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Waterlooser! Courtois' awful ABBA penalty sends fans wild

18:36 EAT 06/08/2017
Thibaut Courtois Chelsea Arsenal Community Shield
The puntastic new shoot-out system and a woeful effort from the Blues shot-stopper caught the eye in Sunday's Wembley curtain-raiser

Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois had the misfortune to become the fall guy in a brave new world for penalty shoot-outs, as the ABBA system was used in the Community Shield. 

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The new format for the tie-breaker has nothing to do with Swedish pop, but instead emulates the order used in tennis tie-breaks to try and remove the advantage from kicking first. 

And after a 1-1 draw between the Blues and Arsenal, the Belgian keeper stepped up to fire his kick miles over the bar and send the Gunners on the way to victory. 

Needless to say, Sunday's shenanigans at Wembley did not escape the attention of fans on social media, and spawned infinite puns on the system's evocative name!