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VIDEO: Burnley fan saves shot from hitting baby in the face

A shot by a Burnley player almost directly hit a baby but luckily there was a fan to block the ball.

With Chelsea leading Burnley 1-0, the Clarets were pressing for an equalizer and doing so with attacking intent. Ashley Barnes found himself on the ball with a bit of space, so he popped off a shot that went just wide. No harm done, and Chelsea took its goal kick in an otherwise completely innocuous moment in an otherwise entertaining game.

Upon further review, we might have witnessed the save of the season.

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Replay of the shot showed the ball fly into the stands, where a Burnley fan reaches one row in front of him and palms the ball away from its otherwise inevitable target: a very small child’s head. What a stop.


Seriously, sign that man up. Chelsea could have used his services a few minutes later as Burnley would indeed find the equalizer on an exquisite free-kick from January signing Robbie Brady, and that kiddo was in perfect shape to witness the moment, thanks to this alert fan. What a save.

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