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Bizarre Lee Dixon-esque own goal goes viral in Hashtag United’s surprise win over Chatham

A rather bizarre Lee Dixon-esque own goal goes viral this week in Hashtag United’s surprise 3-2 win over Chatham Town on Tuesday night.

Second place Chatham Town played host to a Hashtag United side who sit mid-table, and going into this clash, the Chats aimed to close the six-point gap between themselves and league leaders Hornchurch.

Rowan Liburd put Chatham ahead on his first start for the club just 12 minutes into the game with an impressive header.

However, the Tags managed to get back on level terms with a freak own goal 10 minutes before half time. Have a watch of it in the video below, with it getting nearly 200,000 views at the time of writing…

Shortly before the hour mark, Pedro Carvalho then surprised the home fans by putting the visitors in the lead. With only 10 minutes left on the clock, the Tags finally put an end to their disappointing January as Luke May-Parrott then made it 3-1, silencing much of the 2,000 fans in attendance.

A late red card for Nathan Smith did put a slight dampening on Hashtag’s night, and Chatham’s Simon Cooper managed to get his side’s second.

But the Tags held on for all three points, meaning Chatham now finds themselves trailing Hornchurch by nine points in the Isthmian League Premier Division title race with 15 games or so to go.

Chatham Town
1 Slav Huk
2 Miquel Scarlett
3 Harvey Broad
4 Jordy Robins
5 Reece Butler
7 Ashley Nzala
8 Jack Evans
9 Rowan Liburd
12 Alex Brefo
19 Khale Da Costa
20 Chris Dickson
11 Jamie Yila
14 Kian Garlinge
15 Simon Cooper
17 Kristian Campbell
18 Freddie Price

Hashtag United
1 Joshua Strizovic
2 Matthew Wooldridge
3 Nathan Smith
4 Jayden Randell
5 Harry Haysom
6 Sam Cornish
7 Sakariya Hassan
10 Camilo Restrepo
11 Pedro Carvalho
14 Alex Teniola
15 Greg Halford
12 Ryan Sammons
8 Misha Djemaili
13 Archie Cunningham
19 Luke May-Parrott
17 Ellis Devereux

7′ Ashley Nzala cautioned
12′ Rowan Liburd scores
35′ Alex Brefo scores (og)
43′ Greg Halford cautioned
58′ Pedro Carvalho scores
59′ Jamie Yila replaced Rowan Liburd
63′ Nathan Smith cautioned
65′ Kristian Campbell replaced Jordy Robins
71′ Luke May-Parrott replaced Alex Teniola
81′ Luke May-Parrott scores
82′ Simon Cooper replaced Harvey Broad
85′ Khale Da Costa cautioned
89′ Nathan Smith sent off
90′ Jayden Randell cautioned
90′ Khale Da Costa sent off
90′ Misha Djemaili replaced Sakariya Hassan
90′ Ryan Sammons replaced Luke May-Parrott
90′ Simon Cooper scores

The own goal they’re talking about, for those who don’t know, came against Coventry City in 1991.

The then Gunners’ right-back Lee Dixon thought he would try to play it safe and pass the ball back, but instead over hit it with goalkeeper David Seaman unable to get to it, watching it fly over his head and into the back of the net.

Here’s how fans reacted as a bizarre Lee Dixon-esque own goal goes viral in Hashtag United’s surprise win over Chatham…

@dwlufc_: Bro forget what team he was on

@C_sense9: This passback is crazy lool

@_MorganShanks: What a finish

@sjhawk90: Some finish

@mattelog2962: What a strike on his own goal 🔥

@stupidfish8544: An absolutely phenomenal performance, much needed. Gotta sign that Chatham CB to striker lol that was nice 😂

@alexturner9918: Does anyone know why the own goal wasn’t a pass back as the keeper deflected the ball with his hand ?

@ewanriddel4307: Own goal should be for that GK no? He got a big hand on it

@blaineshugg4345: I’m no rules expert, but why was that own goal not a red and pen against the keeper? Pass back to the keeper who touches the ball with his hands is a pen, to stop a goal is a red, no?

@ronhudson33: I presume the keeper was booked for attempting to stop a pass-back with his hand?

@tuanmai7377: Not everyday you can see a fantastic owned goal like that, and also the turning point of the match. Finally back to winning, up the Tags!

@CJPhillips1982: Oh wow what a goal! Poor lad doing it against Hashtag as well of all teams, will be viewed so many times. Goal of the month contender?!

@WizTheSD: Should that not have been a red card for the keeper? Pass back and used his hands regardless if it was an own goal or not?

@curlywill7318: Shouldn’t there keeper be sent off he grabbed the ball

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