Townsend Wins Premier League Goal of the Season Award

By Daily Sports on May 22, 2019

Views: 134

Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend has won the Premier League Goal of the Season award for his spectacular strike in a 3-2 victory away at Manchester City.

A half-clearance fell to Townsend around 25 yards from goal and he hit it first-time on the volley to send a rocket of a shot past Ederson and into the top-right corner.

Jeffrey Schlupp and Luka Milivojevic also scored for Palace as goals from Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne were not enough to prevent a sole home defeat of the league season for City.

Townsend’s strike saw off competition from the likes of Vincent Kompany, for his screamer against Leicester City, Eden Hazard, for his dazzling solo strike for Chelsea against West Ham and Aaron Ramsey, who slotted home on the turn to finish off a magnificent Arsenal team move against Fulham.

Other contenders included goals from Fulham pair Jean Michael Seri and Andre Schurrle, Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, Tottenham forward Son Heung-Min, Newcastle defender Fabian Schar and Brighton and Hove Albion winger Anthony Knockaert.

The Palace winger’s award-winning goal was one of just six Premier League strikes notched this campaign, with Townsend finding the back of the net against Chelsea, Burnley, Liverpool, Cardiff and Bournemouth, as well as against City.

He featured in every one of Palace's 38 league games this season as they managed a 12th-place finish in the table under Roy Hodgson, 15 points clear of the relegation zone.

Townsend arrived at Selhurst Park from Newcastle in the summer of 2016 and has managed 14 goals in 124 games across all competitions, nine of which came this season.

He has also recorded 22 assists for the club in that period, managing six this term, With rumours circling over star forward.

Wilfried Zaha following his comments about wanting to play in the Champions League, it may be that more strikes like the one Townsend produced in Manchester will be required to help fill the void, should the Ivory Coast international leave. (Goal)

•Photo shows Andros Townsend

Source Daily Sports

Posted May 22, 2019


 

You may also like...
Rohr returns to watch Fed Cup final

Chelsea Set to Hold Managerial Talks with Lampard...

Prophecy Fulfilled: Messi destroys Arsenal; Juventus, Bayern Munich...

Hughes takes credit for Moses’ rise

Yaya Toure to leave Man City as Premier...

Tanzania names squad for Nigeia qualifiers

 

Latest News Weah Named Africa’s Best Ever Player Jay-Jay Okocha Takes 7th Spot Lampard favoured to land coaching job at Chelsea Mikel: This Could Be My Last Nations Cup Awoniyi Unhappy with AFCON Snub PSG to Kick Off Ligue 1 Title Defence against Nimes Striker Gift Evbomwan Turning Heads for Nigeria Under-16 as Future Eagles Record Mixed Results at International Dreams Cup in Japan NBA: Toronto Raptors’ Victory Is for Africa — Eto’o Suarez ‘Wanted to Disappear' after Barca Champions League Exit Semenya Denied Entry into Rabat 800 Metres Race AC Milan Appoint Maldini and Boban in Backroom Revamp Nigeria drops three places in latest Fifa ranking Sarri finally lands Juventus job, leaves Chelsea

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (45,473 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (37,541 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (36,164 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (35,709 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (34,721 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (34,646 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (33,912 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (33,743 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (33,452 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (32,648 views) John Mikel Obi: Segun Odegbami’s Outrageous Call! (30,628 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (30,486 views)

 

 


 

News Athletics (286) Basketball (170) Boxing (552) Columnists (445) Euro Soccer Update (4971) Fans Assembly (3) From the Grassroots (46) Golf (73) Interviews (14) Live Commentary (4) News (5024) NPL Glo Premier League (1028) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (6) Tennis (555)

 

 

 

Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976
+234(0)8055068145
+234(0)7013416146
+234(0)8094272884

Email addresses

info@dailysportsng.com
support@dailysportsng.com
publisher@dailysportsng.com

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media