Nicolas Anelka steals the Golden Boot award from Cristiano Ronaldo
When Ronaldo scored from a free-kick against Manchester City, he was on top of the goal scoring chart with 18 goals, 1 above Nicolas Anelkaâ€™s tally.
Ronaldo failed to score against Arsenal in his last Premiership game of the season, while he didnâ€™t featured at all against Hull City in Manchester Unitedâ€™s final fixture of the year.
On the other side, Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s nearest challenger Nicolas Anelka took his chances. The French man scored a goal in each of Chelseaâ€™s last three games to finally win the Golden Boot award with 19 goals to his credits.
Ronaldo officially finished the season with 18 goals but in reality, the World Player of the Year should have be crowned with the Golden Boot award for the second consecutive time.
Ronaldo scored two clear goals against Chelsea in the middle of the season â€“ which should have counted; instead, the referee disallowed them. Some weeks earlier, Ronaldo fired in an incredible shot against Tottenham â€“ in game that ended goalless; once again, the referee removed the goal for a handball offense but replays clearly proved that Ronaldo had not touched the ball with any of his arms.
So three goals disallowed there for Ronaldo in the English Premier League; the Portuguese Star wingerâ€™s tally this season should have been 21 goals instead of 18 goals â€“ which beats Nicolas Anelkaâ€™s record of 19 goals.
If Ronaldo indeed remains in the Premiership next season, he might fight for the prize again.
Written by: Angela Asante
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