Monday, December 21, 2009

More Best Goals From The Half Way Line!

Following up on my post on "The Best Goals From The Half Way Line", Wigan's Maynor Figueroa's 60.6 yards freekick now officially joined that list. The Honduran international belted one over Stoke's goalkeeper, Thomas Sorensen into goal during the Premier League weekend 12th December 2009. Sorensen in turn paid Wigan back for the humiliation by saving Hugo Rodallega's penalty to earn Stoke City a good point.

Paul Robinson in 2007 scored direct from a freekick in his own half a good 88 yards from goal. This was when Tottenham Hotspur met Watford on the 17th March 2007 with poor old Ben Foster in the Watford goal. He became the third goalkeeper to score in a Premier League match with that strike.

Just to appreciate the long distance strikes a bit more, the average length of a Premier League football pitch is 113 x 74 yards.

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