Own-goals are always embarrassing, just ask the guy in our local five-a-side team who managed to blast the perfect shot into his own net last night.
However, goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet’s own-goal for PSV Eindhoven on Sunday afternoon took the biscuit and the magnitude of the match made it even worse.
PSV lost the match 2-1 at Eredivisie leaders Feyenoord to all but end their hopes of winning the title this season.
At 1-1 in the 82nd minute it looked like being a well-earned point for PSV before Zoet’s bizarre own-goal cost his side three points.
The keeper managed to save a shot on the goal-line with Hawkeye revealing that the ball had not crossed the line and Feyenoord protests were waved away.
However, only moments later a goal was given, Zoet had scooped the ball up to his chest as he got up off the ground and accidentally took the ball over the line in the process.
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With the season in its final stages, Zoet’s moment of madness is likely to be the final nail in the coffin for PSV in their pursuit of a third-straight title.
The result means PSV are now 11 points behind Feyenoord, who extended their lead over second-placed Ajax to five points.
And here’s a clearer version of the moment Zoet took the ball over the line:
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The own goal that knocked PSV out of the Eredivisie title race. As soon as Zoet pulls the ball back, the goal-line system rules it as a goal pic.twitter.com/WS2GJnopmC
— Juan Direction (@JuanDirection58) 27 February 2017
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