Commentator Clive Tyldesley cooks up a storm to raise a smile in testing times

By PA Sport Staff
PA Media: Viral

Commentator Clive Tyldesley has found a novel way to stay “match fit and ready” during the coronavirus outbreak in the only way he knows – by providing live coverage of his wife making lasagne.

With no top-level football matches to report on at the weekend, the 65-year-old swapped the gantry for the kitchen in a light-hearted video on social media.

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“It is very important at this difficult time to stay in the rhythm of commentary, so welcome to our kitchen and live coverage of our supper preparation,” he begins.

In a bid to raise spirits as Britain battles the spread of the virus, Tyldesley then announces each ingredient in “tonight’s fixture” like he would a player during a match.

“Oil, mince, basil, pepper, salt, garlic, TOMATO PUREE, stock, vegetables” go into the pan before a VAR check for potential stockpiling of onions by his wife.

After “check complete”, he takes the finished dish out of the oven and announces: “And there it is, oh result!

“Try and keep smiles on your faces. We have got some elderly neighbours we have checked on today, do the same. Stay safe.”

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