Oct 26, 2012
In 1999, the Carlisle United soccer team from the county of Cumbria in northwest England was on the verge of being relegated down a league. They had to win against Plymouth Argyle or it was a done deal. The score was 1-1, 10 seconds left. Time for one more play, a corner kick.
With nothing to lose, Carlisle moved their whole team in front of the net in a final effort to make something happen. This included the goalkeeper, Jimmy Glass, an unknown player on loan from another team.
Here’s the story…
The transcript of the announcer sums things up pretty well…
Well, well … and the corner kick comes in … and … the goalkeeper’s punch … oh … Jimmy Glass! Jimmy Glass! Jimmy Glass, the goalkeeper, has scored a goal for Carlisle United!
There’s a pitch invasion! There is a pitch invasion! The referee has been swamped – they’re bouncing on the crossbar!
Despite only ever playing three games for Carlisle, Jimmy Glass (as an announcer in a different clip remarked) will never have to buy a drink in Cumbria again.
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