England's captain has won the Premiership six times with Manchester United..
England's captain has won the Premiership six times with Manchester United and he now sits on top of La Liga after scoring a terrific goal for Real Madrid
LION OF THE WEEKEND - DAVID BECKHAM
'Another cracking goal' - Alan Brazil, TalkSPORT
'He did a Jonny Wilkinson' - The Sun
'His effort roused the crowd' - The Guardian
After all the comparisons with his World Cup rugby hero and close friend Jonny Wikinson, perhaps it was inevitable David Beckham would remind everyone on Sunday of his own talents.
With Real Madrid suffering a rare 4-1 defeat last time out, the home fans were getting agitated with The Galacticos being held by unfashionable Albacete.
It was left to Becks to turn things round – and he delivered brilliantly.
In the 38th minute, he sent a 25-yard rocket dipping into the top corner and send Real on the way to a 2-1 win.
It was the England skipper's fourth goal of the season and took Madrid top, and he must now be confident of adding a Spanish title to the six he won in England with Manchester United.
There was just one disappointment for Beckham - his goal celebration.
"I should have crouched down and clenched my fist like Jonny Wilkinson," he said.
"I thought about doing it for one of my free-kicks."
Beckham went close with a free-kick and he has won over the Real fans faster than they appreciated Zidane and Ronaldo.
However, on this weekend even he had to play second fiddle to Wilkinson and the triumphant rugby team.
"One of my friends was in the stadium and held his phone up so I could hear the atmosphere," revealed Beckham.
"Every one of the players has been amazing."
TheFA.com will announce its Lion of the Weekend every Monday. A Lion of the Season award will be announced in May based on the number of weekly nominations
LION OF THE WEEKEND - WEEKLY AWARDS
James Beattie 2
David Beckham 2
Wayne Rooney 2
Paul Scholes 2
Shola Ameobi 1
Jermain Defoe 1
Steve Gerrard 1
Emile Heskey 1
Glen Johnson 1
Frank Lampard 1
Michael Owen 1
John Terry 1
By Joe Bernstein