What Essien really saw

When Frank Lampard notched Chelsea’s second goal from a free kick against the Hull Tigers, Twitter was flooded with a picture of Michael Essien’s supposed reaction.

Essien

However, we can exclusively reveal that Essien wasn’t even looking at the pitch at the time, and who can blame him?

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Neil Sherwin
Neil Sherwin

Co-editor of BackPageFootball.com. Writes mostly on Premier League and A-League with contributions to other sites including TheFootballSack, InBedWithMaradona and Bloomberg's BSports. Has featured on The Guardian's Football Weekly.

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