Fans split on tremendous Carabao Cup goal being a fluke or worldie

Blackpool forward Keshi Anderson scored one of the most eye-catching goals of the first round of the Carabao Cup last night.

The Seasiders safely progressed to round two after beating fellow Championship outfit Middlesbrough 3-0.

New signings Callum Connolly and Shayne Lavery got on the scoresheet, before Anderson wrapped up proceedings with 12 minutes to go.

Lavery received the ball on the left flank before driving forward and producing a low cross into the path of Anderson.

The former Crystal Palace striker then took the ball in his stride and appeared to flick the ball over the goalkeeper and into the net with his heel, all in one swift movement.

He immediately stood in front of the home fans at Bloomfield Road with his arms outstretched, before high-fiving the provider Lavery.

It was certainly a spectacular finish. Fans are asking, however – did he mean it?

Anderson’s initial reaction doesn’t really prove it one way or the other, but the way in which he angles his heel towards the ball and strikes it suggests that it was indeed intentional.

Debate raged in the comments section, with plenty of fans arguing for both sides.

Trundle gives thoughts on Anderson goal

Swansea City legend Lee Trundle then got involved with his views.

For those not familiar with the Welshman, Trundle was famous for his skills, tricks and sublime finishes throughout his professional career.

He scored 78 goals in 146 appearances for the Swans between 2003 and 2007, kick-starting their rise through the Football League.

At the age of 45, Trundle is still playing in his native Wales for second division side Ammanford.

He believed that Anderson did mean to score in such a fashion.

He tweeted: “He meant that. I always look what else he could have been trying and the only thing here for me is he had tried to finish it.”

Neil Critchley’s side are next in action on Saturday when they host Cardiff City in the Championship.

The Seasiders will face League One side Sunderland in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

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