West Brom

The former Arsenal and Portsmouth man is forever remembered for his horror miss with West Brom – but a player in Australia may have just matched it.

Nwankwo Kanu may have enjoyed a glittering career that included Champions League and Premier League honours over the years, but for West Brom fans he will always be remembered for an extraordinary miss.

Facing off against Middlesbrough in a must-win relegation battle in the 2004-05 season, the Nigerian had what appeared to be a simple tap-in to equalise for the Baggies.

But somehow the former Arsenal man contrived to miss arguably the easiest chance in Premier League history.

But almost a decade on from that horror show, the African legend could find himself with company in the category of worst miss ever.

The incident in question took place in an Australian A-League encounter between Brisbane Roar and Newcastle Jets.

Struggling at the wrong end of the table, the Jets showed just where some of their current woes may stem from with a terrible miss eerily similar to Kanu’s iconic gaffe.

With the ball crossed into an area around the goalkeeper’s six-yard box, the striker seemingly only had to make contact with the ball to score a certain goal.

But the unnamed player opted instead to try and side foot the ball into the goal with disastrous and downright bizarre results.

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