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Ben Hamer has fans in stitches with ridiculous overdramatic late dive as Bristol City equalise

Ben Hamer has fans in stitches with his ridiculous overdramatic late dive as Bristol City equalise against Watford on Saturday.

The Robins were 1-0 down after 13 minutes with Dele-Bashiru netting from the spot, but soon drew level when Scott Twine got on a rebound.

But it’s the reaction of the 36 year old Watford stopper that got people talking, seemingly watching the ball go in and only then decided to make a rather pointless dive on 25 minutes.

Bristol City boss Liam Manning said on Scott Twine, per Bristol Live: “I was pleased with him. For a first game with the lads, in terms of relationships and understanding, I thought he showed what he’s about.

“First-half, he’ll be frustrated by the one he missed on a cut-back, knowing him that’s a chance I’d expect him to take.

“The header? It’s the first header in his career. Genuinely. Whether it was his head or his nose, I’m not sure! But right place, right time.

“I thought he showed flashes today in terms of first-half, where he’s picking things up and trying little diagonals over defender’s heads and when you think about counter-attacks in the second half, how he linked it, and how quite a lot of it we released to him and then countered to get us up the pitch. It was pleasing.

“Delighted to get him, it’s not often you’re able to get somebody who’s started 20+ games in the Championship who have consistently been in the top 10 and around us. So to be able to take him off somebody we’re in direct competition with has been a positive thing.

“I don’t want to ramp up a crazy amount of pressure on him but he’s only going to get better.

Manning added on set pieces: “The speed of it, the consistency, it doesn’t surprise me, and we had a lot of chances off it today. And that’s off of 15 minutes of doing it yesterday, that’s all we’ve had to work on it.

“Even then it was a quick run-through and the attacking free-kicks, Pat (Mountain) probably spent 10 minutes on it so the fact we’ve got some time on the grass to work will be hugely welcomed by all of us and hopefully things will go from strength to strength on that.”

Watford boss Valerien Ismael said, as per the club website: “It’s a solid point, it was a good game. It was similar to the first game at home where we made three mistakes and we got punished. This time we made one mistake and got punished.

“I think we were always strong and tactically very good. We pressed well, we were well organised, we have more control now of the left side. The intent in the first half was really good.

“We will take the point with a good feeling but with a feeling of some homework to do. We will do our homework to improve, to make sure that next time we get the three points.

“We have so many good young players in the sqaud, we have improved a lot this season. I think now it’s about taking the next step, the maturity, the decision making, the first touch.

“We put ourselves in good situations but the last pass and the crosses were just hectic. The period of the season we’re in now, when it’s all about winning games, you have to be more mature in decision making.

“We need to not always try and make the great action from the back, sometimes if we play the ball into the channel it could be a good decision. We can be more calm in the last third.

“It’s a pleasure to work with the young players and every game now is a chance to be better in that direction.

“We had two big chances with Yáser Asprilla to go in front.

“Ben Hamer made two big saves for us, with Jake Livermore clearing off the line. We made it difficult unnecessarily but on the other hand that is okay, we need to make sure with our decision making we are more ruthless.

“I think you need to control the ball more in the opponent’s half and stay more calm.

“When we got the ball in the opponent’s half we took too many touches, we lost the ball and it goes in the other direction. It cost a lot of energy to go back. It is the energy you are missing to make the difference at the end.”

As mentioned, Ben Hamer has fans in stitches with his ridiculous overdramatic late dive as Bristol City equalise…

@ANT_LCFC: Like a proclubs keeper

@TheExiledRobin: Apart from his comedic dive wide past the post for the goal, Ben Hamer actually played the best I think I’ve ever seen him play yesterday. Even on the goal he made a great save to prevent Conway scoring – kept them level second half

@ziron98802207: what is the keeper doing haha

@adamachels: Someone tell the goalkeeper to restart his router

@revel_001: The goalkeeper is lagging

@AshFinney1: hope that Watford keeper does this against us a week on Wednesday 🤣🤣🤣 #swfc

@Rand_RMFC: The goalie saw an invisible ball let him be

@Sam_AEC: Honestly, I love Ben Hamer. 😂

@micksawfc: what people expect manu to do everytime we concede a goal

@BrumHarry: When that one mate goes in goal on pro clubs:

@LeroiJackson16: Watford goalie must be playing pro clubs

@Yourchargie_: See the keeper, how man go useless like this?? 🤣

@AniHarish1: Ben Hamer. City through and through what a lad ❤️

@MRodge99: Fucking hell where’s he going???

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