Tuesday 26 March 2019

Watch: Salford player scores long-range wonder goal with David Beckham watching

Beckham was in the stands for the first time after becoming a co-owner of the club.

(Martin Rickett/PA)
(Martin Rickett/PA)

By Edd Dracott, Press Association

Salford City’s Dennis Politic scored a wonder goal reminiscent of David Beckham’s classic long-range effort against Wimbledon, whilst the former England captain was in the stands.

Beckham was watching Salford for the first time since becoming co-owner of the Vanarama National League club, and saw Politic open the scoring in style at the Peninsula Stadium.

The 18-year-old’s left-foot 45-yard drive sailed over goalkeeper Mitch Walker, but wasn’t enough to stop opponents Dover beating Salford 3-1 in Saturday’s game.

However the strike was reminiscent of when Beckham scored from the halfway line for Manchester United against Wimbledon in 1996, when he was just 21.

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Beckham last month followed in the footsteps of former Manchester United team-mates Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt and secured a 10% stake in Salford.

It is the latest venture by the 43-year-old, who has a wide portfolio of interests following a career which took in the likes of Real Madrid, the Los Angeles Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris St Germain.

Beckham’s involvement in the club comes five years after the Neville brothers, Scholes, Giggs and Butt took ownership at Moor Lane.

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