10 Important Last Minute Goals That Should Never Have Happened

Last minute goals are the best. But how did these 10 happen?

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Whether it's to rescue a point or to get the win, a last minute goal for your team is one of the best feelings in football. And despite there being ninety minutes of blood, sweat, and tears to every match, there have been a surprising number of games that were dramatically decided by the very last kick.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was immortalised by the Champions League final of 1999. David Gray ended 114 years of misery for Hibernian fans in 2016 in the Scottish Cup final. Watford's breakaway against Leicester in the play-offs that ended with Troy Deeney smashing it into the net is a classic. And who'll ever forget Martin Tyler's commentary of Sergio Aguero's league winner in 2012?

We all have those last-minute goals that brought unforgettable joy, and those that broke our hearts in a way only football can. But not all last minute goals are created equally. Some are consolations or to stretch an already insurmountable lead, and they're barely interesting. In stark contrast, those scored in extremely controversial circumstances are a breed apart. Particularly when they're incredibly important.

A few of those iffy are the result of questionable officiating, but the weird and the wonderful make the cut too, from players who were lucky to be on the pitch, to those who were only at the club because of strange circumstances.


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