No, that honour fell to Gary Taylor-Fletcher, who captured the imagination of the watching world following his arrival as a 73rd-minute substitute.
Why, Overreaction Theatre hears you ask? Well, let's just say he offers hope to all of you out there who haven't given up on a professional career just yet.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher is a Premier League footballer. There's hope for us all yet. pic.twitter.com/XB8aQ3Sgla
— Sunday League Footy (@SundayChants) August 23, 2014
Leicester bring on Taylor Fletcher in case they need a free kick wall...
— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) August 23, 2014
Taylor-Fletcher just got winded thinking about making a run.
— Andy Glockner (@AndyGlockner) August 23, 2014
So impressive was Taylor-Fletcher's performance, his name was even trending in the USA. At least we assume it was due to his performance.
— Trendinalia USA (@trendinaliaUS) August 23, 2014
Overreaction Theatre feels for poor Gary, and would like to counter unfair jibes about his weight by just highlighting this:
At least Taylor-Fletcher was playing. Fernando Torres didn't even make Chelsea's squad and as a result he was one of the biggest talking points too.
When you realise Torres isn't in the squad... pic.twitter.com/9lOLmrgzdL
— Ben (@StellaCourtois) August 23, 2014
"Two goals in two games? Now he's just showing off." -- Fernando Torres. — Brooks Peck (@BrooksDT) August 23, 2014
Costa has now outscored Fernando Torres in his first (half) season for Chelsea.
— Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) August 23, 2014
Elsewhere, there was consternation at Crystal Palace - and no shortage of friendly banter either - as some unlikely goalscorers found their way onto the scoresheet.
Chamakh, Downing, Carlton Cole scored. pic.twitter.com/lMBwb8vLoo
— Baelotelli (@beingXabi) August 23, 2014
Marouane Chamakh and Stewart Downing have both scored great goals in the same game. http://t.co/7S90eqZyOX
— Football Vines (@FootballVines) August 23, 2014
And with a Match of the Day favourite returning for the programme's 50th birthday this weekend, one suggested his very presence was responsible for the historic turn of events.
The sheer presence of Barry Davies has resulted in a goal for Stewart bloody Downing. — Football Clichés (@FootballCliches) August 23, 2014
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