Glass, Travers and Begovic therefore form a “small clique” of goalkeepers. “I think you could see more goalkeeping goals,” said Glass. “That’s what I thought when Mark met Travers. It was a great header that hit the near post.

“Sometimes I put on the gloves and train when they need another goalkeeper. With the modern way of goalkeeper training, the goalkeepers can shoot against the other goalkeepers themselves. This type of training could make goalkeepers more competent in front of goal. “

Glass said he was always a “frustrated striker”. Even at the end of his professional career, having represented more than a dozen clubs, he wasn’t sure he was better as a striker. After his retirement he immediately started playing as a center forward in Sunday league football.

It says a lot about the cultural implications of his goal for Carligel by Nigel Pearson that his boots from that game are now on display at the National Football Museum. Former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe always laughed when Glass said it was the “goal of football” rather than his own, but he really meant it.

“From a selfish point of view, I want to be the most famous goalkeeper,” said Glass. “But it’s not my moment. I’m a part of it and I’m reminded that I scored it, but it’s the context of the goal: seconds die, keep the team in the league. Everything geared towards this scenario.

“There’s a lot more to it than me. Look at Nigel Pearson. It was his first managerial job. Had Carlisle gone down, would he have gone on and done the great things that he did? There are many different aspects to history, and that’s the beauty of football. Alisson’s goal showed that beauty too. “