World Football

We Remember: Tim Howard Scores a Goal from His Own Box

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 04:   Adam Bogdan of Bolton Wanderers is unable to stop Tim Howard of Everton scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Bolton Wanderers at Goodison Park on January 4, 2012 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJuly 2, 2014

Tim Howard was phenomenal in goal for the United States during a record-setting World Cup match against Belgium on Tuesday, but he has shown in the past that he can do more than just keep opponents from scoring.

While playing for Everton back in January 2012, the keeper scored on a wind-blown clearance from about 100 yards against Bolton. Howard's clearance took only one bounce before going into the net.

The goal gave Everton a 1-0 lead in the second half, but Bolton rallied for a 2-1 victory. The wild goal made Howard just the fourth goalie to ever score in an English Premier League match.

Which was more impressive, Howard's goal or his incredible performance against Belgium?


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