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Twitter erupts as Giroud scores amazing goal vs. Crystal Palace

We’re not even 24 hours into 2017 and Olivier Giroud may have scored the goal of the year.

Call us over the top, but the Frenchman’s flicked effort against Crystal Palace this afternoon was staggeringly good. Handed a rare start, the classy forward met a cross from Alexis Sanchez with an athletic scorpion kick effort, in very similar fashion to Henrkih Mkhitaryan did for Manchester United against Sunderland recently.

However, Giroud was onside and his goal had the added effect of crashing in off the Crystal Palace bar. It really was a treat fitting for the festive season!

The former Montpellier man has been in great form over the winter period and it was his goal vs. West Brom on Boxing Day that handed the Londoners a much-needed victory as they hunt down a first title in over a decade.

Naturally, Twitter went into meltdown as the ball bounced into the Eagles’ net, and here are some of the best reactions…

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