With Rafa Benitez at the helm, an experienced squad and money in the bank, Newcastle are many people’s favourites to win the Championship this season. However, in the season-opener on Friday night, the Magpies went down 1-0 to Fulham, with the impressive Denis Odoi lighting up Craven Cottage with a piece of fantastic original skill.
With a pass hit high in the air towards Odoi, the Belgian turned away from the ball and then flicked it past Paul Dummett with his back, a piece of improvisation the likes of Ronaldinho would be proud of…
This first touch from Denis Odoi though… 🔥😭😱 https://t.co/vHJiAONUdN
— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) August 6, 2016
Expect to see rather less gifted men and women try out a similar move in Sunday league games across the country this season!