Once upon a time, football fans were impressed when a player, say David Beckham, could score a goal from the half-way line.
Well frankly, in the modern age that is not enough. In football these days the half-way line is the new six yard box and so on, so it takes a little bit more than lobbing a flailing Neil Sullivan to get anyone to sit up and take notice.
Step forward Mor Diouf. The SuperSport United player picked up the ball from well inside his own half, took a couple of paces and hammered a shot into the net from around 70 yards out. To make the sensational strike even better, it turned out to be the match-winning goal. Still blinking in disbelief after the Absa Premiership game against Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday, Supersport boss Gavin Hunt said: “To be fair we got out of jail in this game and only won because of a wonder goal.”
Now, there have been plenty of contenders for the best goal of 2013 but the speed at which the ball hit the net and the fact the goalkeeper is beaten outright rather than unable to scamper back in time make Diouf's effort a pretty strong candidate for the award. Check it out above, and have your say below.
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