Burge was claiming goal

Steve MacLean’s shot flicks off the heel of Ryan Burge on its way in last Sunday

Steve MacLean’s shot flicks off the heel of Ryan Burge on its way in last Sunday

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Recent signing Ryan Burge was claiming Oxford United’s opening goal against Burton last Sunday after Steve MacLean’s shot flicked off his heel on its way in.

It’s a difficult one.

Who should be credited with the goal?

From most angles, it app-eared it has to be MacLean’s because had he not shot, it wouldn’t have gone in. But would it have gone in without the deflection as well?

Midfielder Josh Payne said: “I spoke to Ryan about it in training.

“They’ve got to discuss it it together. But certainly, if it came off my heel, I’d be saying it was my goal!”

Yet try taking it away from MacLean! And because strikers arguably need goals more than midfielders, it’s likely to remain with him.

FANCY the chance of scoring the winner at the Kassam Stadium in Oxfordshire’s top five-a-side team?

United and Soll Leisure are holding a tournament to find the county’s best five-a-side team, with the final at the Kassam Stadium on May 21.

To enter the event, call 01235 524524.

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2:48pm Fri 1 Apr 11

BenkiuGuasu says...

Not a difficult one. If the last touch was Burge´s, then it´s his goal.....
Not a difficult one. If the last touch was Burge´s, then it´s his goal..... BenkiuGuasu
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1:49am Sun 3 Apr 11

BigCrompy says...

"From most angles, it appeared it has to be MacLean’s because had he not shot, it wouldn’t have gone in".

Good luck Jon. We Oxford United fans are right behind you in your quest for this year's Nobel Prize for Physics.
"From most angles, it appeared it has to be MacLean’s because had he not shot, it wouldn’t have gone in". Good luck Jon. We Oxford United fans are right behind you in your quest for this year's Nobel Prize for Physics. BigCrompy
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