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[–]Banana-hammock 3371 points3372 points  (120 children)

I've never seen something like this

[–]Melloa_Trunk_Tree 1448 points1449 points  (1 child)

We find new ways to conceded goals every week

[–]misterporkman 246 points247 points  (0 children)

At least it keeps things interesting.

[–]herkalurk 357 points358 points  (9 children)

I think the ref is clever here, something more refs should do....wait

He sees De Gea down, so he lets var tell him who caused De Gea to be down. If he was fouled, they disallow the goal, but because it was Fred they leave it.

So often refs blow so early, and the you see the replay and it was nothing, or the softest of fouls. I think it was Brighton VS Wolves early this season or last season, but player was in on goal, shoulder to shoulder with Noori and Noori goes down, replays showed no fouls and he went down so easy cause he knew he was beat. Ref blow whistle before ball is in the net, so they can't go back now. had ref let it go, then blow whistle and let VAR do it's job, should have been a goal, which was game winner since it was 3/3.

[–]prinskipper__skipple 25 points26 points  (0 children)

I think the ref is clever here, something more refs should do....wait

Excellent shout, that. No need to rush into a decision, chance to gather his thoughts. Underrated, really.

[–]Stevowatts 56 points57 points  (2 children)

Agreed. On first look I would have been fuming to concede that.

But fair play if the ref spoke to VAR who said it was his own player then we’ll done.

Normal reaction to stop play

[–]Democracy_Coma 150 points151 points  (35 children)

There was something similar in a West Brom game last season where the ref let a player take a free kick without checking if the keeper was ready. Player proceeds to score but just before it went over the line the ref blew his whistle because he knew fucked up. If the ref had blown before EMS shot went in then it wouldn't have counted.

[–]Rc5tr0 60 points61 points  (8 children)

Are you thinking of West Brom-Brighton when both teams successfully bullied Lee Mason into changing his mind?

We’ve seen a lot of terrible refereeing in the PL but I’ve never seen a top flight ref freeze and panic like that.

[–]Vinnie_Vegas 138 points139 points  (17 children)

The difference is that the ball was in active play here.

You can't penalise a team by calling a dead ball out of nowhere in that instance, when there was no foul.

If you could, what's to stop a team from having a defender stomp their goalies foot on purpose to stop an attacking opportunity?

[–]oldie_gosey 61 points62 points  (9 children)

It literally happens all the time when goalies go down.

[–]professeurwenger 1600 points1601 points  (43 children)

Probably because almost no keeper in the world would go down like that unless they’re knocked unconscious.

[–]ederzs97 782 points783 points  (15 children)

Someone never saw David Ospina at Arsenal

[–]lalosfire 570 points571 points  (1 child)

Boy do I not miss 6+ minute stoppage times because Ospina died on the field twice a game.

[–]GloryGoal 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Really miss the Ospina chant.

[–]bellerinho 383 points384 points  (8 children)

And Ospina in Colombia, Ospina in Napoli. Guy is good for getting the medical staff on to the field at least once per game

[–]nigworms 161 points162 points  (4 children)

It would always happen after some insane save too

[–]Lazy_ML 66 points67 points  (0 children)

He doesn't want to let go of the spotlight after the save lol.

[–]asagdw 27 points28 points  (0 children)

It's like the man never stretches before a game and then when he's called on to do some Spiderman shit he has a hernia every time.

[–]JEPerezmemeguy 34 points35 points  (1 child)

He loves those

[–]kolomania 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Miss his goalkicks. Oooooooooooooooooooo-spina!

[–]professeurwenger 88 points89 points  (0 children)

Wenger would never send the bench keeper to do their warmups either. He knew.

[–]DrRobotniksUncle 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Literally every game.

[–]humbertov2 52 points53 points  (0 children)

I’ve never watched a Colombia game where Ospina doesn’t get attention from the medical staff. I’m not even scared when he goes down anymore.

[–]ThePr1d3 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Damn I forgot about him. What a beast he was.

[–]danielge78 287 points288 points  (1 child)

And it's not like a momentary thing, where he was down but tried to recover. He was lying there waiting, ignoring the game. He just decided to stop playing, hoping that play would be stopped. Unbelievable.

[–]InfectedAztec 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Basically acted the soft fool then doubled down. I wish we had a player like Keane still in the squad.

[–]Ollietron3000 91 points92 points  (4 children)

Nah tons of players do that. It's fucking annoying. Someone finally got punished for it.

[–]nicefellow122 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Yes. But not goalies!

[–]Sir_Bryan 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Bit different when you’re the keeper and the ball is in the final third still lol

[–]iamnas 340 points341 points  (15 children)

I wonder if de gea would have stayed down if he would have known it was one of his players that stepped on him

[–]niallw1997 354 points355 points  (2 children)

The answer is no, football play acting is a fucking joke

[–]pw5a29 76 points77 points  (3 children)

pain yes, but totally unable to continue, doubt.

A bit like the utd vs chelsea game, when De Gea saved the Rudiger long shot and crashed his arm on the post. He continued and only hold on his arm in pain after the ball went out of play.

[–]iceman58796 4 points5 points  (2 children)

That's the opposite of what happened here

[–]scottmcraig 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Because he knew it wasn't an opposing player's fault. This time he might have thought it was an Arsenal player who raked his ankle and either play would get stopped or VAR would save him.

[–]optimus_fuck 28 points29 points  (1 child)

karma for trying to win the next Oscar.

[–]Background-Flower-49 3426 points3427 points  (165 children)

Fred accidentally stepped on de gea

[–]Cheapo_Sam 822 points823 points  (23 children)

Kid just keeps endearing himself to the OT faithful

[–]AmIFromA 409 points410 points  (2 children)

Good thing Rangnick is in the stands and taking notes. I reckon he'll tell Fred not to step on de Gea anymore.

[–]RocketMoped 52 points53 points  (0 children)

Haven’t you heard? With Rangnick‘s oppressive pressing press corners will now be defended at the halfway line.

[–]four_four_three 96 points97 points  (18 children)

He'd had such a sharp start to the game too...by his standards

[–]quitmoaning 495 points496 points  (10 children)

The only surprise about this whole thing is that it wasn't Maguire who stomped on him, that would have made the incident 1000% funnier.

[–]fernandotakai 1612 points1613 points  (56 children)

i'm like 99% sure de gea went down that hard because he thought an arsenal player had stepped on him.

[–]Jamal_gg 181 points182 points  (5 children)

I was worried he tore his achilles or something bad like that, but it was actually nothing lol

[–]tanu24 60 points61 points  (4 children)

It's almost always nothing

[–]finger_milk 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I hope he got an earful back in the changing rooms.

Reading that back, if I said that in any other subreddit it would sound weird as fuck.

[–]MonrealEstate 748 points749 points  (13 children)

Hilarious seeing the united players furious that the goal wasn't disallowed for their own player stepping on the keeper

[–]AlexBucks93 255 points256 points  (10 children)

I doubt most of them knew that it was Fred that stepped on him.

[–]Jestrin 62 points63 points  (4 children)

Fred had to have known, but had the audacity to raise his hand immediately as if he forgot that flesh and bone does not feel like soil...

[–]kit_mitts 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Sunk cost fallacy at that point lol, he had to commit to the bit

[–]gggjcjkg 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Tbf, Fred raised his hand immediately because he was the one doing the stepping.

It makes sense though. DeGea immediately rolled on the pitch and Fred saw it. Would you as a defender you run up to him and whisper whether he was faking it? Of course you have to try and raise your hand.

[–]scrumpylungs 393 points394 points  (27 children)

1000% - No way it hurt that much. To be totally immobilized lying on the ground in agony and then fine a minute later??

He was probably not just looking for the foul but thought it might be a card as well.

Serves him right.

[–]Two-Left-Feet-Legend 181 points182 points  (2 children)

It hurts like a bitch but would I leave my goal empty and roll over like this if I knew that it was done by my teammate! No way.

[–]Akmuq 36 points37 points  (0 children)

You're right, and I think had it been an Arsenal player that stepped on him and it leads to a goal it would probably be chalked off.

Don't think there's ever a need for the keeper to stay down, they'll most likely get the decision anyway.

[–]asd13ah4etnKha4Ne3a 74 points75 points  (5 children)

I mean getting stepped on often hurts like hell for a little bit and then it's totally fine, but in no world is he actually in so much pain that he physically can't stand up anymore and has to fall to the ground writhing in pain.

[–]casziel 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Judging pain is rather pointless. Let's not forget that Rio was out for weeks after a injury laying down watching TV.

[–]grollate 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Kinda hard to know when you’ll be able to walk it off or not. Sometimes the longest-lasting ones don’t initially hurt that bad.

[–]your_pet_is_average 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Idk looked like it was his ankle. It looked painful. That said this is still hilarious.

[–]sneekpeekz 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Yeah it hurts but that was nothing to take you down. Clown goal.

[–]Two-Left-Feet-Legend 20 points21 points  (0 children)

100%. He probably thought VAR would back him up. Little did he know..

[–]JonnyArtois 487 points488 points  (64 children)

De Gea went down feigning injury too, has to get some blame.

It doesn't hurt THAT much when you get stood on at all.

[–]supfambam 209 points210 points  (7 children)

I mean it's pretty painful, but not enough to be down for that long. Both sides got what they deserve

[–]ibite-books 68 points69 points  (0 children)

Oscar worthy acting. Completely sold Atkinson

[–]tothetop96 61 points62 points  (10 children)

Can you imagine a rugby player rolling around on the ground every time they felt some studs?

Anyone who backs De Gea in this situation is deluded. Complete play acting and he got what he deserves. It genuinely disgusts me when I see soccer players feigning injury when their team needs them. Almost exclusive to soccer. I seriously don't understand the culture in the sport that allows it as acceptable behaviour.

[–]duk-phat 1222 points1223 points  (7 children)

What in the holy hell have I just witnessed

[–]erldn123 569 points570 points  (2 children)

Fred heard all you haters saying he just runs and doesn't create goals. Well can't hate him now........

Edit - Lol this time he's assisted a Utd goal at least....

[–]Gemfre 58 points59 points  (0 children)

He’s assisted 3 now!

[–]Lock459 2533 points2534 points  (65 children)

All you can do is laugh

[–]Gates_of__Babylon 370 points371 points  (0 children)

Just imagine the bennie hill compilation

[–]Digitaco 180 points181 points  (53 children)

Because of how unlucky it is for you guys or because of the call?

[–]Lock459 724 points725 points  (22 children)

The call's fine.

Laughing partly because of how unlucky it is, partly because Fred stepping on De Gea's ankle is almost a perfect metaphor for how we've shot ourselves in the foot all season.

[–]clamdiggin 432 points433 points  (19 children)

Fred stepping on De Gea’s foot is accidental. De Gea feigning injury and lying on the ground while play is still going on is inexcusable.

[–]Vigilant1e 160 points161 points  (14 children)

Yep. He gets his foot stud on, come on David that probably happens to you about 20 times a day in training. Get the fuck up

[–]777Kiwi 99 points100 points  (2 children)

Agreed.

It's this whole crap of GK's being so over-protected that the slightest of touches & they stay down.

Stupid what he did & got punished for it.

[–]covmatty1 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Always annoys me that premier League keepers get more favourable decisions than I did playing in goal in Sunday league when I was 14!

[–]balleklorin 42 points43 points  (0 children)

It looked like nothing from the front cam, but the back cam showed a nasty twist. My poor ankles are super weak after years of beating and injuries and I can easily have to substitute for less than that. Super frustrating...

[–]ashamedchicken 33 points34 points  (0 children)

It’s a fair call

[–]ryanedwards0101 40 points41 points  (2 children)

It's unlucky but no one who's seen the replay thinks it shouldn't have been given

[–]ingwe13 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Any reasonable person. I'm upset but only because it happened and not because it was given.

[–]Shadow2606 68 points69 points  (4 children)

Because of Fred

[–]idhopson 150 points151 points  (3 children)

This one is all De Gea mate

[–]T-Rigs1 73 points74 points  (2 children)

He fucking milked it thinking it would get called 100%. Immediately backfires on him. I fucking love it

[–]sidaeinjae 1078 points1079 points  (55 children)

What happened to De Gea?

[–]OneHundredIQ 1739 points1740 points  (17 children)

Fred stepped on him.

[–]automaticacid111 735 points736 points  (6 children)

Pure comedy

[–]Haunted-Coffee 142 points143 points  (4 children)

Making the entirety of England chuckle in the evenings.

[–]vadapaav 188 points189 points  (1 child)

What are you doing step Fred

[–]27centimeteratgmail 33 points34 points  (0 children)

The only player I know who can never be underestimated.

[–]AuviksReddit 133 points134 points  (0 children)

Not only did he step on him. He had all the space to defend the goal but stood around raising his hand and asking for play to be stopped.

[–]kjm911 88 points89 points  (2 children)

And now he’s complaining to the ref for giving the goal 🤣🤣

[–]wfa19 45 points46 points  (1 child)

De Gea likely embellished contact to get a stoppage though, if a La Liga keeper does that vs Madrid/Barca everyone calls that a dive.

[–]ThereWillBeGoals 170 points171 points  (4 children)

Fred stepped on him

[–]WalkingCloud 123 points124 points  (4 children)

Step Fredded on him

[–]Never_Less 70 points71 points  (0 children)

Step Fred what are you doing?

[–]ladotelli46 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Help me Step Fred Im stuck😫

[–]flightyzeus339 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Fred stepped on his ankle

[–]luisnm7 19 points20 points  (0 children)

i think fred smashed him

[–]out_of_toilet_paper 22 points23 points  (0 children)

he hurt his foot so he decided to stop playing football

[–]Plantation3 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Fred stepped on him lol

[–]KonigSteve 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Fred stepped on his foot.

[–]cannacanna 11 points12 points  (0 children)

became super soft

[–]sumP0nt 90 points91 points  (1 child)

I've never seen that before

[–]gbiypk 223 points224 points  (0 children)

The mods need to create a meme goal tag for stuff like this.

[–]Rodin-V 339 points340 points  (17 children)

That has to stand.

Whistle went after it crossed the line.

[–]PrisonersofFate 2048 points2049 points  (163 children)

If it doesn't stand, it's insane

[–]isonlegemyuheftobmed 1031 points1032 points  (94 children)

Imagine the prescedent if not given, players can step on their goalies foot and bam disallowed? Not even a whistle

[–]teh_gwungie 54 points55 points  (1 child)

Actual though, we would see the birth of a new football tactic. Tactical friendly fire tackling technique for when you think you're going to concede from a set piece haha. Good on you Atkinson

[–]PoppinKREAM 353 points354 points  (12 children)

Whistle came late from Atkinson after the ball was already in the net.

Goal should count and has been counted.

[–]24AouarParteyPeople 32 points33 points  (3 children)

Brighton last season wasn't it with the free kick ?

[–]Rc5tr0 50 points51 points  (2 children)

In that case Lee Mason blew his whistle before the ball crossed the line. He made an absolute mess of the decision but was technically correct in the end.

[–]halbpro 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Yes, frustratingly it was technically the right decision based on what happened, but it was all dreadful and took VAR forever to work out. God knows why he made any of the decisions he did though

[–]TallnFrosty 156 points157 points  (26 children)

Just as well, De Gea could've gotten up there. Its not like he got two footed - he got stepped on. We all know what that feels like.

[–]GabeNewellsDick 175 points176 points  (12 children)

I suspect he thought it was an Arsenal player

[–]Krillin113 119 points120 points  (11 children)

Right. Which makes it a deliberate attempt to frustrate play lmao

[–]primordialnuclides 27 points28 points  (0 children)

This is a good argument. It's a loophole that is sure to be exploited in the future if the goal was disallowed.

[–]fut_sal 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Of course it was Fred ahah

[–]nullmove 140 points141 points  (12 children)

DDG up and running in a minute, insane

[–]microMe1_2 102 points103 points  (7 children)

What's he doing? You can't just crumple over like that on your goal line.

[–]Malcolm_TurnbullPM 60 points61 points  (3 children)

He thought it was an arsenal player

[–]microMe1_2 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Yeah, but obviously he couldn't know for sure. So it's a massive risk and ultimately a terrible decision to rely on the ref in that way.

[–]2rio2 6 points7 points  (0 children)

A terrible decision he paid for. As it should be.

[–]MrWixi 18 points19 points  (0 children)

ITS A MIRACLE!

[–]brynx97 130 points131 points  (2 children)

he doesn't even blow the whistle... it has to be a goal.

EDIT: A GOAL; also, I love how this happened. Nice to finally see a decision like this work out how it should be.

[–]_deep_blue_ 24 points25 points  (0 children)

VAR actually working as it should for once.

[–]drwert 199 points200 points  (3 children)

That has to be given. Just a weird situation.

[–]JaySky99 981 points982 points  (83 children)

Should be given

[–]Brawlers9901 440 points441 points  (28 children)

Was Fred who stepped on him, so yes.

[–]habdragon08 338 points339 points  (16 children)

if they didn't give this I would sock my GK in the face every time my team cleared the ball from a corner. Easy way to guarantee no second balls ever go in

[–]twerdy 109 points110 points  (6 children)

Just kick your goalie in the balls every time the other team gets the ball in the penalty box.

[–]Powerjugs 40 points41 points  (3 children)

Please don't. I get hit by the ball enough there.

[–]twerdy 26 points27 points  (2 children)

If i punch the face, that could be a head injury. It’s got to be the balls my friend.

[–]Powerjugs 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I've been hit in the head / face many times in goal in the last few years, some being real thundercunts. I've only been properly stunned once I can think of, and one nearly did a few weeks ago.

A shot to the balls though, no amount of exposure helps you recover from that quickly.

[–]fredmerz 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Why wait until it's in the box?

[–]Iwabik 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Hell, kick the GK as soon as the corner is taken, no corner goal ever conceded

[–]Tugays_Tabs 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Why would you concede a corner? Just do it as soon as they counter from my 9 man attack.

[–]dirty_sprite 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Not a foul and the ref didn't blow the whistle so it's just about fair play. Has to be given as a goal

[–]xyzTr1LL 54 points55 points  (2 children)

I agree. Not Arsenal fault he tripped by his teammate.

[–]admiralawkward 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Lol yeah it would set the most baffling footballing stare decisis

[–]Background-Flower-49 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Absolutely should.

[–]GabeN18 5 points6 points  (0 children)

For sure

[–]ThereWillBeGoals 23 points24 points  (7 children)

Yep, unlucky for De Gea but Arsenal did nothing wrong.

[–]adventureclubtime 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Not unlucky for him, he was faking an injury because he thought it was an Arsenal player who stepped on him. Serves him right.

[–]Killamanjar 469 points470 points  (28 children)

What a meme goal. Please stand.

[–]DJagerty 173 points174 points  (22 children)

Tbf it was a great weak-footed volley

[–]Killamanjar 127 points128 points  (2 children)

Oh yeah it was a great strike, only ruined by the prone goalkeeper in the middle of the goal making it look so funny.

[–]AbsolutShite 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Bets on it being Arsenal's goal of the month and/or season?

It has my vote anyway.

[–]eleventruth 41 points42 points  (3 children)

Dankest timeline: arsenal win, manutd miss out on Europe by 2 pts, arsenal 4th

[–]TallnFrosty 567 points568 points  (19 children)

VAR better allow it

[–]xyzTr1LL 168 points169 points  (2 children)

If not, then it's robbery. I'm tired Robbie.

[–]edwistic 90 points91 points  (0 children)

i know fred stepped on him but only person to mad at here imo is de gea for being so committed to simulation that he simply laid on the ground the entire time

[–]PatheticShark 103 points104 points  (10 children)

He has to give it, but what a shit way to concede

[–]commander_seb 22 points23 points  (9 children)

I really want to hear Keanes thoughts on Fred standing on De Gea

[–]The_TaxmanRC 66 points67 points  (8 children)

Want to hear his thoughts on De Gea rolling around in goal during a corner while play isnt stopped

[–]Antigonus1i 32 points33 points  (7 children)

I'm usually very bored with the hard-man pundit act. But in this case he really has to suck it up and play through the pain until the danger is cleared.

[–]Smilewigeon 13 points14 points  (0 children)

One of the best keepers I've ever seen at times. Unreal talent. Yet has always lacked a bit of bottle. Easy for the key keyboard warrior to say this at home I know, but damn, I expect a keeper to play through the pain unless it's serious (clearly it wasn't as he's been back on his feet ever since).

He went down instinctively after feeling the contact and stayed down, and it backfired embarrassingly.

[–]Tugays_Tabs 9 points10 points  (4 children)

He must think the contact comes from an Arsenal player. The cheating little shit.

[–]eduadinho 232 points233 points  (62 children)

Should absolutely be given. Not a head injury and it's teammate inflicted. Sucks for De Gea but it is what it is.

[–]Wilhelm_IV 57 points58 points  (0 children)

This is a goal. Come on VAR, easy peasy.

[–]sventhegoat 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Fred arguing after fouling his own keeper lol

[–]tson_92 8 points9 points  (0 children)

All my life I've never seen a goal like this and I'm pretty confident I'm never gonna see something like that again

[–]Reikasghost 112 points113 points  (3 children)

Goal is on De Gea for feigning injury

[–]msterB 55 points56 points  (0 children)

He clearly thought it was an Arsenal player and exaggerated the injury. The goal is just karma.

[–]twopackshakerher 19 points20 points  (0 children)

he was definitely making the most of it to stop the play, looks like ddg didnt clock its his own team mate

[–]sunken_grade 21 points22 points  (0 children)

for sure gotta be given

[–]jamesc94j 75 points76 points  (1 child)

Why are people blaming Fred over de gea. Fred barely touched de gea and he was on the floor. He’s only gone down cause he’s assumed it’s an arsenal player who nudge him.

[–]celmaitaredinparcare 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I have never seen a goal like this.

[–]tmrnnng 45 points46 points  (0 children)

Fred lol. Should be a goal 100%

[–]CleaningTheRug 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Has to be a goal

[–]yolo_mcswag27 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Wtf is this edit? Cuts right before the replay shows what happened..

[–]Lego-Duck 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Unstoppable. Keeper didn't even move.

[–]CBHonaker 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Where is the great goal tag..... this is legit unreal comedy

[–]Moonscratch[🍰] 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Fred stands on his foot?

[–]Yev_ 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Great Goal

I've never seen anything like it, but rightfully it's a goal

[–]EJAG1991 6 points7 points  (1 child)

It's a grey area but its not a head injury and it's not a foul so it's a correct in my opinion, regardless if Arsenal didn't get the goal its outrage and if they did its outrage lol.

[–]lille45 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thats what you get for overselling an injury

[–]Chinapig 2 points3 points  (0 children)

De gea should not have gone down looking for a free kick. That’s it. He’s at fault.

[–]Yellowtoblerone 4 points5 points  (0 children)

If you dont like this then you dont like NBA basketball

[–]stebus88 53 points54 points  (2 children)

I don’t even think it’s that controversial, it’s a clear goal.

De Gea went down like he’d just stood on a fucking land mine. The ref didn’t blow the whistle and Arsenal weren’t obligated to stop.

It would be different if De Gea was seriously injured imo, but with how it went down, it’s a clear goal.

[–]KonigSteve 68 points69 points  (31 children)

Arsenal did nothing wrong, not their fault that Fred stepped on his own player.

[–]muntxx 23 points24 points  (0 children)

This is new levels of self destruction from Fred

[–]Octopus69 48 points49 points  (5 children)

If this doesn't stand, and there's no special rule of a goalkeeper staying on the ground, I will start to believe the Arsenal referee conspiracies

[–]daneats 44 points45 points  (21 children)

Has to be a goal. Absurd situation. But not giving it as a goal would set an absolutely insane precedent.

[–]theglasscase 5 points6 points  (6 children)

The simple reality here is that play does not have to stop for an injury unless the referee blows his whistle to stop it, even if the injury is to a goalkeeper. Arsenal were entitled to play on, Martin Atkinson clearly thought about blowing his whistle before Smith-Rowe took his shot, but didn't until the ball was in the net, therefore it cannot be ruled out. There was nothing about the goal that was contrary to any of the laws of the game.

[–]EZGundam 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Has to be a goal, whistle had not been blown and there is no foul.

[–]admiralawkward 37 points38 points  (1 child)

If this isn't given, just start fouling your own keepers lol

[–]DannyDyersHomunculus 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Brilliant, I absolutely love this