Paul Gallagher Pulls Off Stunning Save To Help His Team Lose To Newcastle United

You'll probably never see a more blatant handball than this

Amid scenes of joy and relief at St. James' Park last night as Newcastle finally confirmed their promotion to the Premier League with a 4-1 victory over Preston North End, there was one moment of skill from their opposition that merits a moment of reflection.

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With the Toon 2-1 ahead and looking to put the game beyond doubt, a goal mouth scramble saw a shot expertly kept out by a diving save... from midfielder Paul Gallagher.

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The 32-year-old was duly sent off leaving Matt Richie to score the resulting penalty, but nevertheless goalkeepers across the land would have solemnly raised a gloved hand in recognition of a reactionary save any of them would have been proud of. Well done Paul. Sort of.