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

Published Add your comment

Football News

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.


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 v Stoke City - Premier League

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.


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.


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.

Scotland Football
Stoke City
Charlie Adam
Premier League
Mark Hughes

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again