WATCH: Watford’s Wesley Hoedt scores a halfway line SCREAMER against Hull City

Wesley Hoedt scores an unbelievable goal against Hull City in the Championship.


WATCH: Watford’s Wesley Hoedt scores a halfway line SCREAMER against Hull City

Screen grab of Wesley Hoedt's goal (Via X/@WatfordFC)

Halfway-line screamers and center-backs are a match made in heaven. Former Southampton defender, currently playing for Watford, Wesley Hoedt has become the latest player to join an elite list of halfway-line goal scorers. The 29-year-old’s goal against Hull City in the EFL Championship has gone viral on social media, with his 40-yard strike ensuring the win for his side.

The goal came in the 74th minute of the game, with the score tied 1-1. His strike caught everyone by surprise, including Hull City goalkeeper Ryan Allsop. His goal proved to be the winner as the home side was left with no response following his goal. The defender was quick to intercept a Hull City player and without wasting any time, unleashed his strike into the opposition goal. The ball missed everyone, including a backtracking Allsop before hitting the back of the net.

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The goalkeeper expressed his disappointment with Hull City players not closing down the defender. However, Hoedt was well on his way to facing the away fans, who were overjoyed at the unexpected strike.

He celebrated by stepping on the advertisement board, before facing the crowd, arms outstretched as the home side drowned the stadium with ‘boos’.

Wesley Hoedt talks about his ‘wonder goal’

The 29-year-old defender, Wesley Hoedt, who also joined Lazio in 2017, spoke to the Watford club media after the goal. Speaking about his goal, he said that he noticed their striker receiving the ball but a bad turn helped him intercept the pass.

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Wesley Hoedt celebration
Wesley Hoedt’s goal celebration against Hull City (Via X/@WatfordFC)

He then proceeded to give the most nonchalant reply, stating:

I saw the goalie was off his line and thought, why not?

Hoedt also said that his club had a game plan in place against Leicester City which he used in this game. The Leicester keeper typically employs a high line, but he couldn’t use that strategy against them, resulting in a 2-0 loss for Watford in November. Hoedt modestly described his goal as pure instinct. Despite the acclaim, he shifted the credit to the entire squad, stating that they have been excellent.

Watford will now take on Hoedt’s former club Southampton as either side is in top form. Watford’s only loss in their last 9 games came against Leicester City, while Southampton are undefeated in their last 10 games. Watford are currently 10th in the EFL Championship, with 27 points in 19 games. Southampton are higher up at 4th, having racked up 37 points from an equal number of outings.

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