It was raining goals today

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 On the weekend of grave
Solemnity for those we
Loved and always will
The heavens opened today
In the Premier League firmament
It was raining goals
A monsoon of memories
At the Bridge today
We crossed to the land
Of plenitude
Yet another treasure trove
Eight of the best
Chelsea and Manchester City
Defy the laws of gravity
A 4-4 draw
Now that couldn’t have
Happened but did
Sterling’s valuation
Priceless and timeless
Still capable of twisting
Knots in dumbfounded defences
Going this way and then the
Other, scoring
A stick of dynamite
Ferocious firebomb
Twinkling feet amid
The Blues galaxy of stars
Then Silva ageless
Jackson yet another
Cole Palmer, once of City
A fulmination of lethal
While City were sharing
In the fun and frivolity
Of it all
Haaland double top, Akanji
Always alert to the scent
Of a goal, Rodri adding
Brazilian decorations
At the London Stadium
Your claret and blue
Troops test yet more
Blood pressures
Gripping onto the edge
Of seats
In paroxysms of panic
When Forest led briefly
But then cured by the antidote
Of Bowen again on the mark
Lucas Paqueta opens
Body before firing in first
Bullets from the holster
And then Czech mate
Soucek knocks over king
Before taking the crown
The ultimate winner
Finally a win for
The East Enders soap
Opera, perhaps
A vibrant vaudeville
Of a five goal thriller
Liverpool back to their
Sunday best
A hat-trick of Anfield
Goals, goals, goals
Tricksters and stylists
Fashioned to perfection
Bees of Brentford
Denied their honeyed
Prompts and probes
Where once there were
Goals in recent weeks
Seagulls descend on the
South Coast again
But this time hit a rock
Brighton held by
Steel shutters
Sheffield United
Tighter and brighter
Perking up but
Not yet out of the
Relegation woods
A point on the promenades
How invigorating to be
Among the Amex faithful
It’s the briny air of course
And finally Villa
Studio lights on
Fashionable decor
Furniture as elegant
As Unai Emery’s smart
A team in full sail
Gliding through the
Turbulent oceans
Of Premier League
Bite, bitterness,
Triumph and tenacity
VAR’s hotly contested
This was a fruit salad
Football’s sweetest trifle
A wanton weekend
Of Premier League goals


Here’s my Premier League of today’s matches.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/it-was-raining-goals-today/