 2019
You Little Dixie
If you thought Rio’s reaction was good, you need to see former Ireland manager Brian Kerr’s expletive-laden celebration.
YOU NEED TO WATCH THIS.
Brian Kerr reacts to:
◼️ Spurs making it 2-2.
◼️ Spurs' 95th minute winner.
— Virgin Media Sport (@VMSportIE) May 8, 2019
The Ajax way
This picture is testament to how deeply ingrained Ajax’s philosophy is.
They’re even creating triangles after conceding. Unbelievable philosophy pic.twitter.com/z7pg6xPFf3
— JR🇨🇲 (@N1noBr0wn) May 8, 2019
It could have been a completely different story, though. These Ajax fans were counting down to the final whistle, before their celebrations turned into screams.
Ajax fans counting down to full time whistle 🤣 pic.twitter.com/wuRSkzAtac
— Troll Football Media (@Troll__Footbal) May 9, 2019
The Crouch final
If the two losing semi-finalists had won, Ajax and Barcelona would have made it the Cruyff final. Instead, we’ve ended up with a spectacle to honour another legend of the game. Even if he’s not too keen to take the limelight.
Peter crouch final don’t be ridiculous.
It will always be the
Øyvind Leonhardsen derby
— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) May 9, 2019
Before the Royal Baby’s name was confirmed as Archie, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were giving serious thought to another name, in honour of Liverpool’s great comeback.
— Katie Falkingham (@KatieFalkingham) May 7, 2019
The two Premier League sides’ turnarounds have inspired another team facing their own first leg deficit, as Valencia try to upset Arsenal in the Europa League tonight.
Here’s what the Spaniards said after the Liverpool game:
So, it CAN be done…🤞🤔🤞
— Valencia CF English 🦇💯 (@valenciacf_en) May 7, 2019
And after the Spurs game:
So, it really, REALLY, can be done… 🤞🤔🤞
— Valencia CF English 🦇💯 (@valenciacf_en) May 8, 2019
The Champions League final is going to put two midfielders who were relegated with Newcastle in 2015-16 up against each other. Mindblowing.
If you told me back in 2016 that one of the men in this photo would be a Champions League winner within three years I'd have wanted to know just how much Barcelona paid for Jack Colback. pic.twitter.com/QemIxwocNV
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) May 8, 2019
On this day…
David Moyes was named as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor on this day six years ago. Where would the club be if he was still in charge now?
#OnThisDay in 2013 David Moyes signed a six-year deal with Man Utd.
Ryan Giggs, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have all been in charge since then.
David Moyes' contract (if he'd seen it through) would still have another month to run…🤯 pic.twitter.com/35khdrBYQw
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) May 9, 2019