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Vitesse coach Fraser admits speaking with Fankaty Dabo after Chelsea defender's amazing OG

Vitesse Arnhem coach Henk Fraser was able to see the lighter side of Fankaty Dabo's incredible own goal in defeat to FC Groningen.

The on-loan Chelsea defender stunned Europe with his stunning OG - put past goalkeeper Jeroen Houwen making his Vitesse debut.

Fraser concedes he was angry with Dabo afterwards, as the goal leveled the scores at 2-2 before Groningen went onto win 4-2.

"On the field, I said a bit, and after the game you have a chat, but today I have chosen to keep quiet," said the trainer to FOX Sports.

"It was annoying. Normally he does not make that distance with his left leg, a decent tap, but then they came back from 1-2, we didn't think we were certain to win the game - but we were in control."

Houwen, meanwhile, admits he regretted claiming he allowed the ball to beat him as he had already been booked and feared a red card for catching a back pass.

"A goalkeeper is always under a magnifying glass, that one mistake is inexcusable, and a keeper is dealt with, which is exactly what happens to me now. There is little room for nuance."

"In a flash, I made a decision, I thought I would get a real red, which was wrong," the 21-year-old goalkeeper now says. "I regret that statement in the media, the whole situation was new to me, so I have to go through the criticism now."

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