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Wigan Athletic - What A Goal

Maynor Figueroa`s stunning strike for Wigan Athletic in the 2-2 draw with Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium today had his manager, Roberto Martinez, drooling over the sheer arrogance of the attempt and the technical ability of the Honduras international to pull it off.

For those of you unaware of the goal, the Latics were awarded a free kick when Stoke player Rory Delap fouled Scott Sinclair about 3 yards inside the Latics half and the same distance in from the touchline on the left side of the pitch.

Figueroa approached the ball from an angle looked up to see Stoke keeper Sorensen slightly off his line and hit a thunderous effort from almost 60 yards into the top corner of the net, simply a fantastic strike and goal

Speaking after the game Martinez couldn`t hold back his admiration and said: 'I think the technicality of it doesn't surprise me at all because I know how Maynor strikes the ball every day in training'

'But the football arrogance to make that decision from a free-kick to score is special.

'From open play you are allowed to be that brave but from a free-kick you have to be a little bit arrogant because you look a fool in front of live television if you don't hit the target.

'I think it was a special moment, one of those moments when it is well worth being involved in football.

'I'm sure we will see that goal time after time and for a goalkeeper the standard of Sorensen to be beaten from that distance it has to be something special.

'It is just a shame that goal was not part of a winning scoreline.'

Best goal ever by a Latics player? If not it must be pretty close.

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Writer: Barry Worthington Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday December 12 2009

Time: 6:07PM

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Fantastic strike
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12/12/2009 18:11:00

Incredible goal.
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12/12/2009 23:21:00

The best goal of the season!
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13/12/2009 01:04:00

get your facys right it was Siclair that was fouled
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13/12/2009 03:46:00

Has to be Goal of the season, left me total silence and amazement.
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13/12/2009 04:31:00

i know what you mean wrathchild...I've seen it maybe 20 times and i cant believe it
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13/12/2009 09:18:00

I was that excited dwbob that I got my facys wrong! Still a good goal though who ever was fouled
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13/12/2009 09:39:00

Latics Best Ever Goal Crazyroofman
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13/12/2009 17:33:00

prefered baines volly in the last season in championship lol but still a wonder goal
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13/12/2009 19:40:00

I have'nt seen it yet, but it must've been fantastic!
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14/12/2009 12:44:00


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