Airspace over Leicester, England is only now beginning to clear up after this midfielder’s lethal missile strike.
In Friday’s Championship (England’s second division) matchup between Leicester City and Watford, 18-year-old Chelsea FC up-and-comer Nathaniel Chalobah — currently on loan with Watford — delivered an unstoppable blast to the upper-left corner of the Leicester net, past goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
The goal came in the 43rd minute with Watford leading 1-0, as Chalobah fielded the ball from 35 yards out. But before the announcer could spit out the end of his previous sentence, Chalobah had already demolished the ball, sending it in for Watford’s second goal of the game.
“Wow. That’s the only adjective I’ve got for that, wow. That should not be allowed,” the bewildered commentator can be heard saying. “That is an unbelievable strike of a football, and it has silenced the entire stadium.”
Chalobah’s rocket turned out to be the game’s decisive goal, ensuring Watford would hold on to its crucial third place spot in the Championship standings and keep alive its hopes of promotion to the Premier League.
“I’m sure really there are a lot of Leicester fans that would love on a different day to applaud this — because that’s all you can do, just stand up and applaud it — because it comes out of nothing,” the announcer added. ”He’s got no right to strike the ball like that.”
Check out Chalobah’s amazing long-distance bomb in the video below.
Thumbnail image via Twitter/@AdamLeventhal