Reading goalkeeping howler allows Luton to score hilarious goal 1 month ago

Reading goalkeeping howler allows Luton to score hilarious goal

Robbie Keane vibes

Luton Town secured a vital three points in their push for promotion to the Premier League with one of the funniest goals you will see all season on Saturday afternoon.

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Taking on strugglers Reading, Luton were seeking a win to stay in the play-off spots and achieved that feat with some help from Middlesbrough, who suffered a 4-1 defeat to Preston North End.

The score was tied at 0-0 on the stroke of half-time, when Reading goalkeeper Ørjan Nyland gifted Luton striker Harry Cornick a golden opportunity.

With a goalkeeping gaffe reminiscent of Andy Marriott's mistake for Birmingham against Tottenham in the early noughties, Nyland rolled the ball out unaware of Cornick's presence behind him.

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Cornick pounced, took possession of the loose ball and expertly slotted it home past a hapless Nyland to put the home side in front.

 

 

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The goal took everyone by surprise, including the TV directors at Sky who understandably missed the moment of hilarity while showing a different action replay.

Six minutes of added time made Luton fans wait for confirmation of their place in the Championship play-offs, with the Hatters now one step closer to their first ever promotion to the Premier League.

Fulham, who lost their final league game 4-0 to Sheffield United, and Bournemouth - who secured automatic promotion with a win over Nottingham Forest on Tuesday - took the automatic promotion spots this season.

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Joining sixth placed Luton in the play-offs will be Forest, Huddersfield, and Sheffield United.

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