Premier League: Jonathan Walters Scores 2 Own Goals, Misses Penalty (Video)
Jonathan Walters had a bad day on Saturday.
First there was an own goal. Then there was another own goal. Finally there was the missed penalty. All in all, it amounted to a loads of embarrassment, a lopsided loss for Stoke City and a day at the office unfortunately reminiscent of a Fuel song.
Here's how it went.
Walters' Stoke City hosted Chelsea on Saturday in an English Premier League match at Britannia Stadium. Near the end of the first half, the match was still scoreless until Walters put the ball in his own net with an impressively acrobatic, flying header.
That was the first own goal.
Seventeen minutes into the second half, he was at it again. This time, Walters rose highest in the box to head home a corner past Asmir Begovic.
At that point, it was Walters 2, Stoke 0. But Walters wasn't done.
Chelsea scored twice more (through Frank Lampard's penalty and Eden Hazard's 73rd-minute strike) before John Terry, returning from injury, gave away a penalty in the 90th minute.
Up stepped Walters, who, of course, missed it by blasting the ball high and off the crossbar. The match finished 4-0, and Walters was arguably the most influential player on the pitch.
Suddenly, Walters had earned the nickname LOLters, and Stoke manager Tony Pulis was drafted into supporting his beleaguered player.
"Jon's fine," said Pulis via TeamTalk. "We look after people at the football club. It wasn't our day today, it was Chelsea's day."
Maybe so. Maybe it was Chelsea's day, but few will forget the impressive feats Walters accomplished on the same day.
Both own goals appear in the clip above as our Set Piece Video of the Day for this Sunday. Enjoy, and then answer us this:
Was that the worst day you've seen a footballer endure? Or has there been something worse?
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