This weekend certainly must go down as one of the most bizarre in the Premier League’s history with a number of results and goals which simply cannot be explained and much go down as pure freaks of nature.
However, while this is most definitely a rare occurence, over the years England’s top flight has seen a number of goals which just cannot be explained and must be chalked up as either sheer stupidity by the player or and absolute stroke of luck.
While there are many to choose from, let’s take a look at the top 10…
10. Tony Popovic (Crystal Palace v Portsmouth) – There is no doubt that Tony Popovic gave his all to the Crystal Palace cause and tried his best to keep them in the Premier League. However against Portsmouth his efforts led to one of the most embarrassing moments in his career as, in an attempt to block a Steve Stone cross, the player incredibly flicked the ball into his own net.
9. Frank Sinclair (Leicester City v Middlesbrough) – Over his career Sinclair gained a reputation of scoring own goals at the worst possible time, usually the 90th minute. His own goal against Middlesbrough a number of years ago surely must go down as one of the most bizarre as with no Boro player in sight, Sinclair coolly strokes the ball past his keeper and into his own net.