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Soccer Player Goes for Broke and Tries a 65-Yard Shot. The Goalie Seems the Most Surprised.

Stoke City's Charlie Adam wound up his left foot and gave the ball a good wallop about 10 yards shy of midfield.

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Just before halftime Saturday during an English Premier League match, Stoke City's Charlie Adam wound up his left foot and gave the ball a good wallop about 10 yards shy of midfield.

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The mighty strike apparently surprised Chelsea goalie Thibaut Courtois.

The ball sailed a few inches too high for his outstretched hand, and it ricocheted right into the net, tying the game 1-1.

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Chelsea's Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois falls into his own goal after chasing back but failing to keep out a long range shot from Stoke City's Scottish midfielder Charlie Adam (unseen) on April 4, 2015. (Image source: Getty Images/AFP/Glyn Kirk)

After the unlikely goal, Courtois offered his best "Hey, whaddya want from me?" reaction.

Image source: YouTube

Check out the mammoth kick here:

Alas, Stoke City lost the game 2-1. But Adam stayed after to offer his thoughts on how he got his kick into the net from such a great distance:

This story has been updated.

(H/T: Sports Illustrated)

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