This weekend supplied the best volley you will ever see from a corner from Jordan Flores. Take a bow son. 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…
Just the 4.8m views so far and what a volley…
Shamrock Rovers 1-1 Dundalk – Wow! Jordan Flores scores a goal of the season contender to level things at Tallaght. You'll be watching this goal for years to come. #rtesocer pic.twitter.com/tIhtCrKfml
— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) February 28, 2020
Taxi for Bellew!
We are not sure what was more embarrassing on Saturday morning. Everton fan Tony Bellew doing this on Soccer AM. Or claiming Anthony Joshua would beat Tyson Fury in six rounds on the same show.
⚠ Caution… the JAR Arena is slippery when wet ⚠
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) February 29, 2020
Dry your Eyes, Wilf
Brighton sub Ezequiel Schelotto and Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha had plenty to say to each other during the M23 derby on Saturday. The Seagulls v The Eagles is a rivalry everyone recognises but few truly understand!
Substitute Ezequiel Schelotto was booked for an incident with Wilfried Zaha while warming up at the AMEX…
🔟 minutes later, he was still trying wind the Palace man up 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/frQwRVJNMA
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 29, 2020
Big Al not happy as Toon draw blank again
Old – (adj)
When you are unable to stay up late enough on a Saturday evening to watch Match of the Day, but you are awake early enough on a Sunday to watch the repeat. And whether you watched it first time round or not, there’s no mistaking Mr Shearer’s current frustration with Newcastle.
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) February 29, 2020
Not so happy Hammers march on London
West Ham scored a priceless win over Southampton on Saturday but the fans protested loud and proud in their thousands against the current regime before the game. They want owners David Sullivan and David Gold, plus managing director Karren Brady, out. The time for talking, they argue, is over. Wonder if that man who famously stood up to the tank on his own in Tiananmen Square back in the day was crooning ‘Sweet Caroline’ under his breath as the war machine rolled slowly towards him?
— Dan (@dpm_79) February 29, 2020
Bayern banner sparks farcical finish
Bayern Munich, the Bundesliga leaders, sauntered to a 6-0 demolition of Hoffenheim on Saturday but the game finished in farcical fashion with a 20-minute interruption over an offensive banner unfurled by the visiting Bayern fans. It was a dark day for German football, and we suppose for anyone who backed both teams to score.
— DW Sports (@dw_sports) February 29, 2020
Super Sarr sinks Liverpool
Liverpool arrived at Vicarage Road on the back of a run of 44 games unbeaten in the league, the last 18 of which were victories. Incredibly they lost 3-0 to Watford, with Ismailia Sarr the unquestionable star of the show. That dink for the second goal was a proper ballsy finish by the way.
No need to wait for #MOTD…
— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) February 29, 2020
Gunners rejoice after Liverpool loss
The official Arsenal Twitter account sent out a cheeky message as Liverpool’s long unbeaten run finally ended at Watford, meaning they cannot join the Gunners now as ‘Invincibles’.
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) February 29, 2020
Sou still sour over Pogba
The year is 2045. All clothes have been replaced by YouTuber merch. The retirement age in the UK is 86. Life on earth is hopeless. And Graeme Souness is still banging on about Paul Pogba.
"Paul Pogba. I see him dancing at a wedding. I see him shooting hoops." 🕺🏀
🍿 Graeme Souness questioned Paul Pogba's commitment to Manchester United ahead of kick-off….
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 1, 2020
Form is temporary class is permanent
This absolute shocker from David De Gea dominated the post-match tittle-tattle and it’s a fact that no ‘keeper has made more errors leading directly to Premier League goals than De Gea (7) since the start of last season. However some perspective please. It’s alright everyone losing their s**t over this latest howler but how many time’s has he saved the Red Devils in recent seasons?
Look away now, David de Gea! 🤦♂️
The Manchester United keeper gifts Everton an early opener at Goodison Park!
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 1, 2020
Toffees rage after VAR controversy
Huge talking point at the death at Goodison. An injury-time winner for the Toffees was disallowed because De Gea’s view was seemingly ‘obscured’. Remember De Gea is around 6ft 4”. And the Everton player was sitting on the floor. Do we reckon this one should have stood?
— Sporting Life Football (@SportingLifeFC) March 1, 2020
Madrid claim huge El Clasico win
Real Madrid scored a priceless 2-0 win over Barcelona on Sunday night to move back to the top of La Liga. It was a huge result for Los Blancos and Zinedine Zidane in the wake of that 2-1 Champions League defeat to Manchester City.
👏 30 seconds into his first appearance of the season, Mariano gets a second for Madrid!
— Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) March 1, 2020
On this Day
Ryan Giggs made his Manchester United debut against Everton on this day back in 1991. He went on to have quite the career and is surely in any conversation about who is United’s greatest ever player?
— B/R Football (@brfootball) March 2, 2017