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Premier League commentary criticised as Dwight McNeil scores for Everton against Nottingham Forest

Will Evans

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Premier League commentary criticised as Dwight McNeil scores for Everton against Nottingham Forest

Fans have slammed the strange choice of words used on commentary to describe Dwight McNeil's goal during Everton's 1-0 victory over Nottingham Forest.

The Toffees victory was their third in a row away from home as they edged closer to moving out of the relegation zone following their recent 10 point deduction.

The Merseyside outfit were recently punished for breaking the Premier League's financial rules and find themselves in a huge relegation battle as a result.

Their hard fought victory against Forest was secured after 67 minutes through a goal from winger McNeil which was described in a bizarre way by Sky Sports' commentator Rob Hawthorne.

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Many fans believe other commentators are trying to emulate Peter Drury who has long been known for his poetic style.

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His phrase "Greek god in Rome" to describe for AS Roma defender Kostas Manolas is probably his most famous piece of commentary.

He also gained attention for his description of Cristiano Ronaldo walking onto the pitch following his dramatic return to Manchester United in 2021.

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Drury replaced outgoing gantry legend Martin Tyler as Sky Sports' lead announcer this season, but many fans now believe he's having a bad influence on his colleagues.

Straight after McNeil scored, the commentator referenced the players love for the Marvel superhero Spider-Man and how the Englishman had just made himself a superhero.

Fans were quick to react on social media slamming the commentary and blaming Drury for his influence. "Look at what you've done Drury, might be worse for the sport than that sinbin s***e."

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Another said: "Drury is the only one who can pull it off, anyone else stinks it up."

It's clear that fans think other commentators are trying too hard to be like Peter Drury and that it's making their commentary sound worse.

"The pause after the goal is him scrolling down his page to see what he wrote in the event of McNeil scoring," another fan wrote.

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Everton, Premier League, Nottingham Forest, Sky Sports

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