Wonder Goals: Scotland U21 Star Chris Maguire Scores Direct From Kick-Off, vs Iceland U21

Ollie Irish

12th, October 2010


By Ollie Irish

“Wowee!” is possibly the wettest reaction to a brilliant goal we’ve ever heard. Still, it doesn’t detract from a brilliantly executed goal by the Aberdeen youngster (he’s currently on loan with the Killies UPDATED: No he’s not). Straight from the kick-off, no less – albeit a kick-off straight after Iceland’s U21s had opened the scoring.

Someone was so impressed they even saw fit to change Maguire’s Wiki profile:

However, there was no happy ending for Maguire and Scotland’s U21s, as they lost the Euro 2011 playoff second leg 2-1 (4-2 on agg.), no thanks to two rocket shots by the classy Gylfi Sigurdsson.

It’s not such a terrible result for the Jocks as it looks, as Iceland currently have a fine crop of youngsters. Their U21s were the top scorers in the Euro 2011 qualifying group stages, with 29 goals in only eight games.