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Your top five goals of the season: No2

Posted on 16 June 2005  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Pedro Mendes' now infamous 'goal' that wasn't against Manchester United still won enough support to take second spot in your top five goals of last season.

Who needs reminding of that January night at Old Trafford?

We looked to have secured a fine point with the scoreline goalless and the clock ticking into injury time.

But then the moment that will go down in football folklore. It all started when United goalkeeper Roy Carroll raced out of his area with his side desperately looking to put together one final attack.

He made a bit of a hash of his clearance up the left touchline and it arrived at Pedro's feet some 50 yards from goal. He tried his luck, Carroll raced back, made it, but then spilled the ball clearly over the goalline - the keeper desperately clawed the ball out but unfortunately neither referee or linesman wasn't in place to award the goal and a famous win was denied.

Here is what you remember of that 'goal'.

Ian Lynch: "For me, the best goal of the season was Pedro Mendes against Manchester United at Old Trafford. For audaciousness, drama and controversy and in honour of Pedro, I feel that we should make this the best goal that never was!"

Bernie Nyman: "I'd like to vote for the Pedro Mendes 'goal' against Manchester United. It was an outrageously audacious piece of skill from an immensely talented player, and I'm sure we all believe that it was a travesty that it was not allowed. I sincerely hope that this experience helps to bring about the introduction of technology to clear up these goal line decisions."

Clive Walker: "In terms of how official the goal was, it wasnt a goal, but to me it was and it showed not only the skill of the individual to create such an opportunity, but the determination of the whole team to actually create the situation where, if it were official, we would have won. The 'goal' I am talking about was scored by Pedro Mendes, United v Spurs. It was a great goal and underlined the determination and potential of such a great team!"

Wayne Morris: "It has to be the goal that never was, Pedro Mendes with the vision to think he could chip Carroll from that far out AND succeed. Brilliant."

Alan Batten: "Has to be Pedro Mendes against Manchester United. A superb dipping long range shot in the final minute of play and perhaps the most talked about 'goal' of the decade so far!"

Dan Haley: "It has to be, without a shadow of a doubt, Pedro Mendes against Manchester United! Everyone knows it was a goal, he deserves to win for the vision he showed, added to the fact it was possibly the last kick of the game, so to do something like that shows what a fantastic player he is."

We'll have your favourite goal of last season and a full rundown of all the goals you voted for tomorrow. That's also when we'll announce the winner of the signed Michael Carrick programme - the prize going to one of the fans who voted for the goal of the season.