Everton Keeper Tim Howard Scores From His Own Net (Video)

tim howard goalWith the winds gusting at high speeds inside Goodison Park yesterday, Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard took advantage, as he launched a shot from his own box that would land a few meters in front of Bolton keeper Adam Bogdan, before bouncing over his head and into the back of the net.

It was only the fourth goal ever scored by a keeper in Premier League history, however, replays show that much of the credit should go to the wind, which helped the ball take a crazy bounce and completely fool Bogdan in the process.  Oddly enough, while his entire team celebrated, Howard showed little emotion following his goal.  According to him, it was a sign of respect for his opposing keeper:

“It’s not a nice place to be,” Howard said. “I’ve been there before — a long, long time ago — and that was why I didn’t celebrate.”  [TSN.ca]

Unfortunately for Howard, he and his teammates weren’t able to enjoy the goal to its fullest extent, as Bolton answered with two goals of their own to give them the 2-1 victory.  But that shouldn’t prevent you from enjoying Howard’s 100-yard goal.

Check it out.

Hat Tip to my boy Cooner

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