Watford defender left bemused by bungling burglar who failed to break into his house before knocking himself unconcious

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Tommie Hoban didn't know whether to laugh or cry after a hapless criminal was foiled when attempting to burgle his house, before tripping over a kerb and crashing into Hoban's parked car

As weekends go, 21-year-old Watford defender Tommie Hoban's was more eventful than most.

No doubt still on a high after Watford's superb 2-0 victory over West Ham on Saturday, Hoban revealed on his Twitter account that a burglar attempted to force entry to his house a day later.

The good news for Hoban was that the would-be criminal was foiled by his neighbors and passers-by and, having failed to break into the property, attempted to flee empty handed.

The bad news for the Republic of Ireland youth international was that, having tripped over a kerb after being disturbed, the hapless burglar fell head-first into Hoban's car, knocking himself out and- more importantly to Hoban- denting his vehicle.

Fortunately it seems as though the former Watford young player of the year took the potentially unsettling incident in relatively good spirits, although the damage to his motor at this stage remains unclear.

As for the bungling burglar: a very sore head and a very expensive bill for a dented car no doubt beckons.

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