Henrik Mkhitaryan’s superb right-footed flick for Man Utd against Sunderland looked like a contender for goal of the season.
That was then trumped only days later by Olivier Giroud for Arsenal in their game against Crystal Palace.
But their scorpion kicks are no match for Nigerian defender Festus Baise.
Playing in the Hong Kong Premier League, Baise manages to connect with a cross on the edge of the box with a scorpion kick, sending the ball sailing over the helpless keeper and into the net.
But the only problem for the Sun Hei player was that his gem of a scorpion kick landed in his own net.
After the freak own goal, Baise is seen lying on the ground for several seconds, hoping that it would swallow him up, before walking off with a wry smile.
“I’m surprised so many people on YouTube are talking about the own goal, people are watching it every day”
Speaking after wonder goal, Baise said: “I feel bad, I feel sad to score that kind of goal.
“I don’t think I will ever be able to do it again.
“I’m surprised so many people on YouTube are talking about the own goal, people are watching it every day.”
Baise, 36, added that the attention made him feel bad because every day it reminded him of his mistake
After the goal, Baise was affectionately given the nickname “Scorpion King” by the fans.
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