The full-back had to fill in during the Welsh derby after Vorm’s red card.
There was one of those special treats in the south Wales derby between Cardiff City and Swansea City that neutral fans love, as right-back Angel Rangel was forced to play in goal.
As the Swans chased the game goalkeeper Michel Vorm ran out of the area to challenge Cardiff striker Fraizer Campbell, but misjudged the tackle.
As the last man the referee had no choice but to give the Netherlands international a straight red card, meaning Swansea had to find a replacement.
However, unfortunately for the visitors manager Michael Laudrup had already made all three substitutions so Rangel stepped up to take the gloves.
The defender was called upon to tip a Peter Whittingham free-kick over the bar and Twitter clearly enjoyed the cameo.
Angel Rangel got more time in goal than Joe Hart this weekend #fact
— Ryan Wilkinson (@ryanwilkinson96) November 3, 2013
Thought Angel Rangel was better than Michel Vorm #SwanseasNumberOne
— Darren John Rood (@darccfc) November 3, 2013
— Adam Brown (@DRFCbrowny) November 3, 2013
Angel Rangel is a made up name, right?
— Mark Butcher (@_Schmutzli) November 3, 2013
So will @arangelz get a clean sheet bonus?
— Alex Turnbull (@alTurnbull93) November 3, 2013
It was a difficult day for Rangel in fact, after comments from the 31-year-old that the Blue Birds overpaid for midfielder Gary Medel – who is the club’s record signing at £11m.
“I think they [Cardiff] paid too much money for him [Medel] because he’s a holding midfielder, he’s not a goal-scorer,” the full-back was quoted by BBC Sport.
“He’s a hard-working player, he’s a holding midfielder. He’s aggressive, we know that, and he likes the contact with other players.”
Medel went on to inevitably have a dominant game against Swansea, whilst Rangel struggled to contain Craig Bellamy.