Football video: Robin Van Persie’s cheeky disallowed goal against Manchester City
Wily Dutchman scuppered by Alan Wiley
Should this have counted? I don’t think it breaks any of the laws of the game (ungentlemanly conduct, I suppose), but I think Alan Wiley was correct to rule it out. You don’t want to have a situation where the goalkeeper restarting play is the most tense moment of the match as 10 6ft 5in ringers crowd around him to block the clearance. In that universe Stoke would be Champions League winners!