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'Welcome to the Puskas Award, Cahill!' - Twitter reacts to Chelsea defender's own goal

16:08 SAST 2016/12/03
Gary Cahill Man City Chelsea
The 30-year-old put Manchester City ahead with a sensational volley into the back of his own net and the poor defender was not spared as responses poured in on social media


Gary Cahill sensationally opened the scoring in the clash between Manchester City and Chelsea on Saturday - though not for his own team, but the hosts.

The defender got on the end of Jesus Navas' cross right on the stroke of half time, attempting to clear it acrobatically.

However, he unwittingly guided the ball into his own net beyond a stunned T​hibaut Courtois, with City players wheeling away emphatically not believing their luck.

And Twitter could likewise only celebrate what will be remembered as a special goal by Cahill, though not quite the way he intended.

Top class defensive entertainment from the Englishman, who capably usurped team-mate David Luiz in the role of providing comedic relief on Saturday...