By Chris Wright
Cesc Fabregas demonstrates his excellent first touch
Sunderland defender Anton Ferdinand has admitted that he is ’embarrassed’ about the goal his side conceded to Arsenal on Saturday, branding Cesc Fabregas‘ fortuitous strike a ‘freak goal’.
With the game goalless, Ferdinand struck a defensive clearance against the on-rushing Fabregas resulting in the ball looping backwards over the head of Sunderland ‘keeper Simon Mignolet and into the net from 30+ yards out.
“It was one of those moments when you want the ground to swallow you up, it was that embarrassing,” said Ferdinand.
“If I got shut down like that five times this season, it wouldn’t happen again. I was devastated, not just for myself but for the fans and the lads. I should have got on the ball quicker. It was a freak goal. I had to make sure it didn’t affect my game.”