UK Sky Sports Salutes Goater’s 100th Goal

October 26, 2011

In the lead-up to this weekend’s Manchester United-Manchester City Premier League football game, Britain’s Sky Sports this week declared a 2002 goal by Bermudian football legend Shaun Goater among the most remarkable moments ever to have graced a derby between the northern English rivals.

Sunday sees the two Manchester giants go head-to-head at Old Trafford as champions United play host to City.

“With two quality teams on show there is sure to be a feast of free-flowing football from start to finish,” reported the UK television sports network, adding that Mr. Goater’s hundredth goal for City against his former Old Trafford team mates was one of the most “memorable strikes in derbies gone by.”

“The Bermudian striker had already embarrassed Gary Neville earlier in the game by robbing the defender of possession before firing City back in front from an acute angle,” reported Sky Sports. “However, he was not finished with United just yet.

“The one-time Old Trafford youngster latched onto a Eyal Berkovic pass before composing himself and dispatching a delightful chip over Fabian Barthez to secure a 3-1 win in the final Manchester derby ever to be played at Maine Road. It was also his 100th Manchester City goal.”

Mr. Goater played as a striker for a number of English clubs in the 1990s and 2000s.

His first professional club was Manchester United, but he did not reach the first team, making his English debut in 1989 after moving to Rotherham United. He played for Rotherham for seven years before moving to Bristol City in 1996. Two years later he moved to Manchester City for a fee of £400,000.

He is most well known for his time at Manchester City, where he scored over 100 goals between 1998 and 2003, finishing as the club’s top scorer for four consecutive seasons. Mr. Goater represented Bermuda 36 times, scoring 32 goals.

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  1. hammer time says:

    FEED THE GOAT!!!!!

  2. Cancer says:

    Hey goater… Bermuda needs a goalscorer!!!

  3. MUFC says:

    Glory, glory Man. United!!!

  4. Warrior 1 says:

    goaters the most respected striker