Stunning the City support | Forward thinking defenders
Perry Ng stunned everyone in attendance on Tuesday night with a remarkable free kick.
It wasn't the first time though that a defender showed his attacking qualities while wearing a City shirt. In fact, it wasn't the first time this season that very defender had done so.
We're taking a look at a number of times City's back-line have stepped up and shocked us all with some strikes of a lifetime.
Perry Ng (Birmingham City, away, 14/02/23)
The most recent on our list. Perry delivered the most stunning of free kicks to help his side on the way to a huge win. A postage stamp effort from our Number 38.
Perry Ng (Middlesbrough, away, 13/09/22)
Perry has to feature again. It was a moment of individual magic from Ng up at Middlesbrough from earlier this season. He receives the ball from Mark Harris, plays a one-two with Andy Rinomhota that takes three players out of action, chops inside Dael Fry and curls home with his weaker left-foot. Superb!
Joel Bagan (Coventry City, home, 15/02/22)
City’s No.3 went on a goalscoring run during the early months on 2022, and his goal against Coventry City was the pick of the bunch. Bagan picked up the ball wide on the left, cut inside and curled home delightfully right footed, with the ball nestling in the bottom corner, off the post.
Sean Morrison (Hull City, away, 28/04/18)
What can we say about this one? It is slightly different to the others. It wasn’t a thunderbolt from distance or a mazy run from deep. However, the sheer audacity of the iconic Cardiff City captain sprinting the length of the pitch, chopping inside Harry Wilson, and curling home to set essentially his side on the way to promotion. We couldn’t leave it out.
Sol Bamba (Brentford, away, 13/03/18)
Our First Team Coach and his defensive partner were a force to be reckoned with throughout the 2017/18 campaign. But Sol also picked up the Goal of the Season award for his ridiculous strike at Brentford. The Bluebirds were one behind in a crucial game in the fight for promotion when Sol controlled a ball in the box, turned swiftly on the spot and leathered the ball into the net on the half volley. Quite spectacular!
Fabio (Middlesbrough, away, 23/02/16)
Fábio da Silva scored one goal for us after joining from Manchester United in January 2014 – but what a goal it was. The fans favourite struck the sweetest volley from distance into the top corner away at Boro in 2016. He would depart CCS and join Middlesbrough that summer. They were clearly impressed with his technique.
Juan Cala (Southampton, away, 12/04/14)
Cala spent 10 months in South Wales after linking up with the Bluebirds in February 2014, appearing eight times and scoring twice. It was his second goal as a City player that was the most memorable for our supporters. In a tight game away at Southampton, Cala took a couple of touches to control the ball on the edge of the box before unleashing a thunderous left-footed strike into the net to seal a one-goal win.
Mark Hudson (Derby County, home, 17/04/12)
Our former skipper and boss arguably never scored a better goal than his shock effort from his own half against Derby County. Unsurprisingly, Huds’ strike from 68 yards won our Club Goal of the Season award for that season. He took the ball down from Stephen Bywater’s clearance and returned it immediately in that direction, catching everyone at CCS off guard, including the opposing goalkeeper.
Youngy's strike against Leeds is up there as one of the most memorable goals scored by a defender, while Scott Malone's volley against QPR and Kevin McNaughton's stunner at Hereford would also be in the argument for best goals scored by one of City's defensive players in the past twenty years.
But, which one is your favourite?
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