Goal of the day
For the passion, more than the aesthetics: Cardiff ’ s Sol Bamba, hitting a wild overhead off the post, then blootering into the roof of the net via some penalty- area pinball.
Gripe of the day
A valid one, too. Last week: Demarai Gray celebrates scoring by tearing off his shirt to reveal a tribute to Leicester’s late owner, and is booked. Yesterday: Bamba tears off his shirt to celebrate scoring – and isn’t.
Game of the day
Came at Carrow Road – Norwich cruising to a tidy 2- 1 win over Millwall with nine minutes left.
It fi nished 4- 3. Also worth a watch for diff erent reasons – the celebrity dugout derby at Pride Park: Frank Lampard 0- 3 John Terry.
Comeback of the day
After six goals in his fi rst fi ve Southampton games last year, it all went quiet for Manolo Gabbiadini. He’s still plugging away, though – and scored his fi rst goal at St Mary’s since last October, 391 days ago.
Stat of the day
One for the statistical completists: Cardiff v Brighton was the 100th diff erent fi xture to have been played in all four divisions of the English Football League. You’re welcome.
Blow of the day
A setback for headline writers: seventh tier Met Police, who run out for games to Th e Clash’s version of I Fought the Law, beaten 2- 0 by Newport in the FA Cup fi rst round. A decent footnote, though: the Met’s Louis Birch fought the law, and the law sent him off for a second bookable off ence.
Cup shocks of the day
1) National League Maidstone beat League Two struggglers Macclesfi eld; and 2) Sixth- tier Stockport mauled fourth- tier Yeovil 3- 1, with 500 away fans making the 450- mile round trip.
“BOOM!.... Every Hatter a hero this afternoon”
And innovation of the day
Came from Uruguay’s Radio Colonia – planning a special live broadcast of the Copa Libertadores fi nal for fans with heart conditions. Organisers said the show, featuring co- commentary from a cardiologist and “Zen music” replacing crowd noise, would “put the safety of our listeners fi rst ”. As it turned out, no one got overheated: the game was waterlogged off .