He waltzed around the winger
Struck the striker dumb with skill
Reminiscent of a Pele
Or a Zico from Brazil

He mesmerised the midfield
Fooled the fullback, made him frown
The referee was whistling
Like a steam train leaving town

The centre-half he side-stepped
Left him lunging at fresh air
Then he swept right past the sweeper
Just as if he wasn’t there

He cruised around the ’keeper
Showing consummate control
The crowd was cheering wildly
When the linesman scored a goal

From “A Pun – My Word!”