Video: Jay Emmanuel-Thomas scores yet again from a penalty with his famous slow run-up
It hasn’t even been a month and Bristol City’s Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is back in the news yet again for his trademark slow run-up leading to a goal from the penalty spot.
In a League One encounter against Scunthorpe United, Bristol took the lead through Emmanuel-Thomas after they were awarded a penalty in the 35th minute of the match following a foul by Andrew Boyce on Matt Smith inside the box.
Bettering his previous record of seven steps to score from a penalty against Yeovil, the English forward took an incredible total of 11 steps to score this particular one.
The lead was further doubled by Luke Freeman in the second half, and to worsen things for Scunthorpe who lost both of their two goalkeepers during the match in the form of arm injuries.
Sam Slocombe, who had started the match for Scunthorpe, suffered an injury in the 8th minute while attempting to punch away a cross. Manager Russ Wilcox was forced to bring on his second choice keeper, James Severn.
If that wasn’t enough, Severn went onto to suffer a similar kind of injury after clashing against Emmanuel-Thomas just before the half-time and had to leave the field on a stretcher. Defender Andrew Boyce had to put on the gloves for the rest of the match.
“We’ve lost two goalkeepers in this game to the same injury – both broken arms under a challenge from one of their players,” United manager Mark Robins was quoted saying following the match by their club website.
“I don’t know the full extent of the damage but it’s sufficient enough that I’m going to need at least one more goalkeeper.