Xherdan Shaqiri produces brilliant elastico skill during Watford vs Stoke

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How do Sky Sports get away with dubbing Watford vs Stoke as ‘Super Sunday?’

It’s not a fixture that even the most ardent football fan would be desperate to sit down and watch on a Sunday lunchtime.

Unfortunately, the match was as dull as you’d expect. Stoke ran out 1-0 winners - but even the goal wasn’t good to watch.

Charlie Adam won a header from a corner - but only after giving Valon Behrami an almighty shove in the back. However, that somehow went unnoticed by the referee as Adam’s header struck the post before hitting Heurelho Gomes and going in.

In was a scrappy goal in a scrappy game.

However, those that preserved until the final minute of the match were treated to something quite brilliant.

With time running out, Xherdan Shaqiri sensibly headed to the corner flag to run down the clock. However, the Swiss international is full of tricks and decided that the 94th-minute was the perfect time to produce his favourite.

Shaqiri squared up Watford’s Roberto Pereyra and produced a sensational flip-flap skill that had the Argentina very confused.

Watch the brilliant piece of skill below:

And it seems as though there were still some people watching the match. That’s because the reaction on Twitter was quite incredible.

Check it out:

As mentioned, the elastico is Shaqiri’s favourite skill. That’s because we’ve seen him attempt to pull it off on a number of occasions.

Earlier this season, he tried to perform it on Chris Smalling at Old Trafford during Stoke’s 1-1 draw. On that occasion, the defender clearly fouled him to prevent him from reaching the ball but it was outrageous nevertheless.

It certainly cheered us up during 'Super Sunday'.

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