Fancy a bit of sublime skill this Sunday at St. James’ Park?
Whether or not he could have actually managed it in this relegation struggle, surely Haris Vuckic could not have done any worse than the likes of Emmanuel Riviere or Remy (100 step overs and goes nowhere) Cabella.
Wednesday night saw Rangers face Hibernian in the first leg of their play-off semi-final.
With half-time approaching things were tense after a hard fought and tight 43 minutes.
Up steps Haris Vuckic with a piece of ‘sublime skill’ (see video footage below) that opens up the Hibs defence and helps create the vital first goal. The Newcastle loan player choosing to expertly lift the ball over two defenders to release his teammate in the box, with everybody else expecting a left footed shot.
That opened the door for Rangers and they ran out worthy two goal winners in the end.
This is how the Mail’s reporter described Haris Vuckic’s impact:
‘The clock showed 43 minutes when the No 10 (Haris Vuckic) gathered the ball on the edge of the area. He toyed with Liam Craig and, like everyone else, the Hibs captain probably expected him to cut in and try one of his trademark shots towards the bottom corner.
He didn’t. With a sublime, rare piece of skill, Vuckic chose instead to loft the ball over Craig’s head for Richard Foster to cut in from the right and slot the perfect ball across the face of goal. From eight yards out, Clark couldn’t miss.’
Whilst Vuckic’s manager Stuart McCall added:
“The skill from Haris for the first goal isn’t something which surprises you anymore.”
Good luck to Haris Vuckic, great to see one Newcastle player who is showing initiative and bravery in his play.
Watch his moment of inspiration below: