Gabriel Obertan and Stewart Downing. The two have been disregarded by many a football fan over the past few months but scored valuable goals for their clubs in Thursday nights Europa League action. We take a look at some of the disbelief, humour and goodwill doing the rounds on Twitter for the two misifts.
Last night saw some real oddities in football as Stewart Downing and Gabriel Obertan both grabbed goals in Europa League action for Liverpool and Newcastle United respectively. The two have been the butt of many jokes in recent months considering their less than impressive recent impacts for their clubs and despite scoring last night the jokes did not stop.
Here is some of the Twitter reaction to Stewart Downing and Gabriel Obertan grabbing goals in the Europa League, and not only the jokes.
BREAKING: Stewart Downing has just scored for Liverpool. UEFA are to set to question Anzhi Makhachkala over alleged match-fixing.— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) October 25, 2012
Anzhi Makhachkala spent all those millions and then lose to a Stewart Downing strike #EpicFail— Footy Memes (@FootyMemes) October 25, 2012
FOOTBALL NEWS: Gabriel Obertan and Stewart Downing have both scored this evening. In other news, Elvis is alive and well and living in Bury.— Kai Wayne(@KaiWayne) October 25, 2012
"Stewart Downing, he scores when he wants," chants the Kop #LFC— Jimmy Rice (@JimmyRiceWriter) October 25, 2012
Breaking news: Stewart downing has finally scored— Nortei Nortey (@norteildn) October 25, 2012
Delighted for Stewart downing getting a goal. Top player— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) October 25, 2012
Downing and Obertan both scored. The world is definitely ending.— Tom 'Bobby' Belshaw (@bobbytomncfc) October 25, 2012
Fairly sure Obertan and Downing scoring within a few minutes of each other is a sign of the apocalypse #bbcfootball— James Mold (@Moldy92) October 25, 2012
Buzzin for gabby— Danny Simpson (@dannysimpson) October 25, 2012
What did you make of the goals?
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