Crystal Palace fans have taken to Twitter to react after Andros Townsend won the ‘Goal of the Year’ award at the London Football Awards on Thursday evening.
The England international picked up the accolade as a result of his stunning strike against Manchester City at the Etihad earlier this season, in which he rifled a dropping ball into the top right corner from well outside the box.
His goal also meant more than just pure aesthetics. Townsend’s strike helped the Eagles beat the champions 3-2 on their own turf, becoming the only side to do so in the current campaign – the former Tottenham man has become the first player to win the ‘Goal of the Year’ award at the London Football Awards.
Impressively, the 27-year-old was also nominated for the ‘Player of the Year’ award after an impressive season in which he has already hit seven goals – a personal best – although he lost out to Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min.
Understandably, Palace fans are beaming with pride at Townsend’s achievement, and have taken to Twitter to react…
Andros Townsend won "Goal of the Year" for this rocket against Manchester City at the London Football Awards last night.
Can't say I'm surprised.pic.twitter.com/lMbZ7NQ1Um
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I think I love you…..
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— Matt Leighton (@mattl8on) March 1, 2019
Any excuse to play it again ey ?
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