Oar admits Japan goal was attempted cross

June 5, 2013
By Guy Hand
Socceroo Tommy Oar admits it.

His wonder goal in Australia's 1-1 World Cup qualifier draw with Japan on Tuesday night was an attempted cross.

"It's all a bit of a blur. I don't remember it taking a deflection, but it was a cross," a candid Oar said of his 82nd-minute looper which snuck between out-of-position Japanese goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima and the crossbar.

"Obviously, I was very happy with the goal.

"But it was obviously a bitter ending to the game. ...

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