On this day 13 years ago, Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson produced one of the most unforgettable moments in Premier League history.
Spurs were leading Watford 1-0 at White Hart Lane midway through the second-half when the former England shotshopper went to take a free-kick from just outside his own penalty area. Little did he know how much that one set-piece would end up being talked about.
Robinson sent the ball down field and it bizarrely bounced before looping up and in over Ben Foster to double Tottenham’s lead. Remarkably, it wasn’t his first career goal after netting for Leeds United in a League Cup victory over Swindon Town four years earlier.
Spurs official Twitter page posted the video earlier today and as you can imagine, Tottenham fans reacted in a humorous way – with the club currently in desperate need of a striker, although Harry Kane is expected to now be fit after the resumption of the Premier League.
Here are some of the best responses from Spurs supporters….
Please say he can play striker for the love of god PLEASE!
— Stefan Green ???? (@StefanGreen19) March 17, 2020
England’s number 1, England England’s number 1
— Steve T (@TimmoTimson) March 17, 2020
That’s how we’re playing now – is Robbo available?
— Mike Couzens (@mike_couzens) March 17, 2020
Tottenhams best striker
— Chirag Gadhvi (@Chirag__Gadhvi) March 17, 2020
Remember this popping up on Teletext ? @frogster4
— Gary Curwood (@gaza93) March 17, 2020
Great effort from their keeper tbf
— No son SZN? (@son_szn) March 17, 2020