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

Alex Reid

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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.

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.

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.

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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