Monday, 19 October 2009

Benitez philosophical over freak beach ball goal

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez remains philosophical over the freak 'beach ball' goal that should not have stood. Sunderland striker Darren Bent's shot was deflected into the net via a stray beach ball that was thrown onto the pitch by a Liverpool supporter.

"We are not blaming or worrying about the goal at Sunderland, there is nothing we can do about that now or change the situation, we just intend to move forward," said Benitez in the Independent.

"It was unusual and hopefully it will not happen again. It was something that could not be avoided, certainly from the players.

"At the time I felt it was just a balloon, it was not until afterwards that we saw the replay and realised it was more than a balloon, much more.

"But it is clear now that the goal could have been disallowed. Maybe in the future that would not be allowed to happen again."

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