VIDEO: West Ham United striker scores extraordinary equaliser for Ecuador

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West Ham United’s Enner Valencia scored a wonderful long range equaliser for Ecuador.

West Ham United striker Enner Valencia continued his impressive scoring record as he netted his ninth goal in 10 games for Ecuador.

The South Americans were trailing 1-0 to the United States in Connecticut when Valencia picked up the ball 30-yards from goal and sent an extraordinary shot into the far corner.

Commentators initially thought it had taken a big deflection, but replays confirmed that the 24-year-old’s long range effort swerved dramatically in mid-flight and completely deceived Brad Guzman in the US net.

The goal will no doubt please the Hammers boss Sam Allardyce as he bids to get the best out of his expensive summer acquisition.

Following a splendid World Cup campaign, Allardyce gambled on making the former Emelec man his number one striker this season by signing him for a reported £12 million fee.

The athletic striker notched 18 goals in 23 appearances for Mexican side Pachuca last season, winning a number of plaudits and drawing comparisons with current Porto ace Jackson Martinez.

There is little doubt he has all the tools in the box to become a hit in the Premier League but his price tag and record elsewhere certainly adds to the pressure.

Valencia has made five appearances for the East Londoners since joining, with his only goal to date being an absolute cracker in the 2-2 draw at Hull City.

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