Jack Colback nets "goal of the season" but fans divided if it was intentional

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Jack Colback stunned fans across the country with his sensational strike against West Brom on Monday night – but did he mean it?

Fans have debated whether the Nottingham Forest star meant his goal after hitting the ball on the volley from an incredibly tight angle. The trajectory of the shot left David Button with absolutely no chance as he looped in over his head.

It was one of four goals that Forest scored against the Baggies in an incredible performance at the City Ground. With both sides looking to clinch a spot in the Championship play-offs, this was quite the marker from Steve Cooper's side.

The win has put Forest in fifth while West Brom's season is looking close to over as they sit 10th and six points off sixth-placed Sheffield United. With just three matches to go for Steve Bruce's side, it looks increasingly likely that they will spend another year in the second division.

But that fate might not befall Forest, who have looked a fine outfit since Cooper took over in September and they have high hopes of clinching promotion. And with players like Colback sinking strikes that look out of this world, that might be a sight that Premier League fans might have to get used to.

However, a debate is raging on whether the former Newcastle ace actually meant to score or just tried to put a cross in. Indeed, Colback put his hand over his mouth during his goal celebration as if to sheepishly admit that it was a bit of a fluke – but why would he first-time volley a ball into the box with no pressure on him?

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One fan assertively ruled: "Never in a million years meant that." But another replied: "I think he did I dunno why you would cross the ball in that way or with that speed."

And another said: "Cannot for the life of me decipher whether he meant that or not." While this fan wrote: "There's no way he actually meant that, but worldie regardless."

That Twitter user was not the only confused one, with another writing: "I thought there was more chance of me winning the lottery than seeing Jack Colback score a screamer."

While a fan is sure he meant to score after saying: "He hits it like a shot doesn’t he? If you’re crossing that aren’t you taking a touch? Ridiculous if he did mean it."

Whether or not Colback did it on purpose, everyone can agree that it was an absolute delight to watch – except West Brom fans – who were on the end of a hiding. With Fulham and Bournemouth looking like they have clinched promotion, there is still everything to play for with the play-offs coming up soon.

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