Jamie Vardy has been likened to Dutch legend Marco van Basten following his stunning strike against Liverpool.
The Leicester City frontman enhanced his growing reputation with a 30-yard shot that flew past Reds keeper Simon Mignolet on Tuesday.
It was the first of two goals for the England international in a 2-0 win.
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s match with Manchester City, Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri said the goal was “amazing – you can put him with Van Basten”.
Dutch great Van Basten scored some brilliant goals in his career, including a memorable volley against the USSR in the final of the 1988 European Championship.
Running away from goal and towards the byeline on the right-hand side of the penalty area, he showed amazing technique and awareness to fire his volley over goalkeeper Rinat Dasayev from a tight angle.
The strike helped give the Netherlands a 2-0 win in the final.
Meanwhile, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino says Vardy is as good as his own Harry Kane and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.
Vardy is the Premier League’s top scorer this season with 18, three above fellow England striker Kane in joint second.
Argentine Aguero, who cost City a reported £38m in 2011, won last season’s Golden Boot with 26 goals.
“Today Vardy and Kane show big quality and the same quality as Aguero,” Pochettino said.
“They are all different and come from different circumstances but today Vardy and Kane are at the same level as Aguero.”
The three stars above the eagle constitute a design element that gives a more continental feel to the badge. Purely decorative. Maybe Pep Guardiola can deliver three European Cups to give it a different meaning? Although from next season they’ll wear a more traditional version of the badge.
“Oh when the Saints, go marching in…” Since its inception in 1885, the club have been called the Saints because of its history as a church football team. Since 2001 St Mary’s has been the home of the club.
In 2010, the Welshman suffered a career-threatening leg break following a tackle from Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross. Ramsey was claimed to have turned down an offer of apology from Shawcross and has been given stick at the Britannia Stadium ever since.
When chairman of Coventry, Hill had their kick-off against Bristol City delayed on the final day of the season. News came through that Sunderland had lost, meaning both the other teams would stay up if neither scored. Ouch.
Soon after the match, #Nevilleveteya, which translates to Neville go now, was trending in Valencia on Twitter but sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch said it was “not the day to talk about the future”.
He added: “This day you can’t explain. We must apologise to fans for one of the worst results in our history.”
Canizares, who played over 400 times for the club, winning two league titles and two cups, questioned the decision-making at the club.
“If Garcia Pitarch trusts in Gary as he said on Monday, I’m disappointed. If it’s not like that, why did he say that?” he said.
“If (Garcia Pitarch) lied to us, and tomorrow he proposes the sacking of the coach and it’s not accepted, it’s best if (Garcia Pitarch) leaves as well.
“Worse than the loss, is giving up in the fight. We are facing a test of fire. To demand decisions is responsible, to give up isn’t.”
Irrati continued after consulting with coaches and officials, with Napoli winning 2-0 to stay top of the league.
“I want to thank the Lazio players, but especially the referee Irrati for his courage,” Koulibaly wrote.
The French-born 24-year-old Senegal international began his career at Metz and joined Napoli from Belgian side Genk in 2014.
Wednesday’s Serie A match at the Stadio Olimpico was stopped in the second half because of the chanting that Koulibaly described as “ugly”.
The defender gave his shirt to a child in the crowd after the game.
Writing on Instagram he said: “I thank my team-mates, the public and our fans, who have been a great support against these ugly chants.
“I want to thank everyone for the messages of solidarity which I have received.”
Lazio manager Stefano Pioli insisted: “I would not have stopped the match. It was chanting from the minority, but I don’t think they were racist, we also have players of colour and they are treated well.”
But Napoli counterpart Maurizio Sarri backed the decision and wrote on Twitter: “Bravo to Irrati for stopping the match.”