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Max Meyer tried to ‘steal’ James McArthur’s goal despite not touching the ball

The Crystal Palace ace nearly did a Harry Kane in the opener against Burnley

Adjusting to life at Crystal Palace hasn’t been easy for Max Meyer.

He had to wait until the end of August for his first start for the Eagles and he still hasn’t managed to get himself a goal.

But the ‘German Messi’ obviously thought he had broken his duck today.


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WATCH THE BALL!

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WATCH THE BALL!

In one of those strange goals where time looks like it is standing still, James McArthur swung the ball in from the right.

Meyer was in the middle and appeared to help the ball on it’s way into the corner past Joe Hart.

By the time the ball rolled over the line, there were three Burnley players simply staring at it wondering how they had let Palace score their first goal from open play this season against them.

That’s a great chance to get your first Meyer

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That’s a great chance to get your first Meyer

On closer inspection it was became clear Meyer had a complete airshot and the goal was awarded to McArthur.

But that didn’t stop him trying to claim it anyway. 

No Englishman would ever try that, ahem, would they Harry?

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Funny how quickly that goes from a celebration to congratulating McArthur

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Funny how quickly that goes from a celebration to congratulating McArthur

Meyer peels away from the goal with his hand in air doing his best Alan Shearer impression only to soon realise what all his teammates had already seen.

He quickly put his arm down and pretended that he was just stretching before pointing at McArthur to congratulate him, then running over to join in the celebrations.

You have to feel for the young lad, he thought he’d got one past a keeper of Hart’s stature.


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