Leicester City’s run of form continued last night with a 2-0 victory over Liverpool. The game will live particularly long in the memory for the stunning goal that was scored by England’s in-form striker, Jamie Vardy.
Sent a 50-yard pass by fellow Leicester superstar Riyad Mahrez, Vardy let the ball bounce once before lashing a stunning shot from over 25 yards out that Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet had absolutely no chance of getting anywhere near. It truly was a goal befitting of the overblown Sky Sports montage age.
You have to wonder, though, whether said montages would be improved by a subtle change in commentary. Like, oh, I don’t know, if you allowed Alan Partridge on the microphone? Well, thanks to a quick-thinking video editor on Twitter, Partridge’s reaction to Vardy’s screamer is now a reality – see for yourself below.
“SHIIIIT! Did you see that?! He must have a foot like a traction engine!” John Motson, Martin Tyler, Kenneth Wolstenholme – eat your heart out.
It’s at this point that we have to admit that this wasn’t a brand new piece of commentary from Steve Coogan’s beloved bumbling creation, but was in fact taken from an episode of the short-lived 1994 satire The Day Today, where Partridge served as the incompetent sports correspondent. Watch the full clip of Partridge reacting to similarly-stunning goals below (“TWAT! That was liquid football!”) – if you can take your eyes off Vardy’s incredible finish, that is.