The recent post from Watford’s official Twitter account shares footage of Holebas scoring from outside of the box to help Watford earn a 1-0 Premier League win over Middlesbrough in October 2016, with the Greek left-back scoring the only goal of the game in the 54th minute.
The post has attracted the attention of some Watford fans, who have been reacting with admiration for both the game and the goal. Read the positive reactions of fans to this post in the tweets below.
?? “WHERE HAS THAT COME FROM?!”
@Paulfleming__ what an away day ?
— Gary Fleming (@GazFlem) March 20, 2020
I was watching that game on my phone while teaching a class! Students didn’t bat an eyelid when I celebrated the goal….
— Kate (@foreignhornet) March 20, 2020
I remember everyone being a bit confused before we all started clapping as it literally came from nowhere
— Mel Bale (@melbale9) March 20, 2020
What a guy
— Darren Locke (@Lockey168) March 20, 2020
Think he took his anger with the ref out on the ball.
— Lee Fox (@LeeFox1982) March 20, 2020
Remember that one @reissstewart27 ??
Our plans to get on tv and then Jose never came down to the Watford corner??
— Scottish Hornets (@ScottishHornets) March 20, 2020
What do we think?
Now 35 years old, Holebas has made a total of 122 appearances for Watford in all competitions since arriving at the club in July 2015, costing the Hornets a transfer fee of £2.25m, according to Transfermarkt. The former Greece international has scored just six goals in all competitions during his time at Vicarage Road.
Considering his goal record, it may be understandable why Holebas’ strike versus Middlesbrough from 2016 stands out as a memorable goal for some Watford fans, who may have been impressed by his striking ability on this occasion.