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Video: Fernando Torres’ stunning header vs. Aston Villa

Dec 23, 2012, 11:38 AM EDT

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Now this is what Chelsea striker Fernando Torres can do when he gets it right.

Just two minutes into Chelsea’s contest today against Aston Villa, Torres snapped home one of the best headers you’ll see this month.

The marking was certainly nothing special, as the Spanish international was unchallenged as he met a cross from right back Cesar Azpilicueta. Still, the distance measured, the power and the pinpoint precision as he wooshed the ball past American goalkeeper Brad Guzan made this one something special.

By the way, this little peach of a stat is courtesy of the BBC: Torres has 59 goals in 84 Premier League matches under manager Rafa Benitez. He has just 20 goals in 81 Premier League contests under five other managers.

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  1. joeyt360 - Dec 23, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    You know, Jimmy Conrad is right. That goal, if it gets scored in MLS, is totally pooh-poohed as just lousy D and nothing more. Torres is wide open here, and it’s not like he had to make a particularly complex run (in fact, he noticed he was unmarked, and deliberately didn’t make a run so as not to attract notice).

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