Arsenal pair Olivier Giroud and Francis Coquelin were left embarrassed having prematurely thrown their jerseys into the crowd before being told they had to play extra-time following their 4-4 draw after 90 minutes against Reading on Tuesday night. Luckily, the pair were handed back their shirts before playing the extra 30 minutes, during which the Gunners completed a stunning comeback to win 7-5.
Manchester United debutant Ryan Tunnicliffe (#46) not only made his father a proud man on Wednesday. He also made his dad over $16,000 richer.
Mr Tunnicliffe obviously had great faith in his son’s early ability and, when the boy was just nine years old, he placed a £100 bet at odds of 100/1 that his flesh and blood would one day play for United’s first team.
Ten years on, the former England Youth international completed his rise through the United ranks to come on as a 77th-minute substitute for Wayne Rooney in the 2-1 win over Newcastle, earning his father £10,000 in the process.