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Ex-Swansea striker Lee Trundle scores brilliant penalty

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Thousands of penalties get taken around the world every year so it usually takes something pretty special for one to go viral.

Even more so when the penalty taker is a former Swansea striker and it has occurred during a charity match.

But once you watch the video below, we think you'll understand exactly why Lee Trundle's unorthodox spot kick has been thrown around the internet so much over the last 24 hours.

The 40-year-old, who also spent time playing for Bristol City, Leeds United and Preston North End, was appearing for a Swansea All Stars XI against a Briton Ferry Llansawel over-35s team.

However, he showed he's still got it by scoring six of Swansea's 11 strikes during an entertaining 15-goal affair.

And his penalty stole the show with one of the cheekiest efforts you are ever likely to see.

Trundle approached the ball as if he was going to adjust its position on the spot - only to stun the opposing goalkeeper by toe-poking an effort towards goal.

As you can see by the video below, the keeper was left stranded and could only watch as Trundle's spot-kick rifled past him into the top corner.

Outrageous, right?

Despite now being 40-years-old, Trundle is still turning out for Welsh Second Division side Llanelli Town on a regular basis and that penalty shows his class really is permanent.

While it is still quite a risky tactic, Trundle's spot-kick technique certainly has more chance of success than the now infamous Simeone Zaza run up from Euro 2016.

And it is actually harder than it looks. TalkSPORT's breakfast team attempted to recreate the ex-Swansea striker's effort in a small five-a-side goal, with mixed success - to put it politely.

In fact, it took Ian Abrahams three tries just to find the back of the net - see below.

We should now probably expect even more attempts to recreate the Trundle penalty in Sunday League matches up and down the country.

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