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Ismaila Sarr scores from his own half and could be goal of the season already

Ismaila Sarr scores from his own half and could be goal of the season already

What a strike.

Ismaila Sarr has just given Watford the lead against West Bromwich Albion with a superb goal from inside his own half.

Sarr picked up the ball unmarked near the halfway line in this evening's Championship clash and quickly turned to have a glimpse at goal.

The Senegal international spotted David Button off his line and decided to go for the spectacular with a right-footed effort.

Button pedalled back towards his net, but was helpless as the ball sailed over his head and into the back of the net. Just check it out below.

Home fans inside the Hawthorns was stunned into silence as Sarr wheeled away in celebration with his teammates.

The Watford away end came unglued and cameras caught goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann with a huge smile on his face.

Fans have reacted to the strike and they're convinced it could be goal of the season - just a few weeks in.

One person said: "I'm stunned nobody in the Premier League has snapped this guy up."

Another commented: "Goal of the year sorted already then."

A third out: "Manchester United will bid £80 million tomorrow."

While someone tweeted: "Goodness me that is a special goal."

Watford were relegated from the Premier League last season and started life back in the Championship with a narrow 1-0 win over Sheffield United last Monday.

Rob Edwards replaced Roy Hodgson as manager over the summer and he's one of the youngest managers in the division, with his 40th birthday coming up on Christmas Day.

West Brom boss Steve Bruce boasts a 24 year career in management and Edwards is a big admirer.

"Steve is someone I have a lot of respect for," he said pre-match per Watford Observer.

Watford manager Rob Edwards. (Image

"I’ve worked with and under a lot of coaches and there are things I thought were good and things where I thought I’d do it differently.

"I have to be myself and try to be the best I can be but of course I will continue to learn from everyone I’m working with.

"There is more I don’t know than do know so I have a lot to learn but a lot of my experiences have got me to this point and am looking forward to hopefully being in a better position at the end of this season." 

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Watford, West Brom, EFL Championship