Darren Bent’s goal against Liverpool saw the ball deflect off of a beach-ball and go inScoring a goal is the hardest thing to do in football. Scoring a goal when you are not intending to score is perhaps the most ingenious. From slide tackles that forced the ball into the net to crosses that floated into the net, from opposition players hitting the ball into the striker’s face and long-range efforts that were never meant to be, we have them all here in our definitive list of top 10 fluke goals in the world of football.
#10 Vertonghen scores... by mistake
In a 2006 match between Ajax and SC Cambuur, Jan Vertonghen, following an injury to a player, attempted to do the right thing and play the ball back to the SC Cambuur ‘keeper as a sporting gesture – only to accidentally score a wondergoal from 60 yards out!
Vertonghen’s reactions are really priceless! Ajax then allowed the opposition to walk the ball in, as part of another sporting gesture.