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Duck-Breaker: Darius Vassell Scores for Ankaragucu v. Manisaspor

27 Apr 1999:  Darius Vassell of England on the ball in the U21 International Friendly against Hungary in Budapest, Hungary. The game ended 2-2. \ Mandatory Credit: Ross Kinnaird /Allsport
Ronaldo Assis de Moreira Analyst IIAugust 17, 2009

Two games, and already Englishman Darius Vassell has scored as many goals this season as he did all last year at Manchester City.

29-year-old Vassell made the surprise move to Turkish minnows Ankaragucu during the summer and already the move has borne fruit as the former England international struck an injury time goal to earn his new outfit a 1-1 draw with Manisaspor on Saturday.

Darius Vassell’s first goal in Turkish football can be seen here.


Earlier in the week Vassell was interviewed by local TV about joining Ankaragucu, with the interviewer forced to stop after every pause to translate the English into Turkish. Comically, poor Vassell was forced to pretend to look at things in the distance as the reporter took centre-stage.

Darius Vassell’s interview with Turkish TV can be seen here.

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