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Charlie Adam Penalised For Comical Handball While Taking Corner Against Burnley

Charlie Adam Penalised For Comical Handball While Taking Corner Against Burnley
By Gavin Cooney Updated
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Here follows the Charlie Adam corner which is guaranteed to improve your night.

There are four Premier League games taking place tonight, with the highest-profile game at Old Trafford between Manchester United and Everton. Not to be outshone by the blockbuster game, Charlie Adam has ensured a level of scrutiny on Stoke's clash with Burnley at Turf Moor. As usual with Adam, such notoriety has been earned in utterly comical circumstances.

Adam was taking a corner early in the second-half, only to end up being penalised for a handball in comical fashion.

As he strode up to the ball, he tripped, and stumbled over, nudging the ball forward accidentally. He then rolled the ball back with his hand....and was penalised for handball as the ball was technically back in play.

Here it is in glorious frame-by-frame form.

Charlie Adam corner

Adam approaches the ball...

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...and fall over as he starts to take it

Now keep an eye on his left knee, as he accidentally makes contact with the ball

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Adam then rolled the ball back with his hand as he picked himself up

And as Adam went to re-take the corner, the linesman stepped in and awarded a free-kick to Burnley

*Cue the soundtrack to Curb Your Enthusiasm*.

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The Charlie Adam corner did not result in a yellow card for handball, presumably the referee took compassion and realised it was accidental on Adam's respect.

Stoke's disinterest in the end of the season has continued, by the way, and have slipped to a 1-0 defeat. George Boyd scored the winning goal, and was set-up by Republic of Ireland international Jeff Hendrick.

It's a huge victory by Burnley, that takes them seven points clear of the drop zone. Stoke, meanwhile, remain tenth, but are just a point clear of Burnley.

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