Man of the Weekend: Victor Wanyama


After a busy weekend of football – and a hectic afternoon at Anfield – we’ve decided that the Man of the Weekend title should go to the scorer of the best goal. And that, surely, must go to Victor Wanyama.

It was a crazy game in Liverpool as the Reds hosted Tottenham in a crucial game for both side’s hopes of finishing in the top four. Four goals, two penalties, two injury-time strikes and an absolute thunderbolt from our Man of the Weekend graced one of the games of the season so far.

At the time of Wanyama’s strike – 80 minutes to be exact – Liverpool had been leading for almost the whole game. Yet, the momentum had shifted to Spurs as they pushed and pushed for an equaliser. A questionable substitution saw Wanyama, a defensively-minded midfielder come on for Dembele around that 80-minute mark. Moments later, as a ball bounced away from the Liverpool box and towards his stride, Victor would be wheeling away after scoring an unbelievable goal.

(Enjoy this French commentary)

Hit so hard that the ball bounced off the net and back into the six-yard box, Loris Karius was left with no chance. The Kenyan, not known for his goalscoring prowess, broke a deadlock for Spurs and reopened the game to become the crazy, breathless classic that it was. A missed penalty, a sensational solo strike from Mo Salah and a converted, 100th goal in the Premier League for Harry Kane later, it was easy to forget just how special Wanyama’s strike was.

But as the dust settles on this one, Wanyama’s strike will go down as a classic. He’s our Man of the Weekend.