Hopeless Rom-antic – Paddy Power pay out on Lukaku as Man of the Match

It wasn’t the best day for the big Belgian to say the least...


After his hapless display in the Manchester derby – comprising two assists for the wrong team plus at least one missed sitter – Romelu Lukaku has been given the Man of the Match award.

Albeit not by the match sponsor, television broadcaster, press box or anyone with functioning eyeballs – instead it’s us behind the award.

We has mischievously paid out on all bets backing the out of sorts Belgian to star in today’s top of the table clash, in recognition for their ridiculous optimism.

Asked about handing Lukaku the award spokesman Paddy Power said: “It was a tight game, which could’ve gone either way – so the Man of the Match award should go to the player who proved most decisive.

“By laying on two killer passes for Man City going forward, and clearing United’s best opening into Ederson’s face, Lukaku was the deciding factor for Pep Guardiola’s men.”


17/2       Premier League top scorer
10/1       To be sold in January
25/1       To win PFA Player of the Year

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