Robbie Keane Scores Second Goal In India Amid Strange Circumstances

Robbie Keane Scores Second Goal In India Amid Strange Circumstances

Robbie Keane scored a late goal on Wednesday - not on the game clock, there were only four minutes elapsed against Goa when Keane headed the second goal of his time in India - instead, it was the time of day which was late.

Kick-off between ATK and Goa was delayed by three hours. It eventually started at 10:45pm. The final whistle came at nearly 1am.

With less than five minutes on the clock, former Newcastle footballer Ryan Taylor swung in a free kick. Keane connected with a downward header to give his side a lead. It would last just 20 before Spaniard Coro equalised.

The delayed kick-off was due to Goa's troubles getting to Kolkata.


"First we are told that it won't be 8'o clock it would be 8.30pm, then it changed to 8.45, 9.15 and so on... It was a hard day at the office," ATK manager Teddy Sheringham told the Press Trust of India.

It's very difficult but we kept talking about keeping our focus intact.

We do realise it's 1'o clock in the morning. We are not just the only crazy ones. Thanks for staying," Sheringham said after the drawn game. It's the first time I'm finishing a game at 1am and still sitting here. It's really unusual.

Later in the evening came news that Keane's time in the Indian Super League may be cut short: he has been linked a move to his first club Wolves as they seek promotion to the Premier League.

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