Nicky Butt Scores Free-Kick, Fluffs Penalty On South China Debut (Video)

Chris Wright

1st, December 2010


By Chris Wright

Despite looking a little bit pap for the majority of the game, famously goal-shy midfielder Nicky Butt (we’re talking 29 goals during a professional career that began way back in the primordial mists of 1992) netted directly from a free-kick on his debut for Hong Kong outfit South China against HKFA league rivals TSW Pegasus.

However, just six minutes down the line Butt reverted to type as he chipped a penalty against the bar and then proceeded to shank the volleyed rebound horribly wide…

…Alas, I fear Butt’s deployment as creative playmaker may tell you all you need to know about the current standard of the HKFA.

(Video via the ever comprehensive 101GG)