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Sky blunder as cameras miss Fernando Torres goal

Sky blunder as TV cameras miss Torres scoring for Chelsea against Shakhtar

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UPDATED:

08:32 GMT, 8 November 2012

Torres score and Sky miss it

A slap on the wrist for the Sky Sports production team at Chelsea v Shakhtar Donetsk as they gambled on showing a re-run of Fernando Torres's missed fifth-minute chance as play was re-starting.

While viewers were treated to the replay, Yaroslav Rakitskiy's backpass was being charged down by the Spain international for the evening's opening goal.

All the TV subscribers saw upon returning to the live action was the ball nestling in Andriy Pyatov's net.

Breakthrough: Sky missed Fernando Torres giving Chelsea the lead against Shakhtar Donetsk

Breakthrough: Sky missed Fernando Torres giving Chelsea the lead against Shakhtar Donetsk

Oscar's a winner in Europe

Oscar certainly knows how to get himself noticed. All of his four strikes for Chelsea have come in the Champions League.

The Brazilian was on target twice in the 2-2 draw against Juventus and grabbed one in the away defeat by Shakhtar before scoring against the same opposition last night.

He is only one goal behind the competition's leading scorer, Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, in joint second place with Schalke's Klass-Jan Huntelaar.

Far out, man: Brazilian Oscar fires home his 45-yard wonder goal in Chelsea's win over Shakhtar

Far out, man: Brazilian Oscar fires home his 45-yard wonder goal in Chelsea's win over Shakhtar

Wallace secures his freedom

Chelsea are expected to announce the arrival of Wallace from Fluminense next week after pushing through a 5m deal.

The Blues have held 40 per cent of the 18-year-old's economic rights since Deco's free transfer to the Brazilian club in 2010.

Fluminense coach Abel Braga said: 'The kid has an extraordinary future.'

Di Matteo excels in holding role

Roberto Di Matteo has an enviable record since taking over from Andre Villas-Boas but at one stage on Wednesday night he looked at risk of being manager of the first holders to go out in the group stage.

Chelsea's defeat in Ukraine certainly raised eyebrows, but the visitors were never going to be a soft touch.

They arrived at Stamford Bridge boasting a 37-match unbeaten run, stretching back a year in all competitions.

Nervy night: Roberto Di Matteo had to wait until injury-time for Chelsea's winner at Stamford Bridge

Nervy night: Roberto Di Matteo had to wait until injury-time for Chelsea's winner at Stamford Bridge

Norwich players have to drive old car if worst trainer

Norwich team spirit driven by fear of having to step into clapped-out car

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UPDATED:

10:23 GMT, 21 April 2012

Norwich winger Elliott Bennett has revealed the secret behind Norwich's success this season – a clapped-out Porsche 924.

The Canaries have far exceeded expectations by nestling into mid-table in their first Premier League season in six years, and much of the credit has to go to manager Paul Lambert, who has clearly created a positive atmosphere behind the scenes at Carrow Road.

All together now: Norwich celebrate Bennett's strike against Spurs on Easter Monday

All together now: Norwich celebrate Bennett's strike against Spurs on Easter Monday

Bennett told The Sun of some of the club's morale-boosting forfeits, which include players having to drive into training in an old banger.

The summer signing from Brighton, who scored the winner against Spurs on Easter Monday, said: 'Every Friday we have a young v old match.

'If, say, the young lads win, they get to choose a player from the old lads who has been the worst trainer.

'Everyone votes and you then have to wear a 'donkey of the week' shirt and drive the banged-up car. We all clubbed together and paid 50 each as it cost 1000.

Working wonders: Lambert has done a fine job at Carrow Road

Working wonders: Lambert has done a fine job at Carrow Road

'It does not start all the time and
there have been a few problems. I have not driven it yet – thankfully –
but there are still a few weeks to go.

'Steve Morison gets voted a lot but much of the time, very unfairly. It seems to be the strikers more than the defenders who get voted.

'The players drive it to training. I am not sure if you would get it to the city centre.'

The white 1980s Porsche 924 looks likely to fail its next MOT, so Lambert's squad have decided to auction it off for charity.

Debut season: Bennett had never played higher than League One before this campaign

Debut season: Bennett had never played higher than League One before this campaign

The car has certainly served its purpose
though. Bennett added: 'The team spirit is massive. A lot has been said
about it this season and I’d say it was justified.

'No-one has been talked about individually.

'We have a good bit of fun on a Friday and the match is played at a good tempo.

'No one wants that yellow jersey and to have the drive the car.

'Although I wouldn’t call it a car to be honest. It is just something on wheels.'