Eduardo scores brace on return

Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva described his return to club football in which he scored two goals against Cardiff City in the FA Cup as “the best day of my life.”

Written by Associated Press | London | Published: February 18, 2009 11:40:18 pm

Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva described his return to club football in which he scored two goals against Cardiff City in the FA Cup as “the best day of my life.”

Eduardo made his comeback Monday night,nearly a year after his leg was broken in a tackle. He scored the first goal in Arsenal’s 4-0 win over Cardiff in a fourth-round replay and later converted a penalty after drawing a foul in the area.

“I couldn’t imagine that I would play like that,” Eduardo said. “For one year,I worked hard. (It was) the best day of my life. Now I know I can play again like before.”

He scored in the 20th minute with a header after fellow forward Carlos Vela’s cross from the left found him in front of goal. Eduardo fell to his knees in celebration and he kissed Vela on the forehead while his other teammates surrounded him.

The Brazilian-born forward,who moved to Croatia when he was 15,also kissed his wedding ring,saying the goal was “for my family,for my wife,my daughter.”

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