A THIRSTY goalkeeper chose the wrong time to have a drink during a second-tier football game in Germany.
Duisburg’s Dutch goalkeeper Mark Flekken had picked up a bottle behind his own goal-line and was not even watching the game against Ingolstadt when the inevitable happened in the 18th minute.
After hosts Duisburg had seen a goal harshly disallowed, Ingolstadt quickly moved the ball up the field. Duisburg defender Gerrit Nauber headed back to his goalkeeper, not realising that Flekken was still behind the line with his back to the ball. Stefan Kutschke ran in to score unchallenged as Flekken turned round too late.
“I heard the goal jingle and thought we were leading 2-0,” Flekken said.
“Of course the lads love such moments. I’m going to have to take a lot of flak from my teammates over the next weeks. I’ll take the drinking bottle home and burn it somewhere in the garden.”
In the end Flekken did have something to raise a glass to – Duisburg won 2-1 and rose to fourth in the second division.
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A minute into the second-half, Minamino had his second, but League One Lincoln responded to get two goals to remember the night by.Tayo Edun finished off a great team move and Lewis Montsma headed home a corner.
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But Liverpool continued to find the net at the other end as Marko Grujic briefly made it 6-1 before Divock Origi rounded off the scoring.
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Anwar El Ghazi opened the scoring 11 minutes in before Traore showed why Villa spent £17 million ($A31 million) to sign him from Lyon last week with a cute finish from a narrow angle.
Another Villa new boy Ollie Watkins then grabbed his first goal for the club 17 minutes from time as Dean Smith’s men set up a last 16 clash with Stoke.
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Liam Delap, son of former Stoke midfielder Rory Delap, took just 18 minutes to score on his City debut with a fine finish into the top corner from Foden’s pass.
However, the lead lasted just four minutes as Bournemouth’s Sam Sturridge spun inside the City box before firing into the far corner.
Guardiola introduced the artillery he had on the bench after half-time in Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling, but it was another first-team regular in Foden who made the breakthrough after Riyad Mahrez’s shot came back off the post. City will travel to Burnley in the last 16.
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And while the Spaniard regained his place at the outset of Project Restart, he lost it again to Willy Caballero for the FA Cup semi-final and final.
Chelsea spent much of the summer seeking to land Mendy and any chance of Arrizabalaga keeping his position as first choice evaporated with his performances in the club’s opening two Premier League games.
He was badly at fault for Brighton’s goal in the 3-1 defeat at the Amex before a disastrous blunder gifted Sadio Mane Liverpool’s killer second in Sunday’s win at the Bridge.
Mendy, who has signed a five-year deal, said: Mendy said: “I am so excited to be joining Chelsea.
“It’s a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad. I can’t wait to get started.”