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Late goals to blame for car crashes

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Almost half a million car crashes are the result of drivers losing control after late goals, according to new research.

Insurance company More Than says research suggests football fans lose control at the wheel when they hear their team score, a problem termed Final Score Syndrome.

"With the Premier League coming to a thrilling conclusion a lot of fans will either be suffering joy or despair this weekend," said Pete Markey, from More Than.

"Sunday in particular could prove a peak day for Final Score Syndrome.

"We urge fans to keep calm, keep your eyes on the road, hands on the wheel and remember, there's always next season."

Chelsea fans are the worst sufferers of Final Score Syndrome, according to More Than.

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