Arsenal academy graduate Chris Willock, currently playing for Benfica B, scored a goal his opponents will never want to see again in his match on Saturday.
The older brother of Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock, Chris left the Gunners for Benfica in the summer of 2017. He joined up with their B team, but it took him a while to get going, only scoring three goals and assisting two in 30 appearances over his entire debut season.
This campaign, however, the 21-year-old has started to hit his stride. He has nine goals and five assists in 26 games, mostly playing on the right wing, and he must be edging closer to some first-team call-ups.
Willock’s goal against Penafiel on Saturday was not exactly the best of his career though. After cutting back onto his left foot, the former Gunner shot straight at the opposition goalkeeper. Somehow, the ball squirmed through the keeper’s legs, before the defender on the line stumbled and made the same mistake:
They all count, I guess. Willock will just be happy to have helped his team to a 2-1 win on the day. Given he’s now scored in all of Benfica B’s last five wins, his team won’t mind much about the manner of the goals either.