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Best ‘Nearly Goals’

Was watching this Sky Sports video of the best PL ‘nearly’ goals:

https://www.facebook.com/10911153761/posts/10158406517268762/?vh=e

I found it quite entertaining. Normally when you watch a best goals/freekicks/saves etc. Compilation you’ve seen most of them before. Kinda cool seeing these great strikes over the years, some from famous players, that were inches away from probably being goal of the season or even more famous.

Are there any other ‘nearly’ goals that spring to mind? The ones that did for me..

Mata vs Man United 2012
https://youtu.be/C4lrjYb-y68
To this day this one still annoys me greatly. To set the scene..we were leading 3-0 at HT. In the second half United had scored 3 goals to make it 3-3, a crazy match. In the last few minutes of the game..Juan Mata steps up to take the free kick. It’s quite far out but still suits his left foot. Remember, Juan Mata was already Golden Boy at Chelsea at this point, even looking back you can just tell he’s gunna do a madness.

Mata takes such a sweet freekick. It is going top corner and it has reasonable power. You’d probs show videos of the FK to players to train them on technique. Somehow that caaaant De Gea pulls off this worldie save. He anticipates it well and also manages to be acrobatic enough to get there. Wtf. That FK goes in 95 times out of 100 and DDG chose that time to do that?!! Ffs that freekick would have been so famous. Last min winner from Chelsea legend Mata to make it 4-3 vs Man United at The Bridge. Nope..I’m still not over this one .

Moura vs Ajax, ?2017
https://youtu.be/XyopE0w-xMA
This is just so unsatisfying to watch it sticks in my mind. Would’ve been such a great goal, right down to the chipped finish. The defender should really have just allowed it for the sake of footy. Still I guess Moura eventually got his revenge against Ajax eh.

Neymar vs Strasbourg, 2019
https://youtu.be/TWns8zJgsps
I don’t even know which player missed the chance so just put Neymar as the nearly goal is all about him anyway. Imagine sleeping at night knowing you missed this one on one after Neymar done all that and even served up the no look pass at the end. Shameful.

Ronaldo vs Spain 2010
https://youtu.be/j5gDJfFvObg
A famous one but definitely has to be revisited for this thread. Nani .

Pele vs Uruguay 1970
https://youtu.be/-UzRsvCsC4c
Another famous one. A bit of an overrated ‘nearly’ goal for me. Perhaps we can rank our overrated ‘nearly’ goals in the next lockdown thread lol.

There’s one more that’s always stuck in my mind. Lukaku at Everton nearly scored this cracking goal, this 30 yard volley that hit the crossbar, it defo would have been goal of the season standard. I remember seeing it on MOTD. Unfortunately I can’t remember when it was now or what team it was against and whenever I search for it there is no footage online, it’s truly forgotten about. Not sure if anyone else remembers.

EDIT: did some heavy searching and finally found the Lukaku 'nearly' goal I'm on about. Not quite 30 yards out but would've been a classic: https://youtu.be/rrtVa-hHyJA?t=86

Anymore to add to the list?

posted on 25/5/20

Dele Alli miss Vs Stoke ,beats the defender the keeper and then hits the post .

posted on 25/5/20

Here's one for you BK. This is the exact opposite of what you're asking. This was given as a "goal" and the ball never even went in the frame of the goal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFeKOTEFsYQ

posted on 25/5/20

comment by LAMCAM♠♣️ (U18537)
posted 14 hours, 49 minutes ago
https://youtu.be/BK7E_qIScc8
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This is how Giggs looked to me throughout his whole career. Not surprised he fluffed it.

On the Sky Sports show there's a clip from City Vs United where Joe Hart goes up for a corner, United counter and Giggs has it on the halfway line, Hart is behind him, the whole final third is completely empty and he still doesn't have the facking nuts to attempt a shot - passes it to Rooney's who's out wide and by the time he gets into a decent position Hart & Kompany(?) are back in the box.

posted on 25/5/20

comment by Chelsea_since_summer_1969 ✯ (U1561)
posted 4 minutes ago
Here's one for you BK. This is the exact opposite of what you're asking. This was given as a "goal" and the ball never even went in the frame of the goal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFeKOTEFsYQ

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Not too sure, gonna have to look at that one from a different angle. Looks like it hits the back of the net to me.

posted on 25/5/20

Although technically a goal - was never given. Pedro Mendes v Roy Carroll. Would’ve secured European footy that goal to, if memory serves me well.

posted on 25/5/20

comment by RonAlvinho - Victoria Concordia Pathetic (U6117)
posted 1 hour, 18 minutes ago
comment by Chelsea_since_summer_1969 ✯ (U1561)
posted 4 minutes ago
Here's one for you BK. This is the exact opposite of what you're asking. This was given as a "goal" and the ball never even went in the frame of the goal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFeKOTEFsYQ

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Not too sure, gonna have to look at that one from a different angle. Looks like it hits the back of the net to me.
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No trust me, I was actually at that game and the ball clearly hit the stanchion on the outside and bounced out. Note also the non-celebration of the Chelsea players and the outrage of the Ipswich ones.

I'm not complaining though

posted on 25/5/20

I should add also that immediately after that game, Chelsea changed the colour of the Orange goal nets that you see, to White ones for the next home match to try to make situations like that more visible.

posted on 25/5/20

That one I cant remember who and when but it was great

posted on 26/5/20

Suarez vs Arsenal 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQY2YQH5U8k

posted on 28/5/20

https://www.facebook.com/SkySports/videos/662140294583456/?extid=sNUjeDA608bS0EgK&d=null&vh=e

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