Darren Bent Gets By With a Little Help From a Liverpool Fan and a Beach Ball

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↵Wonder goals in soccer usually come with fantastic displays of athleticism, dazzling moves, or long-range strikes. They do not often involve inflatables. And yet, that's what happened in a Sunderland-Liverpool game today, when Darren Bent's shot pinballed off a beach ball thrown onto the pitch by a Liverpool fan and became the deciding goal in a 1-0 Sunderland win. It stunned the observers across the pond, too. ↵
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↵And you thought the impromptu rugby game Oklahoma and Texas played would be the wildest action in sports today. ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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