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League Cup Cock-Up: Yeovil Allow Birmingham To Walk In Unopposed Goal Over Poor Sportsmanship Then Go Out On Penalties

By Chris Wright

Soccer - Capital One Cup - Second Round - Yeovil Town v Birmingham - Huish Park

Things got a bit dicey at Huish Park last night as Birmingham City put home side Yeovil out of the Carling Cup via a penalty shoot-out, though not before they were allowed to walk in an unopposed goal in extra-time to make up for a particularly unsporting goal Yeovil scored in normal time.

Yeovil’s Byron Webster chipped in a 90th-minute equaliser to send the tie into extra time, though as the ball had been put out of play by Brum ‘keeper Colin Doyle beforehand so a Yeovil player could receive treatment.

Birmingham had stopped, assuming that possession would be returned to them in customary fashion, but Webster latched onto the loose ball and sent a long-range hit-and-hoper over Doyle to level the tie at 2-2 seconds before the full-time whistle was due to sound.

The Glovers then scored again to make it 3-2 in extra-time, at which point manager Gary Johnson finally, 16 game minutes after the goal was actually scored, decided Webster’s goal had been “ungentlemanly” (or his team had pushed their luck too far) and instructed his players to let Birmingham’s Lee Novak walk one in from the restart to square things up at 3-3.

Yeovil then lost 2-3 in the shoot-out – not to Birmingham, but to karma.

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By Chris on August 28th, 2013 in FAIL, League Cup, Newsnow. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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5 Responses to “League Cup Cock-Up: Yeovil Allow Birmingham To Walk In Unopposed Goal Over Poor Sportsmanship Then Go Out On Penalties”

  1. Thomas H. says:

    It’s not the first time Yeovil have been involved in a scenario like this: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/y/yeovil/3597030.stm

  2. Lol says:

    Chris, why call it a fail when Yeovil themselves let the goal be scored in that manner. I’m glad some kind of sportsmanship still exist in football. Kudos to Gary Johnson for realising his teams mistake and having the balls to put it right whatever the consequences may be. And good for the players for not opposing the managers call.

  3. Cunt Lass 435 says:

    Fuck off Chris, why you always having a go at Yeovil. Bang out of order matey

  4. Robert says:

    I’m sorry. Birmingham put the ball out for their own player – TIME WASTING. Players should play to the whistle (which Yeovil did) if anything, Birmingham robbed Yeovil here by bullying. There was no need to allow that walk in goal at all.

    I’m pretty sure you only give the ball back if they’ve kicked it out of play because one of the opposition players is injured.

  5. Tom the bees fan says:

    yes it was a birmingham player “injured” (timewasting he didnt even go off for treatment) and they put it out.
    yeovil should have grown a pair, stuck to there guns and told birmingham to feck off

    PLAY TO THE WHISTLE

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