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Charlie Adam produced the most embarrassing miss of the season for Stoke vs Watford

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It's been a pretty odd season so far for Mark Hughes' Stoke City.

Consistency has been hard to come by for the Potters, however, they have claimed some memorable results, such as beating Arsenal 1-0 and holding Manchester United to a 2-2 draw.

But, there has been some humiliation, particularly when they made the trip to the Etihad to face Pep Guardiola's high-flying Manchester City side, losing 7-2.

On Saturday, they faced another difficult prospect as they took on Marco Silva's impressive Watford side.

The Hornets have enjoyed a brilliant start to the season and were desperately unlucky not to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last weekend after their 2-1 win over Arsenal the week before.

But, it was Stoke who came out on top, winning 1-0 courtesy of a goal from Darren Fletcher after brilliant work from Xherdan Shaqiri

Amazingly Fletcher was starting his 100th consecutive match in the Premier League.

CHARLIE ADAM'S MOMENT OF SHAME

However, despite all the positives for Hughes and his men, former Liverpool man Adam will certainly not be heading back to Stoke in the best of moods.

That is because the Scottish midfielder produced one of the most embarrassing moments of the season in the dying moments of the match.

Watford were chasing an equaliser and left themselves understaffed at the back.

Adam latched on to a through ball, rounded Heurelho Gomes near the half-way line and then, somehow, proceeded to not find the back of the net.

Just watch below and marvel at something that you will rarely see at the highest level.

VIDEO

The way the ball creeps towards the post so slowly and then bounces out is almost beautiful to watch.

Thankfully for Adam, his miss did not prove costly, because if Watford had gone and equalised, he would have faced the hairdryer treatment from Hughes.

Naturally, Twitter had to have a right giggle at a moment that will be seen time and time again on blooper reels.

TWITTER REACTS

Brilliant stuff.

It is amazing to think that a guy renowned for scoring a few goals from inside his own half couldn't score from there.

To be fair, he does try the long-range effort about three times a game, so one or two surely had to go in.

More work on the training ground needed Charlie.

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Scotland Football
Watford
Stoke City
Charlie Adam
Football
Premier League
Liverpool
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