Fans Fume As Mason Mount Effort Is Not Counted As Shot On Target In Bets
Mount scored the second in Chelsea's 2-0 FA Cup semi-final win over Crystal Palace, adding to Ruben Loftus-Cheek's opener at Wembley.
With different betting firms, many had placed bets on Mount having at least two shots on target in the game.
The goal was of course one but, rather controversially, one in the first half was not counted by statistic firm Opta.
Mount cut in from the left flank and curled one from range, only for Jack Butland to make a simple save.
Yet it appears to have been noted down as a cross rather than shot, prompting absolute outrage from those who feel they should have had an extra bit of money in their account.
This needs investigated big time like, robbing customers of thousands like pic.twitter.com/M5HYdj9XLJ— Daniel Swinburne (@Swin_1988) April 17, 2022
Can't let them get away with it. Need to keep tweeting them and raise a case— UtdSRM (@UtdSRM) April 17, 2022
Taking the piss @bet365 how have you not classed this as a shot on target when other bookies have…— Matt Wilson (@Matt_Wilson89) April 17, 2022
It's an absolute joke this one.— UtdSRM (@UtdSRM) April 17, 2022
What's the point in betting when you make the right call and they just tell you you're wrong anyway.
That’s deffo a shot on target.— Callum ⭐️⭐️ (@priceyCFC1995) April 18, 2022
It's clearly intended as a cross, but from a betting perspective surely as soon as the keeper is required to save it, it becomes a shot?— Paul (@JustPaul85) April 17, 2022
People saying that’s a cross need to go and get their eyes checked 🤣 nothing surprises me with bookies anymore and why I don’t bet on these markets as can be easily manipulated.— Stuart East (@StuartEast7) April 18, 2022
That’s an absolute joke, anyone who thinks that’s a cross must have never played football, clearly trying to bend one and gets it wrong.— Jamesg (@Jamesg91551321) April 17, 2022
There has been a suggestion that Mount was actually looking for a teammate with a cross but after all Butland did make the save.
Perhaps the next step is to ask the player himself because clearly plenty of folks believe they've been cheated out of cash in very harsh circumstances.
What is definite, is that Chelsea will be back at Wembley on 14 May for the FA Cup final against Liverpool, who beat Manchester City 3-2 in the semi-final on Saturday.
Chelsea are looking for their ninth FA Cup win and Mount personally wants to end a wretched run of defeats in finals at the national stadium.
“It's definitely time for us to win a final at Wembley. For myself it's been five finals at Wembley, five finals I've lost. Now we have to put the pressure on ourselves to step up,” Mount told ITV after the Palace win.
“It's going to be a tough game. We remember fondly the last cup final we played at Wembley, now it's time to get our payback.”
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