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Wolves: Fans remember anniversary of Temuri Ketsbaia wonder goal

Wolves: Fans remember anniversary of Temuri Ketsbaia wonder goal

Wolves’ official Twitter channel was in nostalgic mode yesterday as it dug out a classic set piece move from the archives.

On August 13th, 2000, Temuri Ketsbaia caught Sheffield Wednesday’s defence off guard when, from a direct free kick, he instead played a deft one-two with Simon Osbourne, with Lee Naylor providing a clever dummy, before hammering a 22-yard shot into the roof of the visitors’ net.

That goal broke the deadlock in the 17th minute of a game which finished 1-1 and began in dramatic fashion, with Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Kevin Pressman sent off after just 13 seconds for handball outside his penalty area. [via BBC]

Ketsbaia was making his competitive debut for Wolves that day and would score just once more for the club, having played only eight times in two seasons at Molineux.

The 52-cap Georgia international had come to Wolves from Newcastle and Molineux would be the penultimate stop of his club career, which concluded with Anorthosis in Cyprus.

Wolves finished the 2000/01 First Division campaign in 12th place and, on the 19th anniversary of Ketsbaia’s first goal for the club, these Wolves fans on Twitter noted some of the memories from that day, not least the hue of the home kit:

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