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Indian Super League clash features own goal shocker from Sandesh Jhingan

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Seasoned veterans of the football viral video will be used to a comedy breakdown in communications between goalkeeper and defender, but this new effort from the Indian Super League is nothing short of ridiculous.

Kerala Blasters centre-back Sandesh Jhingan is the reason we have a late contender for worst own goal of the season, primarily because he tries a deft chest back to his goalkeeper without so much as a sideways glance in the opposite direction.

Jhingan's effort to control a high ball back to his stopper goes spectacularly awry though, leaving his keeper in no-man's land and his team-mates in utter disbelief with what has just transpired.

What on earth was he thinking?

The mishap was made even worse by the fact it came in the ISL play-off semi-finals, although luckily for Jhingan and Kerala they took a 3-0 advantage into the second leg of this showdown.

Jhingan's mistake came after a goal from Chennaiyin FC defender Mikael Silvestre to put the tie well up for grabs late on, but Kerala bailed their haphazard defender out and managed to secure a 4-3 aggregate victory.

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Watch the own goal and judge for yourself

Goalkeeper Nandy probably took more of the blame for this comedy of errors than Jhingan, replaced soon after as he continued to look like he had another mistake in his locker late on.

Both men will be struggling to convince Kerala boss David James that they deserve to play in the final, but while he berates the unfortunate duo feel free to have a look at their struggles for yourself, in the video at the bottom of the page.

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