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Sat, 12 Oct 2019English Premier League

Watch: Paul Scholes’ ‘Hand of God’ goal that got him sent off against Zenit St.Petersburg

Watch: Paul Scholes’ ‘Hand of God’ goal that got him sent off against Zenit St.Petersburg

Paul Scholes was one of the most technically gifted footballers of his era. Often compared to an all time great – Andres Iniesta, Scholes also was a role model football player. However, there were few moments for Scholes which weren’t complimentary of who Scholes truly was.

Watch: Paul Scholes’ ‘Hand of God’ goal that got him sent off against Zenit St.Petersburg

A major example of that is the infamous handball goal against Zenit St. Petersburg in the UEFA Super Cup in 2008. Scholes rose 10 feet in the to , not head but hand the ball into the net. Watch the clip here :

“When someone gets sent off by punching the ball… it’s a bit unfortunate, it was an instinctive thing,” a surprisingly sympathetic Sir Alex Ferguson told reporters, per Goal, after the match.

Indeed, it was instinctive but also incredibly beautiful as a skill on its own.

 

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