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Tim Howard goal: Everton keeper feels bad after scoring [Video]

January 5, 2012 | 11:09 am

Everton goalie Tim Howard has been getting a lot of attention for his kick of about 100 yards Wednesday night that made him just the fourth goalkeeper in the history of the Premier League to score a goal.

But it's something he's not comfortable with. In fact, he says he feels really awful for opposing keeper Adam Bogdan of Bolton.

“It's not a nice feeling for a keeper. It's really awful actually,” Howard told Sky Sports. “For the back four and the goalkeepers at both ends, there was an awful wind swirling. You could see everybody was mistiming balls. Defenders were missing clearances that normally they would put up the field. I think the wind is the hardest condition to play in. Snow, rain, sun doesn't matter, but the wind really does play tricks on you.”

Howard said he spoke with Bogdan after Everton's 2-1 loss to Bolton.

“I let him know that I was feeling for him,” Howard said. “It's not a nice place to be. I've been there before, a long, long time ago, and that was why I didn't celebrate.”

Howard may not be comfortable with it, but his goal is truly something to behold. Check it out above (there is no sound with the video).


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The Associated Press contributed to this report.