Danny Welbeck doesn’t score often, but when he does, he has an unfortunate habit of falling over.

If we’re being honest, Welbeck isn’t the most graceful of players around.

The forward is a physical specimen and possesses plenty of speed and power, but doesn’t have the best balance around.

He’s gained a reputation for being especially clumsy in front of goal, seldom able to get a shot away with losing his balance.

Even when he scores, he falls over. His two goals against Bournemouth yesterday both saw him hit the deck.


His other goal this season was a straightforward tap-in against Leicester, and even then he managed to stack it over the goalkeeper.


This has left fans wondering when was the last time Welbeck scored a goal for the club without falling over?

Surprisingly enough, you don’t have to go back that far to find it.

His headed effort in the 2-0 win over Manchester United last May saw him rise to meet the ball and landed safely on two feet.


Before that, you have to go back to Arsenal’s 5-0 win over Southampton in the FA Cup last January to find another goal he scored without falling over.

A Welbeck goal may be a rare thing, and sometimes, his clumsiness can be as endearing as it is frustrating.

But would we have him any other way? Well…

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