Northern Ireland's first-choice goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell had an absolute nightmare for Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday afternoon, as a shocking injury-time mistake gifted Ipswich a point in League One.
Peacock-Farrell is on loan at Wednesday from Burnley, and didn't exactly cover himself in glory on Saturday afternoon.
Bailey Peacock-Farrell mistake costs Sheffield Wednesday
Bailey Peacock-Farrell had had an impressive start to life in Sheffield, keeping four clean sheets in his first seven games as Wednesday seek to return to the second division of English football.
Peacock-Farrell's mistake against Ipswich, however, has cost the Owls dear.
In the 90th minute, with Wednesday 1-0 up, the Northern Ireland goalie collected the ball but, unaware of the presence of an Ipswich forward behind him, lazily rolled the ball free for Ipswich to reclaim possession and - after a bit of pinball in the penalty area - they snatched a goal at the death to take a draw.
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It was a shocking error from Peacock-Farrell, especially at such a crucial phase of the game, and the two points dropped would have put Wednesday tied with the teams currently in the play-off spots.
We were instantly reminded of another gaffe by an Irish keeper, this classic goal from Dion Dublin against Shay Given and Newcastle back in the 90s - we imagine neither Peacock-Farrell nor Given will be as keen to bring these mistakes up, though.
Ipswich were in dire need of the point today, but it still has not moved them out of the relegation zone, as they sit in 21st place with only one win from eight games. Sheffield Wednesday, on the other hand, sit in 11th place - but they cannot afford more errors like today if they are serious about chasing promotion.
For Bailey Peacock-Farrell it was a day to forget, and his rather unfortunate mistake has cost Wednesday dear.