Stand Aside 'Wyn The Leap'!

Last updated : 21 August 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
But Obafemi Martins astonished Kevin Keegan with the leap he made for his first goal of the season at Manchester United ... and perhaps it is time for a new superstar.

Keegan: "Oba on his own up front is a handful for anybody, with his pace.

"His leap for the goal at Old Trafford was nothing short of outstanding.

"The opposition have got to put big guys on him - because if they put someone of a similar size, he will beat them.

"I have never seen anybody leap like him."

Martins marked his goal with a trademark succession of somersaults which would not have looked out of place in the Olympic gymnastics arena in Beijing.

Sir Bobby Robson tried to stop Lomana Lua Lua performing somersaults when the striker twisted an ankle after one celebration, but Keegan will be happy to see Martins going head over heels every week.

Keegan: "As far as Oba and his somersaults are concerned, I would love to see more of them - and I would like to see 'Spiderman' putting his mask on every week."

1966/71 R.W.Davies 216/0 53
A legend on Tyneside. Caused Newcastle loads of problems when he played for Bolton and manager Joe Harvey finally got his man in October 1966 when he paid £80,000. Had a great understanding with Pop Robson. Fairs Cup winner, who went on to play for Man City and Man Utd amongst others. 34 Welsh caps. Born in Caernarton.