Social Shots: Miraculous recovery, expletive-laden celebrations

Date published: Thursday 9th May 2019 3:59 - Samuel Bannister

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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.


Rio loses it again

Rio’s reactions are becoming a regular feature of Social Shots. He and Glenn Hoddle have outdone themselves here.


You Little Dixie

If you thought Rio’s reaction was good, you need to see former Ireland manager Brian Kerr’s expletive-laden celebration.


The Ajax way

This picture is testament to how deeply ingrained Ajax’s philosophy is.


Final Countdown

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.


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.


Liverpool’s prince

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.


Valencia’s optimism

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:

And after the Spurs game:



The Champions League final is going to put two midfielders who were relegated with Newcastle in 2015-16 up against each other. Mindblowing.


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?


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