Steve Sidwell scores from 50-yards for Brighton against Bristol City

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Steve Sidwell may be reaching the end of his career but that doesn’t mean the midfielder has lost any of his talents.

The midfielder finds himself playing for high-flying Brighton in the Championship and has just rolled back the years with a quite incredible goal.

Brighton were looking to consolidate second place in the Championship after Huddersfield could only draw earlier in the day. They knew a victory against Bristol City at Ashton Gate would put them five points clear of third-place Huddersfield.

And Sidwell got them off to a sensational start when he scored an unbelievable goal in the 13th minute.

Sidwell won a tackle on the halfway line and didn’t think twice about taking a shot from 45-yards with his left-foot.

The former Premier League star caught the ball perfectly causing Richard O’Donnell to back-pedal furiously in the Bristol City goal.

However, O’Donnell struggled to run backwards quick enough and ended up tripping over his own feet leaving the ball free to sail over his head and into the back of the net.

It was an outstanding strike from Sidwell and brought back memories of Xabi Alonso’s goal against Newcastle with Steve Harper falling over during that strike at Anfield.

Soon after Sidwell’s wonder goal, Jamie Murphy doubled Brighton’s lead in the west country as Chris Hughton’s side look to further their title credentials.

He’s had an impressive career, scoring 62 goals in total but we’re pretty sure none of them have been better than the one he scored this evening.

What a strike.

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