Social Shots: Savage reaction to Mane goal; Emery birthday tweet implodes

Date published: Monday 4th November 2019 11:12

Liverpool’s last-gasp winner at Villa Park prompted great scenes in the BT Sport studios, while Arsenal’s decision to send Unai Emery a ‘happy birthday’ tweet was hijacked by disgruntled supporters – all in this week’s 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…


Losing his rag

This fella on the trumpet had a stinker prior to Bournemouth v Manchester United on Saturday, with his efforts setting the tone for what ended up being an instantly forgettable encounter between two teams struggling for Premier League goals.

Martial Law?

Ahead of Saturday’s game at the Vitality, some pretty stunning stats regarding Manchester United’s win record when Anthony Martial starts and when he doesn’t. For the giggles Opta, fancy giving us Fred’s?

Be careful what you wish for, Ole

Another weekend. Another defeat for Manchester United. Another Serie A goal for Romelu Lukaku.

League goals since the beginning of September:

• Romelu Lukaku – 8
• Man United – 6


VAR – The pits of the world?

The smelliest offside decision of the season? Bobby Firmino’s armpit adjudged to have been offside against Aston Villa on Saturday. Yes you read that right. His armpit.

At least Jurgen Klopp could laugh about it afterwards….


Savage blow for the Villa

Liverpool left it late against Aston Villa at the weekend and Robbie Savage’s real time reaction to Sadio Mane’s winner is certainly worth another look. Oh this evidence the Welshman might be decent craic on Gogglebox.

Yellow Peril

When Craig Dawson is booked for this you have to wonder what the future holds for the noble art of the 50-50 challenge? Legendary enforcer Terry Hurlock would no doubt be turning in his grave, save for the fact he’s very much alive and well.

More filth from Jorginho

Chelsea are absolutely flying under Super Frankie Lampard. That’s seven away wins on the spin now, a new club record. By the way, Jorginho’s pass is one of the best assists you’re going to see all season.

Let there be Ligt

This goal from big summer signing Matthijs De Ligt was enough to settle the Derby della Mole as Juventus edged past Torino on Saturday night – and we reckon the young man rather enjoyed it!

Vardy does the Prancing Bird

Jamie Vardy became the first player to reach 10 Premier League goals this season on Sunday. 33 years old and still banging them in. Judging by this celebration however he’s still got some work to do before the producers of Strictly Come Dancing come knocking…

Mocking the Eagles with the Prancing Bird is ****housery at its finest!


Arsenal’s Unai Emery birthday wish backfires

He turned 48 on Sunday, but it was unlikely to be a happy birthday as Arsenal fans jumped all over the club’s tweet with a few amusing replies of their own. Oh to be a football manager; you can’t even enjoy your birthday!


Super Mario Stands Tall

Mario Balotelli stormed off the pitch after being racially abused by the Verona fans on Sunday. Eventually he returned, then scored a worldie right in front of the same fans who had abused him. The perfect response.

The dirty dozen

Everton’s last-gasp leveller at Goodison means Tottenham’s wait for a Premier League win away from north London goes on. 12 games now and Mauricio Pochettino must surely be feeling the pressure with Spurs languishing in the bottom half of the table?

On this Day

On this very day 27 years ago the irascible Brian Moore told the story of the ‘Battle of Britain’ as Rangers proved too good for Leeds in Europe, winning 2-0 at Elland Road. We still miss you Brian!



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