ENGLAND star Beth Mead scored a stunning winner as the Lionesses beat Brazil at the SheBelieves Cup.
But no one can tell if she meant it or if it was a cross that went spectacularly wrong.
With the scores level at 1-1 with 15 minutes to go, Fran Kirby drove forward in midfield and played the ball out wide to substitute Beth Mead.
The Arsenal forward took a touch to get it out of her feet on the right-hand side of the box then flashed a powerful strike past Aline Reis and into the top corner to hand victory to Phil Neville’s side.
On first viewing, it simply looks like a great strike but after watching the replay over and over, some people are convinced it was a cross gone wrong.
And with Nikita Parris running in at the back post, a pinpoint ball across goal would have given the Manchester City star a simple tap in.
So, did she mean it or was it a fluke?
Well, Mead herself took to social media to say that it was indeed a CROSS.
But she quickly backed that up with a wink emoji to imply she was having a cheeky pop at those calling her stunning goal an accident.
She wrote on Instagram: “WOW WHAT A FEELING….scoring a cross Great fight & character from the team to come from behind, now we recover prep & go again!”
But while Lionesses – who are next in action against hosts USA on Saturday – tweeted the goal with the caption “WOOOOOW,” Twitter was split.
Plenty replied simply saying: “Cross.”
But others were quick to back the former Sunderland star.
Emeka Kanu said: “Disagree. The way her feet left the ground. Think she meant that.”
Another added: “We have seen @bmeado9 do this on a few occasions at Arsenal women’s games and believe me that was never a cross she meant that.”
Lots of replies said “what a goal” and “definitely a shot” but @Kaoskev1 was not having it and wrote: “1. It’s a cross. 2. Terrible goal keeping. 3. Well done England! Get in.”
Keith Alexander was spot on, though, when he added: “If Ronaldo or Messi did that it would be on the news for months… Awesome strike.”
Either way… what a goal!