The Twitter account 'football images that precede unfortunate events' is full of gold


We're only two gameweeks into the 2019/20 Premier League season and there's already been so much drama.

VAR has played a big role and it made its presence known during Manchester City's 5-0 victory away to West Ham on the opening weekend.

Gabriel Jesus had a goal disallowed because Raheem Sterling was marginally offside, Sterling then had a goal of his own reviewed and Sergio Aguero was made to retake his penalty.

VAR got every decision correct, of course, but on each occasion it took away the organic euphoria of celebrating a goal or penalty save.

City and VAR then came to blows again on Saturday as Jesus saw his last-minute winner against Tottenham ruled out for a handball that literally no one noticed.

Kevin De Bruyne's corner struck the arm of Aymeric Laporte as he challenged for the ball and it fell to Jesus, who curled into the bottom-right corner.

The Etihad erupted, but two seconds later the screens inside the stadium showed "VAR checking goal" and it was disallowed, meaning the game finished 2-2.

And the drama continued on Monday Night Football, with Paul Pogba missing a penalty for Manchester United against Wolves after telling Marcus Rashford he wanted it.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United - Premier League

Rashford scored from the spot against Chelsea the week before and should have stayed on penalty duty, but Pogba was confident and stepped up instead. Rui Patricio guessed correctly and saved.

A tweet has since been going viral of Pogba just before he missed his penalty and it comes from the account 'football images that precede unfortunate events' (@CursedFootball).

The account, which posts caption-less images taken moments before unfortunate events, has blown up since being created in May 2019 and some of the tweets are absolute gold.

Here are some of the best - see if you can work out the "unfortunate event" that each image precedes.

Alexis Sanchez's announcement video at Man United:

Pep Guardiola shows love for VAR:

Liverpool fan takes out Adrian after UEFA Super Cup win:

Tammy Abraham mocks Liverpool on Twitter:

Gary Neville becomes Valencia manager:

West Ham fan says Man City are "beatable":

Man United fan creates welcome videos for 'new signings':

Raheem Sterling scores the winner against Tottenham in the Champions League:

Barcelona's tweet at half-time against Liverpool in the Champions League:

Romelu Lukaku shoots at an open goal:

Steven Gerrard slips against Chelsea:

Wayne Shaw eats a pie during Sutton United 0-2 Arsenal:

Arsenal take a 1-0 lead against Liverpool at Anfield:

Loris Karius rolls the ball out against Real Madrid in the Champions League final:

Lionel Messi says Barcelona will win the Champions League again:

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