Storm Ciara hit the headlines this week and claimed an assist, while in France there was an own goal of epic proportions, all in Social Shots.
In our weekly feature, we take a look at the best social media posts from across the world of football over the weekend. 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…
More pelters for Pickford
Now here’s a collectors item. Christian Benteke scored his first goal in 1,426 minutes of Premier League football on Saturday. Jordan Pickford an absolute shambles here by the way with this latest mistake re-igniting debate as to whether he should still be England’s first choice.
An absolute mare for Jordan Pickford! 🙈
After 3️⃣4️⃣ PL matches without a goal, Christian Benteke will be seriously relieved 😅
All even at Goodison… pic.twitter.com/7j1hhvaMfM
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 8, 2020
Benrahma buzzing again for Bees
The start of the winter break meant only two top flight games on Saturday. But who needs the Premier League when these silky skills from Brentford’s Said Benrahma can be seen in the Championship?
Said Benrahma…when one nutmeg just isn't enough 😰
Would love to see Brentford get promoted, but this guy's playing PL football next season regardless. #BrentfordFC
— Olly Hawkins (@Olly_Hawk) February 9, 2020
Can channeling his inner Le Tiss?
An absolutely disgusting finish this from Emre Can, who scored on his Borussia Dortmund debut on Saturday night. Pick. That. Out.
Emre Can scored an absolute screamer on his Dortmund debut. pic.twitter.com/W7hYLY58ud
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) February 10, 2020
Storm Ciara claims Etihad fixture
With an amber weather warning in place in Greater Manchester common sense prevailed on Sunday as Manchester City’s clash with West Ham was called off.
The weather in Manchester has really deteriorated in the last hour. Sensible decision to postpone the match. Safe journey home to all those who had started out. #COYI #westham #WHUFC ⚒ pic.twitter.com/VyRVLyJOi5
— Rob Pritchard (@RobPritchard78) February 9, 2020
The show must go on
However not everything was cancelled on Sunday due to the weather! Fair play to this Everton fan in the rascal Speedo’s who was clearly still buzzing from their 3-1 win on Saturday.
— Honest Frank (@HonestFrank) February 9, 2020
Glackin’s gone with the wind
And Jamie Glackin certainly wasn’t complaining about the weather as a goal direct from a corner gave Coleraine a 1-0 win over Glentoran in Northern Ireland.
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) February 10, 2020
England’s New No 1?
If Gareth Southgate is genuinely thinking about dropping Mr Pickford he could do worse than give this fella a run in the side. Fabulous save from Dean Henderson who enjoyed another tidy game for Sheffield United on Sunday.
This is why there are calls for Dean Henderson to start for England! 🧤
A great save to keep the game level… pic.twitter.com/gWchXxEpuc
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 9, 2020
Blades eye Champions League finish
Sheffield United won again on Sunday and amazingly have eyes on the top four. If it wasn’t for Liverpool, Chris Wilder would be an absolute lock for Manager of the Year. He’s doing an incredible job at Bramall Lane.
John Lundstram's late winner for Sheffield Untied against Bournemouth today in the Premier League! Could Sheffield United be playing in Europe next season? 🏆#SUFC | #TwitterBlades | @Sufcedits | @wilders_army | @SheffieldUnitedpic.twitter.com/7YA4MCmBoB
— Football Moments (@Footyments) February 9, 2020
Marcal’s OG misery in France
Lyon defender Fernando Marcal’s Python-esque own goal helped Paris St-Germain to a 4-2 victory and open up a 12-point lead at the top of Ligue 1. Not sure we will see a better OG this season.
One of the worse own goals just happened tonight in the game against PSG & Lyon tonight. pic.twitter.com/mLvRboKdVQ
— SpOrTs ToWn. (@Sportstown01) February 9, 2020
On this Day
26 years ago this very day Tino Asprilla made his Newcastle United debut. Legend has it he was drinking wine on the day of the game as he caught a flight to the UK before coming off the bench to help the Toon to a 2-1 win against Boro. Let’s all take a moment to enjoy the greatest debut-game nutmeg of them all.
Faustino Asprilla’s Newcastle debut against Middlesbrough.
1-0 behind he came off the bench in the second half, got an assist and was key in an eventual 2-1 win.
Also did this to poor Chris Morris who retired the following season. pic.twitter.com/w43aBErz8v
— Simon Edwards (@SimonEdwardsSAF) November 19, 2019