Commentating on that Wayne Rooney goal for Man United vs Man City

Here is a great story from Toby Gilles about commentating when Wayne Rooney scored that bicycle kick for Manchester United against Manchester City.

I was commentating for Manchester City’s official website when Wayne Rooney scored THAT bicycle kick against them for Manchester United. As it was flying in I remember thinking “I’m doing a biased commentary for the huge rivals of this man. Nobody listening wants to hear about how I’ve never seen such an incredible goal live. What the hell do I say?” and yet all of me wanted to go nuts about it. I think I came up with something like; “If you’re going to go behind in a derby you’d choose for it to be from this goal.”

Almost certainly the most restrained reaction to that goal from any of the 75 thousand in the ground – or anyone watchingAROUND THE WORLD. It sticks in my mind as probably the toughest moment of commentary I’ve ever had to do.”

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