Everton Balls: Steven Naismith Rubs It In with Burnley’s ‘keeper
IT is bad enough conceding a goal when you’re a goalkeeper, as the only thing you’re interested in is protecting the netting from bulging with a football hitting it.
Well, things could be worse than letting a striker get the better of you.
Burnley’s Tom Heaton clawed desperately at the air as Samuel Eto’o’s super strike flew into the goal during Everton’s 3-1 victory over the Clarets.
As the crowd went nuts, Everton’s Steven Naismith followed up the goal and whacked the ball in celebration. Normally, a player will crack the ball into the net for good measure, and initially, it looked like Naismith had messed his celebration up.
He may have fluked what happened next. He may have been trolling Heaton.
The Scot thwacked the ball against the crossbar, which then rebounded square onto Tom Heaton’s head, adding insult to injury. If the Everton player meant it, it may just have been the strike of the weekend.
Have a look at the incident here.