Wolves’ official Twitter channel was in nostalgic mode yesterday as it dug out a classic set piece move from the archives.
Temuri Ketsbaia with an unstoppable strike!#OnThisDay 19 years ago…
— Wolves (@Wolves) August 13, 2019
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]
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:
Proper old gold that
— brizzlewolf (@A_Bristol_Wolf) August 13, 2019
Loved that kit
— Fergie (@FergusonStuart) August 13, 2019
Such a great shirt.
— …. (@Owbistyow) August 13, 2019
That strike and that top
— Dr Nuno’s European Adventure Extravaganza (@Normwolves85) August 13, 2019
What a kit.
— JayWolf (@wolfiejay1981) August 13, 2019
What a well worked free kick. Total limbs that day
— Stu Owen (@stu00763) August 13, 2019
The Georgian Ronaldo
— Ryan (@Rabbitofdeth) August 13, 2019
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