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Asmir Begovic breaks world record

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Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has been awarded a rather unusual award, after his incredible goal in the 1-1 draw against Southampton last season broken a Guinness World Record.

The goal, just 13 seconds into the Potters' Premier League clash against the Saints, covered an incredible 91.9m, almost the entire length of the pitch.

The ball was passed back to the Bosnian by his left back Erik Pieters, after Southampton lost possession just after the kick off.

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Begovic from well inside his own box launched a long ball, but on a rather windy day at the Britannia, was taken by a gust of wind, before landing just outside the Southampton penalty box, and bounced over the helpless Saints custodian Artur Boruc.

The Potters goalkeeper admitted that he was rather shocked to have won the award, telling the club website: "I feel amazing to be honoured in this way, I really do appreciate this award and the certificate will certainly take pride of place on the wall at home.

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"As a goalkeeper I didn't expect this to happen, not for this type of record anyway. I will take it though and enjoy it," he added. "I really do appreciate this award and the certificate will certainly take pride of place on the wall at home."

Despite the wonder goal, Stoke could not take full advantage of the fluke, as England international Jay Rodriguez equalised in the 42nd minute to earn Southampton a point. 

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