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Goalkeeper scores deliberate own goal after ‘accidental’ wonder strike

World of Sport

South Korean K League rivals Jeonbuk Motors were 2-1 down to Seongnam on Wednesday evening when a Seongnam player went down injured in his own box.

After the stoppage, former Middlesbrough striker Lee Dong-Gook attempted to return the ball to the Seongnam keeper, but struck it a little too hard and ended up planting a long-range screamer in the top-right corner.

It might have been an accident, it might have been unsporting behavior, but we certainly can't remember Dong-Gook doing anything like that at either end of the field for Boro.

After a few minutes of bickering, Jeonbuk Motors reluctantly agreed to concede a consolatory goal at their own end.

But rather than let a Seongnam player run through and score unopposed they made the curious decision of letting their own goalkeeper put it into his own net from a few yards.

The match finished 3-2 to Seongnam, meaning the keeper's deliberate OG decided the match.

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