The distinction between a goal and an assist is usually pretty clear – one player supplies the ball, the other scores – but Bright Osayi-Samuel has muddied the waters.
The Blackpool player did so in the fifth minute of stoppage time at the end of a League Two game against Newport County.
With the Tangerines 2-1 up, Newport’s goalkeeper Joe Day went up for a corner, only for the ball to be cleared.
That’s when Osayi-Samuel countered.
🔥 Kick and rush.
Bright Osayi-Samuel aka Usain Bolt. pic.twitter.com/fGjtuantYG— Blackpool FC (@BlackpoolFC) March 20, 2017
After a huge clearance up the field, Osayi-Samuel chased down the ball and, against the odds, beat the defender to it.
And with Day recovering his position in goal, it was a simple matter of putting the ball in the net and securing his second goal of the game – safe to say Gary Bowyer, Blackpool’s manager, was impressed.
💬 Bowyer | "The goal at the end is phenomenal, absolutely phenomenal. I thought I was watching Usain Bolt play for us." pic.twitter.com/gst9TWMSUu— Blackpool FC (@BlackpoolFC) March 18, 2017
The goal sealed a 3-1 win that puts Blackpool just one point outside the play-off positions, having gone eight games unbeaten in the division.
And if it’s an extra angle you’re in need of, that’s available as well.
What a goal – we need a lie down.