WREXHAM star Paul Mullin appeared to score a bizarre optical illusion goal – but the mystery has now been solved.
The 28-year-old was in action against Aldershot in the National League when he appeared to score an elusive back-heel.
Mullin sped away from the defenders, but the ball stuck under his feet and landed behind him.
Thinking quickly, he turned and backheeled the ball and somehow managed to hit the keeper.
Fan footage of the goal went viral and everyone was amazed at how he managed to bounce the ball, which would have been his hat-trick in the game.
However, there is a simple explanation when it comes to what really happened.
A different camera angle shows that Mullin’s efforts actually required a deflection from a charging defender, which was difficult to see in the original video.
The goal ended in a Corey Jordan own goal and Wrexham’s captain had to settle for a brace.
Fans joked when they realized they had been tricked by the first video, one called: “We were deceived.”
Phil Parkinson’s side won the thriller 4-3 thanks to a 96th-minute winner from Sam Dalby.
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Mullin’s two goals in the game brought his season tally to an incredible 32 goals in 36 games this season.
Wrexham are currently second in the fifth tier of English football and face a battle with Notts County for automatic promotion to the second tier.
The club is owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.
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