Keepers who were net assets at both ends of the pitch

Iain Turner is congratulated by Conor McLaughlin, Brian McLean, Paul Coutts and Jamie Proctor after scoring against Notts County
Iain Turner is congratulated by Conor McLaughlin, Brian McLean, Paul Coutts and Jamie Proctor after scoring against Notts County
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Keeper Adrian was the unlikely match-winner on Tuesday night, scoring the decisive penalty to send West Ham into the FA Cup fourth round at the expense of Everton.

But he is far from being the only goalkeeper to have hit the back of the net – including one of Preston North End’s No.1s.

Current keeper Thorsten Stuckmann was PNE’s matchwinner at Oldham in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, scoring with the decisive penalty kick in a shoot-out as recently as November.

Here, we look at some other notable scoring shot-stoppers.


The Manchester City goalkeeper made history when he became the first No.1 to score with a drop-kick on April 14, 1900. Sunderland’s Teddy Doig was the unfortunate man beaten at the other end.


In October, 2004, Preston North End keeper Andrew Lonergan was on the scoresheet against Leicester at the Walkers Stadium.

He launched a drop-kick out of his hands which sailed upfield, bounced just outside the box and over Foxes keeper Kevin Pressman, who lost his footing.


The Preston shot-stopper found the net against Notts County in August 2011. His huge kick upfield bounced over the Magpies keeper as he came towards the edge of the box to try and gather.


The Bosnia-Herzegovina international netted just 13 seconds into a Premier League encounter with Southampton in November 2013. Assisted by a considerable tailwind, Begovic hoofed the ball downfield when Saints conceded possession from kick-off and was stunned to see it bounce over opposite number Artur Boruc.


The Northern Ireland international scored in the 1967 Charity Shield. Playing for Tottenham, Jennings unleashed a kick which bounced over Manchester United’s Alex Stepney and into the net.


England’s most capped player netted for Leicester with a long-distance effort against Southampton in a 5-1 win in October 1967.


Possibly the most dramatic ‘shot-stopper strike’ ever occurred in May 1999 when, with Carlisle facing relegation from the Football League on the final day of the season and only seconds left on the clock, Glass – on loan from Swindon – went up for a corner and eventually smashed home to seal a 2-1 win over Plymouth, saving the Cumbrians’ league status in the process.


The Dane scored 13 goals in his career, the most famous being Manchester United’s equaliser from a corner in a UEFA Cup tie against Rotor Volgograd in 1996.


In September 2003, Poom grabbed a dramatic equaliser for Sunderland against his old club Derby, heading in a corner deep in stoppage time.


Paul Robinson headed a last-minute equaliser for Leeds against Swindon in the Carling Cup in 2003 and four years later he scored in the closing stages of Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Watford in the Premier League with a free-kick 75 yards from goal.


In 1997 the former Aston Villa, Manchester United and Chelsea stopper buried Australia’s final goal from the penalty spot as they beat the Solomon Islands 13-0 in a World Cup qualifier.


Paraguayan Chilavert was well known for his expertise at free-kicks and penalties, and memorably curled home a set-piece against Argentina in 1998. He also became the first keeper to score a hat-trick when he achieved the feat for Velez Sarsfield against Ferro Carril Oeste.


In February 2004, in an away game against Charlton where Blackburn were defeated 3-2, Friedel scored a goal from open play in the 90th minute to level the game - only for Claus Jensen to net an even later winner for the Addicks.


The Brazilian, like Chilavert, is a dead-ball master and has scored over 100 goals at club level in a Sao Paulo career spanning more than two decades.