Remember when Aaron Ramsey scored a Panenka penalty in the exact same goal and stadium where the original Panenka was scored in 1976 by Antonín Panenka?

Just months later, Eden Hazard has now paid tribute to the famous Czech Republic striker on a very special day.

During Chelsea's 3-1 win against Newcastle, the brilliant Hazard, who has been directly involved in seven goals in his eight Premier League appearances against Benitez's side, ran the show and secured the win with a cheeky Panenka penalty.

Maybe Newcastle should have done some research before the spot kick, with Eden Hazard scoring a panenka on Antonín Panenka's 69th birthday.

What a tribute to the man himself.

Czech Republic striker Panenka beat German goalkeeper Sepp Maier with that famous penalty at the 1976 European Championships and today he celebrates his 69th birthday.

Here's how Twitter reacted to Hazard's audacious penalty:




Brilliant stuff from the Belgian winger. Can he help Chelsea push for the Premier League title or will it be a two horse race between Manchester United and Manchester City?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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