LIVERPOOL’S 3-2 victory against QPR only happened in striker Raheem Sterling’s sleeping mind, the FA has confirmed.
The Liverpool player was found curled up in a corner of his team’s net shortly after kick-off, snoring gently like a little dormouse.
Manager Brendan Rodgers said: “With these afternoon kick-offs, Raheem’s so excited all day that when the game starts he’s exhausted.
“He’d made himself a little nest from the netting and some thrown toilet roll, and nobody wanted to wake him to change ends so we called it a draw.”
The 18,000 spectators elected to remain in the stadium after play was abandoned, oooohing and aaahing as adorable expressions crossed Sterling’s face.
Liverpudlian Tom Logan said: “Look, he’s kicking his little legs and smiling. He must be dreaming that he’s created two winning goals in an extra-time thriller.”