Has the greatest piece of commentary in Premier League history been unearthed?
Southampton 1-3 Chelsea isn’t a game that most football fans will remember but one commentator’s reaction for Kevin Phillips’ 69th-minute goal needs to be heard to be believed.
Phillips scored 10 Premier League goals during that campaign, including one against the team that won the title at the end of the season.
When Phillips netted to make the score 2-1, setting up an intriguing final 20 minutes in the process, one Fox Sports commentator providing commentary for a non-English speaking audience decided to go rogue.
After the standard elongated “Gooooooooooooooool!” that’s customary in South America, the Rolling Stones’ classic song ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ began to play.
But instead of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards’ lyrics, the commentator spent the next 40 seconds singing about Southampton’s No. 7.
Watch the clip here:
The commentary on this Kevin Phillips goal vs Chelsea in 2005— Retro (@CFCRetro) May 11, 2022
That’s absolutely incredible.
Did he have the song pre-prepared? Was he a huge Kevin Phillips fan? So many unanswered questions.
And why have we never heard Martin Tyler or Peter Drury suddenly burst into song like this over the past three decades?
Let’s check out some of the best reaction to the video:
The same commentator that sang ‘Gol de Scholes’
The commentator is understood to be Juan Manuel Pons, who also goes by the name of “Bambino” Pons.
Mr Pons, we salute you!