Of all that happened this past weekend: Chelsea’s 7th defeat of the season, Leicester’s fine run of form, Man. Utd’s ‘clean sheets’, Bayern’s four in the first 40 minutes, Neymar’s beautiful goal, Real Madrid’s shock loss to Sevilla and many more, not excluding the exploits of Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets, I have chosen to write about two players. The first,
How else can you describe a player who by himself has defined the term ‘goalscorer’ this season? The hottest prospect so far of the 2014/2015 Premier League season is banging in goals left, right and center and on Saturday, he scored again, a penalty this time, against Watford. He has now scored 12 goals this season, scoring in every of his last 9 PL games. Little wonder Quique Sanchez Flores, Watford coach, described Vardy, who was once a factory worker, as “the best striker we have played against so far.” Vardy is having fun scoring goals and I won’t be surprised if he eventually matches van Nistelrooy’s 10 goals in 10 games record set in 2003.
The goal-scoring delight of the just concluded U-17 World Cup, the Nigerian bagged 10 goals in the competition, finishing the tourney’s highest goal scorer. His last goal, which came in the final against Mali, which was also his 10th of the competition, made him the highest goal scorer in the history of the competition. Oh did I mention that his goal in the final was a real striker’s goal, that he won the silver ball and the golden boot, and that he plays like Zlatan? Well, now I have told you and now you know.