Home Park was the scene of a biblical downpour this week during which Plymouth Argyle rounded-off a 3-0 win against Bolton Wanderers with a comical slip’n’slide-enhanced goal from Ryan Broom. Bonus points for celebratory 20-yard slide.
This week’s edition of #ICYMI comes to you courtesy of this lesser-spotted full-body nutmeg, by Delhi FC’s Laiwang Bohham during their match against Corbett FC in the I-League qualifiers. We’re not sure we’ve ever seen anything quite like this…
This week’s #ICYMI brings you a two-for-one from the German 2nd division clash between Erzgebirge Aue and fallen giants Hamburg. Having been put ahead by one of the luckiest goals you’ll ever see, Aue snatch a draw from the jaws of victory with a bizarre attempt at a headed clearance from defender Dirk Carlson resulting in a comical 94th minute own goal.
Kawasaki Frontale are currently 11 points clear at the top of the J-League and despite that advantage, Thomas Vermaelen (remember him?) thought to give them a helping hand by wildly slicing the ball into his own net thus nudging Vissel Kobe along to a 3-1 defeat. Not a career highlight for the 35-year-old.
This week’s ICYMI entrant is a this fine goal from Joel Chima Fujita. He ghosts into the box to plant a firm finish past the flat-footed keeper to put Nagoya Grampus 2-0 up against Tokushima Vortis. The only problem with this perfectly executed bullet header is that it was in the wrong net, on the way to his side’s ultimate 3-0 defeat.
Germany and Chelsea forward Timo Werner makes his second appearance in our #ICYMI files thanks to this remarkable blunder against Iceland this week. Pundits might surmise that he’ll be disappointed with that. Should do better there.
Dublin-born Gavin Bazunu is one to watch for the future if his performance mid-week for the Republic of Ireland is anything to go by. The 19-year-old, on the books at Man City but currently on loan to Portsmouth, denied Cristiano Ronaldo in the tenth minute with a fantastic penalty stop.
Ipswich Town were beaten by Cheltenham Town the other night at Whaddon Road, but things could have been different if Macauley Bonne hadn’t thoroughly embarrassed himself with this passage of comical attacking play. Just head it.
Jong Ajax’s Victor Jensen almost punished some very complacent goalkeeping from ADO Den Haag’s Luuk Koopman on the opening day of the Dutch second division this week. Luckily for Koopman, the Dane made a right pig’s ear of the finish.
To the Allianz Arena for #ICYMI this week where we witnessed, depending on your point of view, the Miss of the Year from Bayern’s Joshua Zirkzee or Saving Tackle of the Year from Ajax’s Perr Schuurs. Whatever you think we can’t wait to see more of the same in the regular season.
It’s that time of year again that produces all sorts of comedy on the field as the players return to training and begin their pre-season friendlies. Here Augsburg’s Jeffrey Gouweleeuw is seen condensing the pure essence of pre-season into one spectacular own goal.
There was a classic in the MLS this week as Chicago Fire drew 3-3 with Philadelphia Union. A game that contained not just one, but two own goals – one for each side. The first from Union defender Jakob Glesnes was a real cracker.
In a big week for international football where everyone should be celebrating the best football has to offer, Haiti keeper Josué Duverger stole all the headlines with this abominable bit of control that sent his side towards a 3-0 drubbing against Canada. Dreadful.
Internacional defender Zé Gabriel probably wishes he’d gotten off to a better start in the new Serie A season in Brasil – this truly catastrophic intervention completing a miserable afternoon for his side, who were smashed 5-1 by Fortaleza.
Grêmio are on course to reach the final stages of this year’s Copa do Brasil if they can hang on to a 2-0 aggregate lead over Brasiliense. Their lead could have been more comfortable, though, had Ricardinho not somehow managed to miss an open goal from three yards out.
Some big names in German football are heading down to the second tier next season (Schalke 04, Werder Bremen and FC Köln to be precise) and Paderborn’s Aristote Nkaka showed them what they can expect with this horrifying ordeal of an own goal.