In what was a Premier League gameweek filled with sensational goals, Charlie Adam’s for Stoke City against Chelsea really stood out.
Picking up the ball inside his own half, Adam spotted Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois off his line and smashed in from around 65 yards out.
It was an unbelievable strike and one that evoked memories of a certain David Beckham, who also scored from his own half against Wimbledon in 1996.
Two fantastic goals, but which one was better? We asked our Twitter followers if they thought Adam’s was superior to Beckham’s:
@PeoplesPerson_ nooo…the keeper got a touch on Adams effort…didn’t look as good!
— joe atkin (@joeMUFCatkin) April 8, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ No. Maybe we’re biased, but Beckham stamped his arrival with that goal, and showed gran cojones to do it as a ‘kid’.
— Philip Gatt (@philgatt) April 8, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ No. Beckham placed it with that trademark style of his. Adams, while still excellent, was more about a punt with pure power
— Steve Kowalenko (@Virtus_Fit) April 8, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Gotta go with adam’s goal. World class shot scored on a world class team and keeper.
— Omar (@OmarOmarez) April 8, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Nuh. Adams just twatted it and got lucky. Beckham’s was altogether more stylish. And he cleared the keeper altogether. 🙂
— Alan (@Almanuman) April 8, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ difference is it reaches the top of Adam’s achievements in football. Doesn’t make the top 20 of Beckham’s. Let Adams have it
— H (@H1ZZO) April 8, 2015
Beckham guided the ball into the net using that trademark technique of his while Adam simply put his laces through it like he has so many times before but, to the surprise of everyone, it went in.
However, Beckham left Wimbledon keeper Neil Sullivan with no chance with his effort. Courtois, on the other hand, was able to get a slight touch on Adam’s strike before it went in.
From an idealistic point of view, Beckham has to have the edge on Adam in that respect, right?