Thu 14 January 2021 | 9:43

Shankland: ‘I actually didn’t have a chance to look’

Lawrence Shankland scored from more than 50 yards in the game against St Johnstone without looking at the goal.

Dundee United


Lawrence Shankland

insists that he did not look up at the goal before he scored from more than 50 yards in the game against

St Johnstone


Shankland scored the equalizer in the 53rd minute and helped his team to draw 2-2.

It was his second goal in his last 16 games.

“I took a glance at the keeper’s position a few times as the ball went up the pitch and he was quite far off (his line),” he said.

“That time I actually didn’t have a chance to look but I had an idea he might have been off his line. It was a good touch from big Louis (Appere) and it was sitting nicely so I thought ‘why not?’ And I’m glad I did.

“I had an idea before with his positioning and I knew if I got it on target I had a chance and thankfully enough I got the technique right and was just delighted to see it drop in.

“Over the years I have had a few decent ones but it’s definitely in the top five and I would probably give it first.”

he added:

“It’s always good to score.

“I would have taken a one-yard tap-in off my nose but obviously it’s a bit more special to score a goal like that.

“In the bigger picture it got us back in the game and it could be a crucial point at the end of the season.”

source: SportMob

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