Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Emile Heskey, Englands very own Dennis Bergkamp has almost single handedly taken his nation through to the World cup in South Africa. Before the crucial match at Wembley against Croatia, all the talk was about how Heskey can create goals and influences matches wherever he is. Emile was on top form on Wednesday; he was the chief instigator in the first two goals, Frank Lampard's penalty after Aaron Lennon had been fouled while on a mazing run, and Steven Gerrard's header from a pinpoint cross from that boy Lennon again. But it was in the second half when Heskey really turned it on. He terrorised the Croatian defense from the bench, after Jermain Defoe replaced him up front, and was instrumental in the team adding three more goals to England's total.

On Sunday, big Emile was up to his old tricks orchestrating an Aston Villa win against their local and bitter rivals Birmingham City from the bench. The hard fought Midlands derby was always going to be won by a single goal and the Villians have Heskey to thank for it; late in the second half an out swinging free kick was intelligently headed across the penalty area by John Carew, and powerfully headed in by local boy Gabby Agbonlahor .

It's guaranteed that a striker will always score against his old team in his first game against them, so no one was surprised to see Emanuel Adebayor head in Manchester City's third goal against Arsenal in their impressive 4-2 win at Eastlands. But what was surprising was his goal celebration; it's become common for ex players to respect their former club by not celebrating or giving his team mates a firm handshake and a slap on the backside. However, Adebayor went one step further on Saturday; so thrilled with scoring what was probably the game clincher, the Togolese forward sprinted the length of the field to share his joy with the fans who idolised him for 4 years.

The gooners joined the love in by showering their former hero with plastic water bottles and enquiring about the sex life of his family members.

It was another frustrating afternoon at Anfield for Liverpool; the home side struggled to break down a team who put 10 men behind the ball for a large portion of the match and scraped a 4-0 win.

Yossi Benayoun bagged himself another hat trick joining Dirk Kuyt, Glenn Johnson, David Ngog, and Lucas Leiva as goalscorers this season for the team ever reliant on Gerrard and Torres.

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