Salford City are once again in the national headlines after an incredible strike during the Ammies 3-1 defeat against Dover Athletic has become a goal of the year candidate.
David Beckham, who just recently purchased a 10 percent share of Salford City, made his first visit to his team’s home ground on Saturday afternoon in time to see a wonder goal.
While the former England and Manchester United legend was sat in the stands at the Peninsula Stadium, a casual observer may have wondered if he was actually on the pitch for Salford City’s first half goal.
"Quick, David Beckham is in the stands, how can I steal the show?"
Dennis Politic with a wonder goal from near enough the halfway line ?
Shades of the former England captain himself ?? pic.twitter.com/fJho9FM6dG
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 17, 2019
Dennis Politic, currently on loan from Bolton, scored a 45-yard lob that resembled Beckham’s famous long distance strike from 1996, when Manchester United’s number seven scored from distance at Wimbledon in the Premier League.
Social media went into meltdown on Saturday afternoon after the video of the incredible goal began to circulate on Twitter.
— Marc Iles (@MarcIles) February 17, 2019
TAKE A BOW DENNIS POLITIC. WHAT A GOAL. ???
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) February 18, 2019
— THE BEST GOAL OF THE DAY (@tbgotd) February 19, 2019
E foi um GOLAÇO !
— Salford City Brasil (@brasil_salford) February 18, 2019
So Salford City take the lead with a goal from near the halfway line. Who writes David Beckham's scripts?
— Dan King (@DanKing_1974) February 16, 2019
Score a goal reminiscent of David Beckham's iconic long-distance strike against Wimbledon with the Manchester United legend watching in the stands. 18-year-old Dennis Politic will never forget this day. https://t.co/96UkXKm10H
— Alecs Stam (@AlecsStam) February 18, 2019
— Rebecca Edmondson (@rebedmondson) February 18, 2019