It sounds vindictive but relegating your rivals can be as good as winning a trophy

06 September 2016 11:50
On the night Leicester became English champions, another fairytale took place in Scotland: a boyhood Dundee fan scored the goal that relegated Dundee UnitedBy Alan Pattullo for Nutmeg magazine, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkIf I am being honest, the realisation of the fairytale that was Leicester City’s Premier League title win annoyed me a little, as much as I was cheered by the achievement itself. What anguished me was the timing. Chelsea’s late equaliser against Spurs, confirmed Leicester’s success, came just a few minutes after 18 year-old Craig Wighton scored what was in my eyes a rather more significant winning goal for Dundee against Dundee United. And what a story: a teenager, one who grew up supporting Dundee, scoring the last-minute winner to send Dundee United down under the noses of their own supporters. (Disappointingly, trepidation served to keep the number of visiting fans down when, ideally, they would all have been there to take their medicine.) Related: Remembering Dundee United in the 1986-87 season: 70 matches, two finals, no silverware Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian

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