I was watching the FA Cup 4th round tie between Manchester City and Sheffield United live when the Blades scored first on this unusual incident in front of the City goal. It was pretty clear to me that the ball deflected off the balloons before winding up in the City goal.
Just desserts for City since their fans tossed the balloons? The referee at fault for not recognizing the influence of the “outside agent” which should have resulted in not allowing the goal? Hmmm.