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Save of the week: Ben Mee (Burnley) vs Reading

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Reading claimed a 1-0 home win over Burnley on Friday - in a match that will be remembered for a mind-boggling piece of defending from Clarets' Ben Mee.

Burnley defender Ben Mee uses his head to prevent Reading's Noel Hunt from scoring
Burnley defender Ben Mee uses his head to prevent Reading's Noel Hunt from scoring

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Noel Hunt looked certain to score for Reading during a goalmouth scramble after keeper Lee Grant fumbled Ian Harte's free-kick.

But Mee, already on the floor, bravely stuck his head behind the ball and, risking a serious head injury, took the full impact at point-blank range to divert the ball over.

It was an astonishing act of bravery, putting his head in where it hurts, just inches from Hunt's swinging boot.


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