Middlesbrough eliminated Premier League opposition in the Carabao Cup with a beautiful strike from Lewis Wing deep into first-half stoppage-time.
Crystal Palace made the trip from south London to the north east for the Wednesday night English Football League clash at the Riverside Stadium that eventually saw Tony Pulis’ side come out 1-0 winners.
Victory moved Boro into the quarter-finals of the competition to tee up another home tie, this time with League One outfit Burton Albion in December.
Wing’s opener, and the only goal of the evening, came when the Eagles defence shut off for a split second calling for handball, leaving the 23-year-old midfielder to pick out the top corner of the net from outside the box.
As Boro players rushed to celebrate the goal, 26-year-old Hugill ran to the loose ball as it trundled back out of the net, only to smash it over the bar from yards out.
These Boro fans certainly found the funny side of the moment, and even Hugill joined in on the fun too.
Hahaa I tried to put the ball out the stadium?? there was no beating wingys goal so I thought we can’t play with that ball anymore ?
— Jordan Hugill (@JordanHugill) November 1, 2018
sums up hugill that miss?
— adam bloom (@Bloomiiee) November 1, 2018
— Kevin Horton (@kevin_horton1) November 1, 2018
Ive found a football in my back garden, think it could be the one you kicked right after wingy scored ??????
— Mark Fisher (@markfisher1983) November 1, 2018
— Aidan Morton (@aidan_morton) November 1, 2018
How did Hugill miss smashing it into the net ????
— Paul Smitheringale (@PSmitheringale) November 1, 2018
WATCH HUGILL MISS THE REBOUND HAHAHAHAHAHH https://t.co/SfP2UrhLOr
— . (@SugarFreeStuani) October 31, 2018
Hugill still missed from 2 yards out ? https://t.co/bgWpfHtmVD
— ⋆ (@BallerBesic) October 31, 2018
Gotta be Hugill with a miss like that ?
— Mark Walker (@Walkerelli) October 31, 2018
? loving Hugill’s follow up miss!!
— Pedro (@peterappo) October 31, 2018
Brilliant goal by Wing. Did you notice Hugill miss the follow up from 1 yard out? Lol #BoroLive
— Stig of the Boro (@Pritpip) October 31, 2018