Paddy Power’s ability to predict starting line-ups was as bad as his ability to pull off leather chaps last night as Robin van Persie didn’t even make the bench for Manchester United’s clash with Real Sociedad.
Manager David Moyes said he left RVP out as a ‘precautionary measure’ which is understandable with United facing a mid-table six-pointer against Stoke on Saturday.
That meant that Paddy Power’s Money-Back Special if Robin van Persie scored last couldn’t go ahead. Fortunately for punters Paddy Power is refunding all losing first goalscorer bets on Wayne Rooney as a goodwill gesture.
It was Rooney’s piece of individual magic that teed up the quite frankly, hilarious shank from Inigo Martinez that finished in the back of his own net. That piece of amateur defending gold gave United a 1-0 win, but as Rooney’s skill played such a big part of the goal Paddy thought it was only fair to refund losing first goalscorer bets.
Here is that comical own goal in hilarious GIF form so you can ROFL around the place over and over again.
The win leaves United with seven points from their three Champions League matches and in a handy position to qualify for the knock-out stages. Wayne Rooney continues his red-hot start to the season and punters who backed the in-form striker to open the scoring have a few quid back in their pockets.
Not a bad start to Thursday morning!
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