Norwich City's John Ruddy and Stoke City's Asmir Begović were hoping to sow the seeds of victory against a new opponent described as fast, loose and as frantic as any of the top Barclays Premier League players! Who? The Peashooter from Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare.
Taking on the Peashooter in the Plants vs. GOALIES Pea-nalty shootouts, both ‘keepers were hoping to get the upper hand ahead of their sides meeting at Carrow Road next Saturday, 8th March.
Turning the tables on the traditional penalty shootout, Ruddy and Begović had to successfully save the ball and protect their zombie from being hit by the Peashooter's attempts on goal.
With Ruddy on England duty for next week's friendly against Denmark, the Peashooter got the Norwich stopper nicely warmed up ahead of training with Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge at St. George’s Park, while Bosnia Herzegovina's Begović will surely feel a little less intimidated after the pressure of taking on the run-and-gun mentality of the Peashooter when he faces the threat of Argentina's Sergio Agüero, Gonzalo Higuaín and Lionel Messi at the Rio de Janeiro’s Estádio do Maracanã in June.
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