Cardiff City Defender Mark Hudson Scores from Own Half Against Derby (Video)

Michael Cummings@MikeCummings37Featured Columnist IVNovember 30, 2016

Here's an amazing goal from the Championship, the second tier of English football.

The scorer is Mark Hudson of Cardiff City. The opponent was Derby County on Tuesday.

And the amazing part is that Hudson scored from his own half of the pitch.

Cardiff won the match 2-0. You can watch the video above.

Hudson, a central defender, said after the match that he had asked for video of the goal. Then, just to show how good he is at this whole goalscoring thing, he offered a few choice clichés about it.

From the BBC:

"People might laugh but [keeping a clean sheet] was more important and that's how I felt straight after the game."

"We've had three draws at home but to win that, they [Derby] have come here with no fear, they've got nothing to play for, they can go out and enjoy themselves."

"But we knew we had to win, it was a bit of pressure, we didn't start well but we've ground out another result which we've been doing recently."

Pressed for more about the goal itself, Hudson claimed he actually was going for goal. Then, he went back to the clichés.

"I did mean it, it was more the crowd that shouted 'shoot' and I realised that he [Fielding] was off his line and I thought I'd try my luck, try and middle it and see where it goes," Hudson added.

"I caught it sweet and it managed to go in. When it went in I was more shocked, I looked around to see if anyone was jumping up and down."

"I just saw Marshy [David Marshall] run from his goal... I just can't believe it's gone in, I couldn't tell you my feelings but I am really happy with the clean sheet and the three points."

OK, OK, OK. We get it, Mark. You're excited that your team got the three points. Gah.

Just so Hudson's satisfied, I'll mention that Cardiff currently lead Middlesbrough by four points with two matches left in the race for the Championship's final playoff spot.

That means we could see a 60-yard bomb next season in the Premier League.

Or not.