20 of the greatest pieces of English commentary for goals in football history

Martin Tyler has treated us to some commentary gold in his career!

Watching football on the telly would be absolutely woeful without commentators.

We all need that guidance and structure they give to help us get through matches, especially when a goal is scored.

Who scored? Who got the assist? The commentator usually has your back and when it's an important goal, they usually provide some splendid audio as well.

Down the years, there have been some memorable snippets of commentary, ones which instantly take you back to the moment you first witnessed the goal with your very eyes.

So with no live football to feast on, we here at GIVEMESPORT have decided to go back and sniff out what we believe are the best pieces of English commentary for goals in recent memory.

Time to sit back, relax and get a bit nostalgic!

Siphiwe Tshabalala vs Mexico, 2010

One of Peter Drury's finest hours, getting the 2010 World Cup off to a flying start. It really was a goal for all of Africa.

Sergio Aguero vs QPR, 2012

The goal, the celebration, the commentary, everything is just iconic. Sporting moments just do not come ANY better.

Lionel Messi vs Athletic Bilbao, 2015

A great Messi goal combined with legendary commentary and a spine-tingling roar from the Camp Nou. Goosebumps.

Fabio Grosso vs Germany, 2006

"Lehmann is beaten!!!" If those three words don't make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, football just isn't for you.

Fernando Torres vs Barcelona, 2012

The day the term 'goalgasm' was created, what a moment - and the headline really was written.

Didier Drogba vs Bayern Munich, 2012

Gary Neville's cries really were the theme song to Chelsea's memorable Champions League triumph. Tyler's cry of 'Drogbaaaaa' certainly adds some flavour as well.

Jamie Vardy vs Manchester United, 2015

"It's 11, it's heaven for Jamie Vardy!" Tyler splendidly spicing up one of the Premier League's greatest ever achievements.

Steven Gerrard vs Olympiakos, 2004

Andy Gray's finest hour as a commentator. That's it, that's the description.

Ji Dong-won vs Manchester City, 2012

It was offside, but there was no VAR to spoil a glorious moment. Absolute limbs!

Anthony Martial vs Liverpool, 2015

Fair play to Tyler for sounding like a bigger Manchester United fan than Fred the Red. Fair bloody play.

Andres Iniesta vs Chelsea, 2009

The best bit about this? The fact that you can literally hear Gray in the background say "oh no" as Iniesta whacks the ball into the top corner - stupendous stuff!

Sergi Roberto vs PSG, 2017

The greatest comeback of all-time, an iconic cry of "can you believe this" and the commentator creating the term "fantasyland". Inject all of that straight into our veins.

Kostas Manlos vs Barcelona, 2018

The Greek God in Rome. Drury delivering football poetry like no other, arguably the wordsmith's finest hour.

Nwankwo Kanu vs Chelsea, 1999

"Kanu Believe It!" No Martin, no we couldn't.

Stan Collymore vs Newcastle, 1996

One of the greatest Premier League games of all-time produced an iconic winner, backed by the immense vocal chords of Tyler. Kevin Keegan's reaction was also priceless!

Thierry Henry vs Leeds, 2012

"He may be cast in bronze, but he's still capable of producing golden moments!" Like bloody Shakespeare, a fitting tribute to the king.

Troy Deeney vs Leicester, 2013

If you don't know it was Hogg, followed by Deeney, then where have you been these last seven years?!

Lucas Moura vs Ajax, 2019

The entire BT Sport commentary team literally had a meltdown and with good reason. Jermaine Jenas was genuinely speechless.

Dejan Lovren vs Borussia Dortmund, 2016

"Liverpool have come back from the dead!" Great stuff from Darren Fletcher, providing expert vocal support for Jurgen Klopp's first great moment as manager of the Reds.

Wayne Rooney vs Arsenal, 2002

"Remember the name, Wayne Rooney!" Don't worry, Clive Tyldesley, we did.

So there you have it.

Naturally, we'll have missed a few gems but there have been so many snippets of iconic commentary down the years that it's impossible to include them all.

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