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Watford’s Wesley Hoedt scores an outrageous half-line goal

Wesley Hoedt of Watford hits a midway line screamer against Hull City.

Center-backs and half-line screamers are a marriage made in heaven. Wesley Hoedt, a former Southampton defender now playing for Watford, has become the latest player to join an elite group of halfway-line goal-scorers. The 29-year-old’s goal against Hull City in the EFL Championship went viral on social media, with his 40-yard shot clinching his team’s victory.

The goal occurred with the game tied at 1-1 in the 74th minute. Everyone, even Hull City custodian Ryan Allsop, was taken aback by his strike. His goal proved to be the winner as the home side was left with no response following his goal.

The defender was fast to intercept a Hull City player and struck the opponent goal without hesitation. Before hitting the back of the net, the ball missed everyone, including a retreating Allsop. The custodian showed his displeasure at Hull City players’ failure to close down the defender. Hoedt, on the other hand, was well on his way to addressing the away fans, who were ecstatic at the surprise strike.

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Wesley Hoedt discusses his fantastic goal

Wesley Hoedt. (Source: BBC)
Wesley Hoedt. (Source: BBC)

Wesley Hoedt, a 29-year-old defender who joined Lazio in 2017, talked to the Watford club media after the goal. When asked about his goal, he explained that he saw their striker getting the ball, but a botched turn allowed him to intercept the pass.

He stated, “I saw the goalie was off his line and thought, why not?”

Watford will now face Hoedt’s previous club Southampton, who are both in excellent form. Watford’s sole defeat in the previous nine games came against Leicester City, while Southampton is unbeaten in their last ten. Watford are presently tenth in the EFL Championship, having collected 27 points from 19 games. Southampton are fourth, having accumulated 37 points from an identical amount of games.

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