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.
These Palace fans had a lot to say about the controversial decision on Twitter but it’s unlikely there will be a recount…
Overlooking this? Give it a rest, lads…
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) May 13, 2019
Stupidly angry about it still ?
— Michael (@M_CPFC) May 13, 2019
I think Gary is still salty about us smashing Leicester for 2 season straight typical top team bias and it’s pathetic
— will (@will73681823) May 13, 2019
@BBCMOTD Embarrassing. Seriously ?
— ?Antony Shine? (@shineybm2000) May 13, 2019
Ok they won the league, but we all know Townsend’s was the best by a million miles.
— Nick ? (@Nick_CPFC) May 12, 2019
Yet again @MOTD showing usual bias towards a ‘big’ 6 team.
— Muscateeress (@Muscateeress1) May 12, 2019
Townsend was robbed!! Just coz he aint wearing a City shirt! #jokers
— Lianne Robertson (@Bubba_Lilly) May 12, 2019
No way Jose, cmon seriously ?
— SelhurstUnderLights (@SiBoy74) May 12, 2019