Fans Call For Martin Tyler To Retire After 'Depressing' Commentary For Erik Lamela's Rabona Goal
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Martin Tyler has come in for immense criticism for what fans feel was "depressing" commentary to go with Erik Lamela's outrageous rabona against Arsenal yesterday.
On as a first half substitute for the injured Heung-Min Son, the Argentine opened the scoring in stunning fashion when he wrapped his left foot around his right and saw the ball slide past Bernd Leno and into the bottom corner.
Even with Lamela having scored a rabona before for Spurs in a Europa League game against Greek side Asteras Tripolis, you don't see goals of this kind all too often.
And so a number of viewers were disappointed with the way in which Tyler, Sky Sports' main commentator and the voice of Premier League football, described the piece of genius.
The 75-year-old has provided iconic lines and soundbites for so many great goals over the years but his underwhelming reaction here has led to many feeling he is past it.
Having commentated for ITV in the 70s and 80s, Tyler started working for Sky Sports in 1990.
His commentary highlights include Sergio Aguero's dramatic last-gap title winner in 2012 and Anthony Martial's debut solo goal for Manchester United in 2015.