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Liverpool Fan Wins Bet On Joel Matip To Score, Cashed Out Seconds Before It Was Disallowed

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Liverpool Fan Wins Bet On Joel Matip To Score, Cashed Out Seconds Before It Was Disallowed

A Liverpool fan has won £2000 after cashing out on Joel Matip to score during the Carabao Cup final - seconds before it was disallowed.

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Matip thought he'd given Liverpool the lead against Chelsea on Sunday afternoon after bundling home a header in the 66th minute.

VAR then ruled the goal out as Virgil van Dijk was blocking Reece James while stood in an offside position.

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Those few moments of uncertainty gave @ShaneMeneer the chance to cash out his £50 bet on Matip to score.

By the time VAR had made a decision, Shane was already £2000 up with the money safely in his account.

Normal circumstances would see the company take that money back.

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But Sky Bet released a statement via their app which confirms a 'technical error' let punters cash out and they'll be letting everyone keep their money.

It reads: "Chelsea v Liverpool - Due to a technical error, the Price Boost 'Joel Matip to score a header' was available to cash out for full winnings despite the goal being retrospectively disallowed following a VAR check.

"We wanted to let you know as a gesture of goodwill, we won't be looking to recoup the funds."

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy
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While Shane walked away with a winning bet, one punter wasn't as lucky and was let down in the 90th minute.

Ben Walsh stuck a £20 bet on the game to be 0-0 after 90 minutes and for no Chelsea player to get booked in normal time.

What happened next? Mateo Kovacic hauled down Mohamed Salah in the 90th minute to prevent a counter attack.

The Croatia international went into the book and sent Ben's bet down the tubes.

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Liverpool would go on to win their ninth League Cup after a dramatic penalty shootout.

The game ended 0-0 after 120 minutes of action and the Reds won the shootout 11-10 after goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga blasted his spot kick high and wide.

Kepa replaced Edouard Mendy prior to the shootout and didn't save a single penalty, something Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel takes responsibility for.

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He asked reporters per Football.London: "You think we do this and not talk to the players? The players know and we did it before and it is a nice subject now for you to make headlines. [But] if you want to blame someone, blame me.

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Image Credit: Alamy

"I took the decisions and I don’t take them to be the hero. We have reasons. I try to explain the reasons.

"It was not the first time and today it took eleven penalties to find a winner there are no regrets, if you want to blame somebody, blame me, it is no problem."

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports & @ShaneMeneer/Twitter

Topics: Joel Matip, Carabao Cup, Chelsea, Liverpool

Daniel Marland
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