This is better than any Superbowl entertainment, for it’s real, it happened only a few hours ago, and it’s already over the internet. (Thanks to Matthew Cobb for spotting it.)
Liverpool versus Spurs at Anfield, game began at 8 pm UK time.
11 mins: There’s a cat on the pitch. It’s currently settled in Tottenham’s penalty area. Not a fox in the box, but not too far off. “After the Manchester United game Carroll said that Kuyt had shouted at him to knock the ball down for him to run on to it. Which he did. To great success,” writes Phil Sawyer. “And then carried on doing during the Wolves match. Had it not occured to Dalglish to mention this tactic in the previous 12 months, or have Carroll’s travails at Liverpool been because he’s really really hard of hearing?”
13 mins: The cat has now been removed, quite gently, by a burly steward. Carroll celebrates this with a couple of tasty touches.
As Matthew reports, “Turned out to be the most interesting part of the game, which finished 0-0 and seems to have been rather dull.”
And here it is, already on YouTube:
From Dirty Tackle:
What is it with unusual pitch invaders on Merseyside lately? Last week, a protestor cuffed himself to the posts at Goodison Park to register his disgust with a budget airlines, and tonight a cat found its way onto the pitch during Tottenham’s bout with Liverpool at Anfield.
Brad Friedel was visibly freaked out by the impromptu appearance of the misplaced moggy — perhaps he thought Harry Redknapp had sent one of his pets in his absence from the match — and Liverpool fans responded with the inventive chant “a cat, a cat, a cat, a cat, cat.” Spurs fans rebutted by directing a chorus of “You’re Spurs and you know you are,” at the feline intruder.
Naturally, the cat already has its own Twitter account, @Anfieldcat: