Southampton's Che Adams lobs Ederson from 40 yards for first Premier League goal

  • Kobe Tong

Che Adams has finally scored his first Premier League goal and it was worth the wait.

The former Birmingham City striker has struggled to adapt to England's top flight since moving to Southampton last summer, going 22 games without a goal.

It comes in stark contrast to his final season in the Championship in which he bagged 22 goals in just 48 games, a marked improvement on his previous spell with Sheffield United.

However, his failure to hit the ground running at Southampton meant that Adams went into today's match as his first Premier League start since December.

Besides, going almost a year without scoring in the league won't have filled Ralph Hasenhüttl with confidence, especially when he also has Golden Boot-chasing Danny Ings in the squad.

Southampton vs Manchester City

So imagine everyone one's surprise when Adams not only breaks his duck with a goal against double-champions Manchester City, but with a goal of the season contender to boot.

City goalkeeper Ederson has something of a reputation for being a 'sweeper keeper', but the Brazilian probably wished he'd stayed on his goal-line at the St. Mary's Stadium.

That's because Adams took advantage of a misplaced pass from Oleksandr Zinchenko in the most incredible way imaginable by lobbing City's number one from fully 40 yards. 


Che Adams scores an absolute belter

The nerve to have taken on such a difficult shot having gone so long without scoring deserves the utmost respect and Adams will be delighted to end his drought in such spectacular fashion.

Check out the stunning goal down below:

It's certainly one way to mug off one of the best goalkeepers in the world. Have a load of that.

Just about every football fan was delighted for Adams. So many players struggle to make the cut when they progress to the Premier League, but it's so delightful to see when people buck the trend.

You only have to look at Jamie Vardy moving to 100 Premier League goals earlier this week having started out in Non-League and progressing through clubs like Halifax Town and Fleetwood Town.


Obviously, Adams is miles away from replicating that sort of success, but you wouldn't put it past him to keep scoring and scoring after delivering such a special goal against a Pep Guardiola side.

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