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WATCH: Did Newcastle score the luckiest goal of the year?

Brighton & Hove Albion v Newcastle United - Sky Bet Championship

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28: Goalkeeper David Stockdale of Brighton and Hove Albion reacts as Mohamed Diame of Newcastle United (not pictured) scores their first and equalising goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United at Amex Stadium on February 28, 2017 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

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We repeat: Did Newcastle United just score the luckiest goal of the year (assuming you believe in luck)?

Trailing 1-0 at then first place Brighton and Hove Albion, Christian Atsu flubbed a shot from the middle of the box that bounded off the plant leg of Mohamed Diame and spun into the goal for an equalizer.

The Magpies would later score a winner for Rafa Benitez via Ayoze Perez, sending them above the Seagulls atop the Football League Championship with a 2-1 win.

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I mean, really, look at that thing:

Perhaps it was karma because...

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