Ismaila Sarr scored a quite incredible goal for Watford against West Brom from inside his own half at the Hawthorns.
In Monday evening’s Championship match, Sarr gave the away side an early lead with a moment of pure magic.
West Brom had started the match well and called goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann into action on a number of occasions.
However, out of absolutely nowhere, Sarr gave Watford the lead.
He took one touch, looked up and saw David Button off his line.
Having the quick thinking to attempt to score from his own half is one thing. But actually pulling it off is another.
But Sarr did just that and he drove the ball over Button and into the back of the net.
What. A. Goal.
VIDEO: Sarr scores from inside his own half vs West Brom
Has Ismaïla Sarr just scored the goal of the season ALREADY?! 🤯🔥pic.twitter.com/A2dKFrB4bk— Sky Sports (@SkySports) August 8, 2022
OH. MY. WORD!!! 🤯🤯🤯 Genius from Ismaïla Sarr, inside his own half! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/RBy8Ssmok1— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) August 8, 2022
We might be at the very start of the 2022/23 season but we might as well end the Goal of the Season competition now. Because that’s just ridiculous.
Watford are one of the favourites to be promoted from the Championship and make an immediate return to the Premier League.
The Hornets kicked off their campaign with a 1-0 victory over Sheffield United last Monday and took the lead against West Brom thanks to Sarr’s moment of genius.
And ahead of their trip to West Brom, manager Rob Edwards revealed there is a good feeling inside the Watford camp right now.
“There’s been a good vibe around the training ground. After a win it’s always a good feeling and it’s important to not get carried away, especially in the Football League,” he said.
“It will be another very difficult game, West Brom are always a formidable force, and Steve Bruce has four promotions from this league.
“They’ve recruited some good players and they will be a difficult team to get the better of. We know it’s going to be difficult, especially at their place, but it’s one we’re looking forward to and I think it’ll be difficult for them too.”