#35 // Kolašinac → Lerma Arsenal 1 – 0 Bournemouth

CODEX OF SOCCER RULES, A.D. MMXVIII

It is hereby declared: that an assist shall be granted…

Even when the defense scoreth on its own self.

 

 

 

And so, according to such a rule, Sead Kolašinac just earned himself a great one.

With his opponent, Jefferson Lerma, knocking a scorcher into the back of the net.

 

 

In the little seaside town of Bournemouth, that’s a tough one for the home crowd.

There isn’t much going on there.

A pier, a beach, maybe some golf. But in November?

Just soccer. With their hometown team showing an unlikely staying power in the Premier League—having been promoted to the top tier for the first time in 2015.

And so, in front of the home crowd, hopeful for an upset over Arsenal…

This happens.

 

 

Arsenal went on to win the game 2-1, so it really was the difference maker.

Bournemouth lost the previous two games in a row.

And with Manchester City looming next.

 

But despite all that, they at least have an accomplishment to acknowledge.

Something one-of-a-kind.

 

 

Producing one of the classic own goals in EPL history.