Crystal Palace fans react as Andros Townsend rocket-volley is overlooked

When Andros Townsend volleyed home from 30 yards at the Etihad Stadium in December, most surely thought they’d seen the goal of the season before we even entered 2019 and the wonder-strike has proved very difficult to beat since.

Fabian Schar, Jefferson Lerma and Mohamed Salah have all scored absolute screamers this season but Townsend’s first-time effort surely tops all competitors – except for Vincent Kompany’s goal against Leicester just two weeks ago.

The Manchester City captain scored a crucial winner to maintain his side’s advantage at the top of the league and the effort was named as goal of the season by Match of the Day on Sunday, much to the disgust of the Selhurst Park faithful on Twitter.

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Of course, Kompany’s thunder-slice proved vital in the Cityzens’ second consecutive title win but the Palace number 10’s worldie meant that the Eagles are the only side to beat the champions at home all season – how’s that for a big goal.

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