Martin Tyler’s quip after Arsenal goal has fans saying he ‘deserves knighthood’

Football fans have claimed Martin Tyler "deserves a knighthood" following a sublime piece of commentary for Arsenal's second goal.

Getting their title bid back on track in midweek, the Gunners closed the gap to Manchester City to just a single point with a hard-fought victory over Champions League hopefuls Newcastle United, Martin Odegaard opening the scoring courtesy of a sumptuous strike outside the area to silence the rowdy St. James' faithful.

It was a spirited performance from the hosts who battled valiantly for a route back into the contest but Gabriel Martinelli's cross proved too hot to handle for Fabian Schar, who could only prod the ball into the net to double Arsenal's advantage.

READ MORE: Three things Mikel Arteta got right as Arsenal keep their title hopes alive with 2-0 win over Newcastle

And the unfortunate own goal may have prompted the best piece of commentary of the season, Sky Sports commentator Tyler stating that Schar may wish he "could turn back time" on the incident, a reference to the 1980s Cher hit to which the Swiss defender shares a similar surname.

The incredible oration sparked a wave of comments on social media as supporters marvelled at Tyler's clever quip. "Martin Tyler just made me laugh with that Schar turn back time jokes.. I feel dirty," harked one fan.

HAVE YOUR SAY! Is Martin Tyler still the GOAT Premier League commentator? Let us know in the comments section.

"'Schar (Cher) wishing he could turn back time', lovely stuff from Martin Tyler," joked a second. "'Schar wishes he could turn back time'. Martin Tyler deserves a knighthood just for that gag," commended a third.

"Ashamed to say that I laughed way too much than I should when Martin Tyler said Schar wishes he could turn back time," applauded a fourth. While a fifth praised: "Martin Tyler with the moment of the match imo. I bet Schar wishes he “could turn back time” Chefs kiss."

Arsenal are next in action at home to Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday (May 14th) when they will once again fill Sky Sports' prime-time billing. Martin Tyler is expected to be behind the mic once again.


  • Fans say Vincent Kompany rejected 'small club' Tottenham as he signs new Burnley deal

  • Ex-Premier League star was accused of kidnapping a penguin and got call from police

  • Ex-Man Utd star 'loved s***housery' and was a total nightmare for penalty kicks

  • West Ham fans convinced they've spotted hidden club symbol in ancient Coronation throne

  • Hidden clause in Sir Jim Ratcliffe's £5bn bid could get Glazers out of Man Utd after all

Source: Read Full Article