We can't stop watching this own goal from last night's Star Sixes tournament 😹 pic.twitter.com/djRgGzmRE4
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) January 5, 2019
Phil Babb scored an own goal to put Wales ahead against Republic of Ireland at the 2019 Star Sixes tournament taking place in Glasgow this weekend.
The second incarnation of the competition kicked-off at the SSE Hydro on Friday as “the world’s greatest players… reunite” for a series of indoor 6-a-side matches “featuring the legends of the game”.
— Scottish Footy Cards (@ScotsFootyCards) January 4, 2019
Coverage has been available on Sky Sports in the UK as they cope with the FA Cup third round being broadcast by competitor BT Sport.
Representing Republic of Ireland is former Liverpool defender Phil Babb, who earned 35 caps for his country.
— Michael (@LangCheshire) January 4, 2019
With just over 10 minutes remaining against Wales and the scores locked at 2-2, the centre-back calmly rolled a backpass towards Tim Dittmer between the sticks.
However, to Babb’s astonishment, Ireland goalkeeper Dittmer let the ball roll under his foot and into the net.
Table at the end of Day one!
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) January 4, 2019
Dittmer, Head of Goalkeeping at the Football Association, quickly fished the ball out of the goal and kicked it away.
Thankfully for the pair, the Republic of Ireland players recovered to win the game 4-3.
The tournament continues on Saturday.