Every football fan watching the Premier League clash between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park on Saturday would have got a treat.
It was a topsy-turvy game in which there were no fewer than nine goals: three of them went the hosts’ way and six were scored by the London club (click here to read more).
Renowned sports presenter Richard Keys was also watching the match, but the Englishman was not impressed with the defending on show, pointing out a fact that not many England fans would cherish.
'Three of England's back 4 playing in this game. 8 goals conceded!' he posted on social networking site Twitter.
One cannot help but agree with Keys. Although in terms of pure entertainment nine goals in one match is sheer value for money, it also exhibits just how awful the two teams’ defences were.
Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka, Gary Cahill and John Terry all featured in the contest at the Goodison, but still there were nine goals.
Keys also dug up some old quotes from Chelsea manager Mourinho in which he had slammed Arsenal’s 5-4 victory over Tottenham Hotspur 10 years.
'Nov 2004 Mourinho attacks Arsenal for a 5-4 win v Spurs. 'Disgraceful' he said. 'That was a hockey score not a football score'!' Keys added on Twitter.
The Portuguese had only just arrived in English football then, having been appointed the Chelsea manager in the summer of 2004 following Champions League success with FC Porto.
Mourinho has changed since then and is not exactly as arrogant as he once was. But would the 51-year-old still describe Chelsea’s win against Everton as a ‘hockey score’?
Answers on a postcard, please.
Were you impressed with Chelsea’s win against Everton?