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Bizarre Championship goal as Leicester striker scores with his face

There will be less joy in the world on the day Manuel Almunia hangs up his gloves.

The ball rebounds off Chris Wood's face and loops towards the Watford goal.
The ball rebounds off Chris Wood's face and loops towards the Watford goal.
Image: Leicester City via YouTube

WATFORD WERE DENIED three points earlier this week when match officials failed to spot Fernando Forestieri’s shot squirt over the line against Brighton.

Luck was against the Hornets this afternoon as Chris Wood scored after 10 minutes. With his face.

The Foxes’ striker closed down Watford goalkeeper Manuel Almunia as he received a backpass inside his box. His endeavour to chase down a lost cause was rewarded as Almunia’s lazy clearance attempt cannoned off his Wood’s face and into the net. Take make matters a lot worse, City went on to win 3 — 0.

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