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Manchester United Once Had The Most Genius Goal From A Corner Disallowed Against Chelsea

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Manchester United Once Had The Most Genius Goal From A Corner Disallowed Against Chelsea

Manchester United once scored from the most unique corner technique ever - only for the goal to be disallowed.

United were taking on bitter rivals Chelsea at Old Trafford back in 2009 with the scores tied at 0-0 just before half-time.

But the Red Devils thought they'd taken the lead via Cristiano Ronaldo's header created from the genius routine.

Check out the video below.

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Wayne Rooney dribbled the ball to the corner flag and appeared to leave it for regular corner taker Ryan Giggs.

However, Rooney had technically touched the ball to make it 'live', allowing Giggs to dribble to just outside the box and cross in towards an unmarked Ronaldo.

United's players fumed at referee Howard Webb for disallowing the goal which technically should have counted.

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However, Sir Alex Ferguson's side were jumping for joy moments later when the retaken set piece resulted in Nemanja Vidic finally opening the scoring.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

"I don't know if you saw the corner but we had planned that. We actually planned it," Ferguson explained after the 3-0 win per the Telegraph.

When asked if Rooney needed to let the assistant know his plan, Ferguson said: "I don't think that, I don't think he needs to, but anyway, it's a good result."

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Giggs was unclear as to what infringement had occured, but confirmed the linesman's stated concern.

"I don't think the linesman knew Wayne had taken a short one," said Giggs. "I don't know if Wayne had told him.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

"I just jogged past Wayne and he said he'd took it, so it was clearly outside the D so I just ran across and took it. But luckily we scored just after that.

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"Obviously we would have been annoyed if we hadn't scored straight after it, but obviously it's good to score the goal at any time."

It's a routine that has rarely been seen in the Premier League since but the last team to attempt it ended up having their goal given.

Blackburn Rovers imitated the routine in 2011 during a 3-3 draw with Wigan Athletic, as Morten Gamst Pedersen dribbled all the way into the box after Yakubu's touch on the corner flag.

Do you think the technique is a stroke of genius or do you think it shouldn't be allowed?

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Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images & Premier League

Topics: Chelsea, Football, Manchester United, Premier League, Take a bow, Skills

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