Newcastle United the beneficiaries of farce for first ever time

Diamé fluke at Brighton sees Magpies end up right side of comedic moment for once.

Mohamed Diamé scored a fluke goal during Brighton 1-2 Newcastle
DUMB LUCK: Diamé (Image: Egghead06)

Newcastle United were the beneficiaries of a farcical moment for the first time in their history as Mohamed Diamé’s fluke goal set them on their way to a 2-1 win at Brighton.

Although the Magpies have a rich and varied history of hilarious calamity, they had hitherto never profited from it.

This all changed as the ball ricocheted off Diamé’s ankle and looped into the roof of the net, handing Newcastle an eye-catchingly unlikely equaliser.

The travelling Toon Army faithful were stunned into silence by the advantageous moment of slapstick, unsure quite how to process it.

Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, Clyde, a Newcastle fan from Newcastle, admitted he was still too gobsmacked to wrap his head around it.

He said: “You mean something absurd happened with my team and it’s not going to end up with Joe Kinnear ranting incoherently at a press conference?

“I’m not sure I’m quite ready to believe it.”