Garnacho’s phenomenal bicycle kick helps United to victory

Alejandro Garnacho scored early in the game against Everton with a phenomenal bicycle kick.

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In the Netherlands we immediately think of Marco van Basten. At Manchester United to Wayne Rooney. And after today to Alejandro Garnacho.

The 19-year-old Argentinian from Manchester United may have scored the best goal of the season after three minutes in the Premier League match at Everton, which was won 0-3.

Perfect bicycle kick

The cross came from the right from Diogo Dalot. Garnacho was already in the air when the ball came to him. The contact with the ball couldn’t have been better and before he even landed on his back on the grass, Garnacho knew that the ball had been hit into the far corner.

The perfect bicycle kick. Breathtaking. Phenomenal.

Erik ten Hags United had only won two of the last five games. In addition, Ten Hag – who had to watch the match from the stands wearing a classic English hat due to a suspension – is dealing with a team of injuries, including big names such as Antony, Casemiro, Rasmus Højlund, Christian Eriksen, Lisandro Martinez and Tyrell Malacia.

As a result, Luke Shaw, who had just recovered from a serious injury, immediately made his return and Ten Hag allowed 18-year-old Kobbie Mainoo to make his debut in midfield.

Points deduction

Opponent Everton, however, is even further in the corner where the blows are falling. This week, the disciplinary committee of the English Football Association imposed a strong sanction on Liverpool’s second club for financial mismanagement. Everton was deducted no fewer than ten points, causing it to drop to nineteenth place in the Premier League.

Still, the home team performed well. Everton had the better of the game for large parts of the match, but there was no luck to come alongside after Garnacho’s phenomenal 1-0 in the opening phase.

In Studio Voetbal, Garnacho’s bicycle kick is compared to Marco van Basten’s famous bicycle kick.

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    Erik ten Hag watched Alejandro Garnacho’s phenomenal bicycle kick against Everton from the stands due to a suspension.
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    Everton fans share their dissatisfaction with the imposed points deduction.

In fact, after the break the task only became greater. A tumble by Anthony Martial was initially dismissed as a swerve, but the VAR had seen that there had indeed been light contact between Ashley Young and the French attacker.

United were awarded a penalty, Martial’s yellow card (for simulating) was withdrawn and Marcus Rashford ruthlessly rammed the penalty into the roof of the goal.

Martial himself then completed the job by putting the 3-0 final score on the board with a subtle foot movement. At Everton, Arnaut Danjuma came on in the closing stages.

Aston Villa beats grieving Spurs

Earlier in the day, Aston Villa won 1-2 at Tottenham Hotspur in a spectacular match. The club from Birmingham, which was a size too big for AZ in the Conference League, enters the top four of the Premier League thanks to the victory.

For Spurs, who had started the season excellently, it was the third defeat in a row.

Premier League stand-in.

Shortly before the meeting in London, it was reported that former national coach Terry Venables – who, as coach of Tottenham Hotspur, managed Gary Lineker and Paul Gascoigne, among others, and won the FA Cup with them – was aged 80. had died.

Both teams started with a tribute to the striking trainer. Tottenham also played with mourning bands.

Tribute to Terry Venables ahead of Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa.

After that subdued moment, things immediately went wild on the field and opportunities started to rain, especially for the home team.

Only after 22 minutes did Giovani Lo Celso open the score for Tottenham with a deflected shot and in the same minute Villa top scorer Ollie Watkins’ 1-1 was disallowed after minutes of studying the images.

Deep into the extra time of the first half, Pau Torres headed in the equalizer. In the second half, Tottenham again had a series of chances, but goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez showed his class.

Son Heung-min managed to pass him three times, but that hat trick did not materialize: all three goals were not allowed according to the arbitration. Watkins’s could do that: after a nice attack through the middle, he scored the 1-2.

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