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Barnsley score 91st minute winner against Wycombe in the most ridiculous ending to a game ever

Jack Kenmare

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Barnsley score 91st minute winner against Wycombe in the most ridiculous ending to a game ever

First and foremost, we can only sympathise with the hundreds of Wycombe fans who made the six-hour round trip to Barnsley this evening, just to witness what will go down as one of the most bizarre moments in Football League history.

On a cold Tuesday night in South Yorkshire, it looked like both teams would share the spoils after a relatively-uneventful League One clash at Oakwell.

But in a moment of madness, Wanderers goalkeeper Max Stryjek dropped the ball after Barnsley forward Sam Cosgrove barged into the Polish goalkeeper. The 26-year-old striker, who couldn't believe his luck, tapped home from close range to give Neill Collins' side all three points.

Have you seen anything like this before?

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As you can see from the footage above, Stryjek dropped to the floor after the nudge from Cosgrove but referee Darren Drysdale saw no infringement as the ball spilled loose.

A number of Wycombe players were understandably frustrated by Drysdale's decision in stoppage time. In fact, midfielder Harry Boyes received a second yellow card for dissent after voicing his thoughts on the matter.

Barnsley would go on to claim a huge win in their fight for promotion and after the full-time whistle, Cosgrove joked that it was the best goal he'd ever scored.

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Here's how social media reacted to the scenes at Oakwell.

One fan said: "What is most beautiful part here by the way. The striker having a go anyway? The ref giving nothing? The keeper exasperated that his behaviour wasn't somehow rewarded with a nonsense free kick? Lots to enjoy."

A second wrote: "Spent the whole game time wasting and does this to chuck the game away. Absolutely no sympathy."

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A third commented: "It’s a long way back to Wycombe after that," while a fourth added: "This is the best goal in the history of the sport. Forget about Garnacho on Sunday. THIS is real ball."

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Thoughts on the goal? Should it have counted?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: League One, Football, England

Jack Kenmare
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