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21st Apr 2017

Brighton goalkeeper scores two own goals in 20 minutes and neither were his fault

How unlucky can you get?

Patrick McCarry

This is simply incredible.

It’s on the verge of unbelievable.

It’s just plain, crappy luck.

Brighton needed just a point to claim the Championship title at Carrow Road this evening but nothing went their way in a frankly incredulous first half.

Hosts Norwich City went in 2-0 up at the break and both of their goal came in bizarre circumstances. Both were own goals from Brighton goalkeeper David Stockdale.

On 19 minutes, the ball broke to City midfielder Alex Pritchard on the edge of the box. His shot cannoned off the crossbar and rebounded in off the back of a diving, beaten Stockdale.

20 minutes later and Pritchard fancied his chances again.

This time, his shot cracked off Stockdale’s left post. But, with the keeper diving again, the ball bounced into the net off his shoulder.

2-0 down from rebounded own goals off shots from the same player.

Stockdale had the target covered twice but got eff all but rotten luck in return for it.

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