Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
World-Class Strikes Mark Chelsea Win
Independent, December 18th, 2006 4:27PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

For Manchester United fans and for neutrals who just want to see Chelsea lose, it was agonizing to watch brave Everton go down in the last 10 minutes to a pair of unstoppable strikes from two of Jose Mourinho's so-called "untouchables." Everton watched its hard-fought lead disintegrate twice as the Sky Blues came storming back from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to win 3-2 at Goodison Park. After a prosaic first half, a world-class free kick from Michael Ballack drew the teams level. Joseph Yobo then put the Toffees back in front, and just as it looked like Everton had the resolve to carry through to victory, Frank Lampard unleashed a swerving thunderbolt from 25 yards that American goalkeeper Tim Howard with absolutely no chance. Five minutes later, with Everton's defense backing off him, striker Didier Drogba took one touch, turned, and fired a 35-yard volley over the once-again-despairing Howard. When asked if his team's come-from-behind victory was a warning to league leader Manchester United, an (almost) humble-sounding Jose Mourinho, who was staring defeat in the face for 17 minutes with just eight to go, simply said, "No message." However, had United's game against West Ham taken place before, Mourinho might have chosen his words differently (the Red Devils lost 1-0), but as it were, the arrogant Chelsea coach knew his side owed its escape from defeat to three world-class strikes from three world-class players. Chelsea can hardly take heart from the quality of its goals recently: the Sky Blues owe more than one close-shave victory or draw to strikes that would miss nine times out of 10. Chelsea now finds itself just two points behind United. Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Brandao Faces One-Month Suspension for Head-Butt     
Bastia striker Brandao has been provisionally suspended until Sept. 18 by Ligue 1's disciplinary committee and ...
QPR Adds Two World Cup Players     
Queen Park Rangers on Friday confirmed the signing of Chile forward Eduardo Vargas on a season-long ...
Neymar Suffers Ankle Sprain    
Barcelona forward Neymar has picked up an ankle sprain in training and will be out of ...
Conte: 'We're Counting on' Rossi     
Antonio Conte said he is "counting on" New Jersey native Giuseppe Rossi as he draws up ...
Balotelli-Liverpool Talks Continue    
Mario Balotelli has arrived in Liverpool for a medical ahead of his expected 16 million pound ...
Report: Top Clubs Opening US Academies     
The AP reports that South American and European soccer powerhouses are opening full-time soccer academies across ...
Legia Loses CAS Appeal     
Legia Warsaw has said it will sack the administrator blamed for the clerical error that resulted ...
Report: BVB's Sponsors to Buy Stakes     
Borussia Dortmund on Thursday announced that the club would issue up to 24.5 million shares in ...
Simeone: Atletico Can't Compete with Real, Barca    
In an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, Atltico Madrid coach Diego Simeone emphasized that despite ...
Dzeko Signs Four-Year Man City Contract     
Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko on Thursday signed a new four-year deal with the defending Premier ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives