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A Liverpool fan has won £2000 after cashing out on Joel Matip to score during the Carabao Cup final - seconds before it was disallowed.
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.
Those few moments of uncertainty gave @ShaneMeneer the chance to cash out his £50 bet on Matip to score.
When you cash out before Matip’s goal is ruled out. pic.twitter.com/yBcjAfzGyH— CornishKopiteJ4T97〓〓 🇺🇦 (@ShaneMeneer) February 27, 2022
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
"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
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