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Vincent Kompany scores flukey own goal, cries single red tear

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Man City needed a late push to beat Fulham 4-2 at Craven Cottage, and the match proved to be a strange experience for City captain Vincent Kompany. The defender scored his first goal of the season in the 43rd minute to put City up 2-0. But in the 69th minute, he evened the score at 2-2 with an own goal (gif here) that he probably couldn't duplicate if he tried.

Normally one of the club's most reliable stars, Kompany intercepted a weak pass at the top of the six-yard box and was poised to make easy work of the clearance. But the ball must have taken an odd hop just as he kicked it, spinning it up into the air and back towards his own goal, where it floated down off the far post and in for an own goal to make it 2-2.

When the camera zoomed in on Kompany right after this, it revealed a single tear of blood rolling down his cheek, most likely a cut from a prior incident. Although, this was an own goal so weird that if it made its scorer cry blood it would almost seem logical.

Refocused, Man City went on to score twice in five minutes to take the win and put themselves one point behind first-place Liverpool.

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