Monday 16 September 2019

WATCH: Cork City's Kieran Sadlier scores remarkable goal from inside his own box

Kieran Sadlier of Cork City celebrates after scoring his side's third goal
Kieran Sadlier of Cork City celebrates after scoring his side's third goal

Footage has emerged of Cork City's Kieran Sadlier's remarkable goal from inside his own penalty area to give his side victory over St Patricks Athletic at Richmond Park on Friday.

Cork recorded a 3-1 victory over St Pat's in their League of Ireland tie to stay within two points of leaders Dundalk at the top of the table.

The win was sealed in bizarre circumstances as St Pat's won a corner in injury time with the score 2-1, and in need of an equaliser the home side sent goalkeeper Tyson Farago up to compete.

Cork managed to clear the immediate danger and the ball fell to Sadlier on the edge of his own area. The 23-year-old saw the Pat's goal was unattended and hit the ball first-time, the home side powerless to stop the ball from bouncing into the open goal.

Soccer Republic have shared footage of the strike on social media this evening.

It was Sadlier's second goal of the game after he earlier won and then scored a penalty to give City the lead in just the second minute.

English-born Sadlier has been capped for Ireland at underage level, and moved to Cork City from Sligo Rovers in 2016.

Defending champions Cork moved within 2 points of Dundalk at the top of the League of Ireland table, while the defeat saw St Pat's drop to 5th.

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