Another Joe Hart clanger sees Jon Walters prophecy fulfilled... kinda 5 months ago

Another Joe Hart clanger sees Jon Walters prophecy fulfilled... kinda

Jon Walters called it... kind of.

With the Monday night Premier League fixture between Stoke City and West Ham goalless at halftime, Jon Walters made a prediction. The former Potter backed his old club to make the breakthrough. He also predicted that Peter Crouch would grab the game's opener. A somewhat bold prediction considering it would see the England striker overtake his Premier League tally for the club by a single goal.

The only thing Walters couldn't foresee was that the #HalfManHalfDiplodocus wouldn't bang it in with his head. Instead, he had to rely on the amazingly poor form of Joe Hart to do him a solid.

Erik Pieters started the messy move on the left channel. He cut inside and played a cutting ball into the box which found Mame Biram Diouf.

Jon Walters

Diouf took a touch, spun around and whiffed a shot that was deflected into the path of Joe Allen.

Jon Walters

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Seeing a wall of Hammers between him and the goal, the Welshman turned away. He took a couple of touches before playing the ball back to Xherdan Shaqiri who was lurking on the edge of the box.

Jon Walters

Shaqiri played the ball along the edge of the square to his left boot and whacked it towards the goal.

Jon Walters

It was a powerful shot, but it fell straight into the arms of Hart.

Jon Walters

Unfortunately for West Ham, butterfingers himself let it slip right out of his grasp and into the path of Crouch.

Joe Hart

Crouch made no mistake with the finish.

Joe Hart

As for Walters, the Burnley forward is counting that one as a win.