With 100 goals to choose from, Newcastle United’s Matt Ritchie has won the accolade of Bournemouth’s greatest ever Premier League goal.
The goal came in the club’s first ever home victory in the Premier League, on the 19 September 2015.
As for the opposition, that couldn’t have worked out any better either, as the Matt Ritchie goal came in the ninth minute of Bournemouth 2 Sunderland 0.
A superb chest down and volley (watch below), predictably with his left foot.
That also happened to be Ritchie’s first ever goal in the top tier as well, the winger going on to score four in total before moving to Newcastle.
Last season the former Bournemouth star ended with 12 Championship goals, only Dwight Gayle scoring more.
Ritchie’s accolade of scoring the greatest Bournemouth Premier League goal, came about after the club asked fans to vote.
After over fifteen thousand votes were case, Matt Ritchie v The Mackems was the clear winner.
Hopefully he’ll add a few more similar strikes this coming season, as Newcastle return to the Premier League.
Bournemouth official website:
‘Matt Ritchie’s wonder strike against Sunderland has been voted the Cherries’ best Premier League goal.
We asked supporters to vote for their favourite top-flight Bournemouth strike in a Goal World Cup on Twitter contested among 16 selected goals.
More than 15,000 votes were cast as we whittled the goals down to just one, from our 100 Premier League goals to date.
Matt Ritchie’s chest and ferocious volley against the Black Cats came out as your winner, edging past Joshua King’s West Ham strike from earlier this season.’
Enjoy watching Ritchie’s strike below, though maybe advisable to first turn the volume down due to the dodgy music on the video.