Somehow, I made a mental connection between two matches on two different continents, held a week apart. The first was a Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea, the second the MLS Cup Final between LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo.
Both matches featured a similar play: a cross in from a corner/free kick that was heavily contested between attacker and defender. In both cases, the ball ended up in the back of the net. The goal was allowed to stand only in the Premier League match, however.
It is surely unfair to compare clips between two different matches, held in two different competitions in two different confederations. But, I still find this interesting.
As the English are fond of saying, “It’s a funny old game.”