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Robinson: I wasn't sure my goal would stand

30 Apr 2018

Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper reveals why his goal against Watford in 2007 prompted muted celebrations

The Tottenham Hotspur v Watford fixture will always have a special memory for Paul Robinson.

Eleven years ago, he became the first, and so far, the only, Spurs goalkeeper to score in the Premier League when his free-kick from outside his area bounced over Ben Foster and into the net at White Hart Lane.

If Robinson's celebrations were muted, there was good reason, as he recently explained.

"At the time, I didn't realise whether the free-kick was direct or indirect, so I didn't want to celebrate too much," the recently retired 'keeper told the Spurs official website.

"I didn't want to look stupid if the referee turned around to say it was an indirect free-kick!"

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