Nov 10, 2007

Spector (May Have) Scored First Premiership Goal

Starting in midfield instead of his customary role at right back, Arlington Heights, Ill., native Jonathan Spector appeared to score his first career goal in the English Premiership. I didn't watch the game (thanks to not having GolTV, boohoo) but described it as a left-footed strike from the center of the penalty box into the bottom right corner of the net. Alas, other media credited as an own goal (ironically to fellow American Eddie Lewis). I'm still trying to figure out what the "official word" is and will of course update this entry as soon as I find out.

Update: The Premiership's official site does not appear to have reached a consensus on this either. The match report credits Spector with a goal in the intro but later says "Spector's strike looked to have been blocked by Eddie Lewis, only for his fellow American to fall over the ball and send it over the line." So, uh, which one is it? I'm still trying to find out. Will check back with my progress.

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