Millwall defender Jake Cooper makes admission about goal against Everton

JAKE Cooper admitted his goal against Everton in the fourth round of the FA Cup hit his arm.

Cooper made it 2-2 three minutes after substitute Cenk Tosun had put Everton ahead for the second time in the 72nd minute.

Cooper’s finish sparked immediate protests from the Everton players and boss Marco Silva, before referee Michael Oliver consulted with the linesman and the goal stood.



Lions boss Neil Harris said: “At the time I thought Marco was moaning because he thought he was offside, but someone has told me that Jake’s been honest enough live on TV to say that the ball has hit his arm.

“I’ve not seen it again, but if we’ve got a little bit of fortune we’ll take it because this year, as you know, we’ve had very, very little luck and conceded a lot of last-minute goals.”

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John Kelly

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