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Video: One Of The Strangest Retaken Penalties In The History Of Football

Video: One Of The Strangest Retaken Penalties In The History Of Football
By Conor O'Leary

The potential drama didn't fully come to fruition after one of the more bizarre stories in the history of football emerged yesterday. However, that didn't stop Leah Williamson and the rest of the England U19s from celebrating wildly.

A full five days after the original penalty was taken, Williamson got a chance to retake the kick that was disallowed in order to bring England level with 18 seconds to go in the 'opening game' of the UEFA U19 qualifying.

That both teams had played two games since - one each five hours previous - justs adds to the bizarre nature of the UEFA decision.

In the end though, due to results elsewhere, by the time that Williamson had a chance to take one of the most anticipated penalties in history, most of the potential reward/failure had been taken out of the equation. England and Norway were both going through no matter what happened, as England's goal difference would have secured them a best losers spot, while Norway would have already amassed enough points.

As it happened, Williamson scored the penalty in great style, and England topped the group, leaving the Norwegians to wonder whether that 18 seconds really was all that worth it.

(Penalty taken at 1.10)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E3g_JKBYj0

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