It was the best of goals, it was the worst of goals: Mohamed Diame’s bizarre equaliser against Brighton took everyone by surprise – but what about the man himself?
With Brighton 1-0 up in the top-of-the-table clash between the Magpies and the Seagulls, Newcastle won a corner with nine minutes to go.
We’ll let Diame take it from here.
“I see (Christian) Atsu taking the volley, and I was looking to go to the second ball, but he just shot,” says Diame.
“The ball came to me, and I just tried to touch it. But yeah, I got lucky.”
Eight minutes later, Atsu crossed the ball a little more deliberately for Ayoze Perez to complete the comeback. Diame’s not the only one who thinks chance might just have played a part in the goal which spurred his team on to victory.