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Issa Diop Scores Weirdest Own Goal Of The Season In West Ham’s Defensive Disasterclass

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Issa Diop Scores Weirdest Own Goal Of The Season In West Ham’s Defensive Disasterclass

Issa Diop scored an absolutely jaw-dropping own goal as West Ham conceded in bizarre circumstances and went down to 10 men against Newcastle.

Somehow in a matter of seconds, West Ham conceded a crazy own goal and saw Craig Dawson sent off. It was all entirely self-inflicted as Dawson gave the ball away to Allan Saint-Maximin, then lunged in dangerously in an attempt to win it back.

However Saint-Maximin set off on a mazy run towards West Ham's goal - shot - and just when it looked like Diop and/or Lukasz Fabiański was going to stop the goal, the defender spun on the ball and put it into his own net.

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What have we just watched?

It was sort of like Zinedine Zidane's famous "roulette" skill by Diop - but definitely not where you want it as he planted the ball into his own net.

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To make matters worse, Dawson was justifiably shown a second yellow card after the goal was given for his rash challenge on Saint-Maximin. That left West Ham a goal and a man down.

Clearly shaken up by the crazy turn of events, West Ham then conceded a second goal before half-time as Fabianski inexplicably dropped the ball and Joelinton scored.

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Slapstick defending from West Ham who went in at half-time 2-0 behind to Newcastle and down to 10 men. Incredible.

Topics: Premier League, West Ham United, Newcastle United

Alex Reid
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