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Mellberg Claims the Goal

Mellberg Claims the Goal

Olof Mellberg is confident he will be awarded the goal against Liverpool despite the significant deflection it took on the way in.

Mellberg's goal put us 2-1 up and regardless of whether he is/isn't off to Juve he's hopeful he will be given the goal to add to his Villa career.

Speaking to the Evening Mail, the bearded one said:

'The ball dropped down to me and I managed to get a goal. I will claim it. It took a deflection but it was a shot on goal.

'Martin Laursen is getting scared because I am getting close to his scoring total. That's why he told me after the game that mine was an own goal.'

There seems to be plenty of in-jokes coming from our players at the moment, and personally I think that is a great thing. If the banter is going on who's scored what and so on, it means the team have really pulled together in a way they haven't in previous seasons.

'Marlon did well when he came on. The players were lifted by the first goal. Teams are always vulnerable after they concede one goal so we were aware of that and tried to put more pressure on them straight away. It worked perfectly.

'It was important to pick something up at Anfield to keep our good run going, particularly as we were not on top of our game.

'That's a huge credit to ourselves to pick up a point at Anfield when we weren't playing our best football.

'It wasn't a great game from either side really. There were a lot of mistakes and I thought the pitch was very difficult to play on.'


Mellberg will now be waiting on the dubious goals panel to make their decision on own goal, or not.

Fingers crossed they'll give it to him, then again quite why the FA choose to have such a panel and pay them is beyond me.



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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Thursday January 24 2008
Time: 11:03AM

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This dubious-goals panel are a funny breed, a law amongst themselves, so which way their decision will fall is anybody's guess. Olof should get it. It was a shot on goal, deflection or not. Without his input, no goal would have been scored. Yes, I say a goal for Olof, no need to involve the d-g people.
glensider
24/01/2008 14:15:00
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Yes, but i believe the rule is that if the original shot is not going to find the net, it must be considered an own goal, and though there is some leeway for marginal decisions, there's no doubting that Melly's shot was originally way off target. Still what do i know.
Carlosio
24/01/2008 15:10:00
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he is hoping too i can't say i agree with him i think they will register it as a own goal
ozanne park rangers
24/01/2008 18:01:00
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I think it will go down as an OG. Unlucky Olof!
Tierney
24/01/2008 18:05:00
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Will my fantasy football score be changed to reflect this if he is given it?
CLVilla
24/01/2008 19:09:00
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Well, whatever, it still counted as a goal for the claret and blues. Pity we couldn't then hold on to the lead.
glensider
05/02/2008 17:29:00
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