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Derby score most lower league goal ever in biggest Championship game of season

Cameron Jerome levelled the scoreline on the night - but the goal itself was purely comical

If either Derby or Cardiff become a Premier League side next month, they’ll have to do a little better than this.

While 99% of football fans were watching Liverpool and Roma play out a Champions League thriller, the hipsters among you were glued to a key game in the Championship.

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Sleep on the Championship at your peril

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Sleep on the Championship at your peril

And Derby’s comeback victory has potentially huge ramifications for the promotion picture.

As both sides’ game in hand, the Rams’ 3-1 win boosted their play-off hopes while simultaneously dragging Cardiff closer to the pack.

But let’s dissect one of the goals because it really was like a scene out of Fawlty Towers.

Here it is for you:

So what do we actually have here?

Well it starts with a complete shank of a shot, followed closely by a dropped goalkeeping catch and then another shank, this time of the defensive type.

Cue the head tennis.

We count one, two, three headers in proper the floor is lava style in a spell resembling your Sunday League match last weekend.

Like a renaissance painting

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Like a renaissance painting

The final header then somehow develops into a through ball, allowing Cameron Jerome to bobble the least unerring finish of all time past the Cardiff goalkeeper and over the line.


But Cardiff won’t be laughing, with just a single point separating them from Fulham in third with two games left.

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