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Carlton Cole's 'debut goal' for Celtic was so bad it was brilliant

The striker was introduced as a substitute with about half an hour left in his side’s clash with Inverness.

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CELTIC WENT SEVEN points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership table with a 3-1 away win over Inverness but it was debutant Carlton Cole who grabbed the headlines.

He came on to make his first appearance for the club after 61 minutes, shortly after Leigh Griffiths had put the side 2-1 in front.

Cole looked destined to score when he pounced on a rebound with the game ebbing to conclusion.


Instead, he failed to properly control the ball and fell over in the area, accidentally pushed the ball towards goal with his hand as he rolled along the ground before Inverness defender Danny Devine inexplicably touched it past his own goalkeeper.

It kind of has to be seen to be believed. At least Cole saw the funny side of it and tweeted about the goal afterwards.

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