Former Sunderland player Connor Wickham scored a stunning goal in the FA Cup first round against South Shields.
The Forest Green Rovers forward scored a header past Myles Boney in the first half to give his team a 1-0 lead over South Shields. And he sealed the victory in style with a sensational strike from just the half-way line in the 96th minute. Wickham, seeing the goalkeeper off his line, shot from 50 yards and found the top corner, sending Forest Green into the second round.
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Bloody hell, Connor Wickham. pic.twitter.com/ZbmbzBTBtb
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Footage via BBC Sport
Speaking to the BBC post-match, Wickham said:
“I could see three or four times before the keeper was dead high, always off his line.
“I thought I’m not going to beat three people so I just thought he’s off his line why not try it.
“Thankfully it was kind of perfection.”