It's been a hectic few days of football following the International break. We've seen the top leagues from around Europe return along with the Champions League, Championship and a double header of Football League action. There's been some high scoring games and one of the best spectacles came over in Cleethorpes, when Grimsby Town and Tranmere Rovers produced a 7 goal thriller. It was a rain soaked evening at Blundell Park but the entertainment certainly wasn't damp, with both sides producing some fantastic attacking play.
The strugglers and outsiders pre-match were Grimsby Town but they put on a brilliant display, rolling out 5-2 winners with a few superb goals. But the match will be remembered by many for a controversial second which was scored by Mariners forward Wes Thomas. The build up to the goal was nice, some lovely quick passing down the left which led to Charles Vernam beating his man and fizzing across a vicious ball into the six yard box where Thomas was eagerly lurking to tap home.
The 31 year-old made no mistake from close range but he appeared to clearly handle the ball over the line to the anger and dismay of the Tranmere players and supporters behind the goal. It's pretty mad that the officials didn't manage to spot it and it proved to be an important moment in the match, with the Mariners going onto run riot! Some supporters on Twitter are calling it the Hand of Cod which is absolutely brilliant! 🐟
Watch Thomas' goal below: (Courtesy of @Grimjos)