Why I love football and love the Internet

by Michael Nugent on May 17, 2013

One of the most amazing twenty seconds in English football has been captured on video by fans, bringing to life the euphoria that sport at its best can bring.

In last week’s Championship Play Off Semi Final, Leicester City were awarded a penalty kick in the final minute of stoppage time against Watford. If they scored, they would win 3-2 on aggregate. If they missed, the tie would go to extra time.

It looked like an injustice that would be talked about for years, as Leicester City’s Anthony Knockaert seemed to have dived to win the penalty.

But Watford’s goalkeeper Manuel Almunia saved Knockaert’s penalty, and blocked a rebound attempt. Then Watford defenders cleared the ball upfield, leading to a winning goal from Troy Deeney just before the final whistle.

With the proliferation of Internet videos, we can now experience that moment from the perspective of fans at the game. Here are four videos that show why I love football and love the Internet.

As a bonus, here is the reaction of Sky Sports commentator Johnny Phillips.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Submariner June 4, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Brilliant save, there. Justice is served.

2 Jim Habegger June 6, 2013 at 5:01 am

That was fun to watch! Especially Johnny’s reaction.

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