Sam Clucas has gone viral after he scored an incredible goal from the halfway line goal for Stoke against Barnsley yesterday.
He took advantage of a poor clearance from Terriers’ keeper Bradley Collins to loop the ball over and into the net after eight minutes.
Sam Clucas this season:
1420 minutes played
27 headers won
24 key passes
21 free kicks won
10 successful dribbles
10 shots on target
2 yellow cards
And THIS today:pic.twitter.com/qrKZOYmX09
— Championship Stats (@Champstat) November 9, 2019
Lee Gregory doubled the visitors’ lead on the half an hour mark in front of the 4,000 Stoke fans.
Barnsley got themselves back in the game thanks to Cameron McGeehan just after the break.
However any hopes of a comeback for the hosts soon disappeared after Joe Allen and Clucas make it 4-1, before Patrick Schmidt got a consolation.
O’Neill was officially appointed on Friday, but insisted on taking charge of the relegation threatened Potters today.
On Clucas, he said: “I know Sam’s got that capability.
“He’s a terrific player, athletically, and it’s probably something he needs to add more to his game, so it was great for him to get the two goals.
“It’s just a shame he’s had to come off with the foot injury and hopefully that’s not as bad as we fear and he’s not out for too long.
“We have so many good players, but they need to play and play in a system that suits them and we have to get consistency in the team.
“So certainly performances like Sam’s today are very welcome.”
Fans took to give their reaction to Sam Clucas’ halfway line goal, with many a GIF posted – see those tweets on the next page.