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Fans Fume As Mason Mount Effort Is Not Counted As Shot On Target In Bets

Josh Lawless

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Fans Fume As Mason Mount Effort Is Not Counted As Shot On Target In Bets

There's been uproar amongst betting football fans after a Mason Mount effort for Chelsea was not classed as a shot on a target and denied many punters their cash.

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.

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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.

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.

Image: PA
Image: PA

“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.”

Featured Image Credit: Image: PA & ITV

Topics: Mason Mount, Chelsea, FA Cup

Josh Lawless
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