Kenedy scored his first two goals for Newcastle on Saturday.
The Chelsea loan player finishing off an excellent team move for the second…but the opener was a brilliant individual effort.
The winger showing incredible technique with his back to goal, to chest the ball on the move and then swivel to volley it home.
As we reported yesterday (see below), the goal was unsurprisingly nominated as one of five for the title of Sky Sports goal of the weekend, with the public voting.
It appeared obvious (at least to me) that there could only be one of two goals win, Kenedy’s effort or the stunning one scored by Jamie Vardy at the weekend.
And to be honest…no shame losing to Vardy’s, as hand on heart I think it may just have shaded the Brazilian’s.
Anyway, by noon today (Thursday) this is what the voting looks like below. Incredibly neither Kenedy or Vardy are close to winning, with the pair tied on 25% of the vote each.
Embarrassingly, it looks as though the voting has been hijacked by Man Utd fans blindly voting for their own team’s goal, as yes Rashford’s was a decent effort, but nowhere close to the Newcastle and Leicester goals.
The Mag – Tuesday 13 March 2018:
Kenedy struck his first, and second, goal for Newcastle United on Saturday.
The second one was a brilliant team effort, the Newcastle side breaking from the edge of their own boxing and Perez & Gayle combining in superb fashion to set up any easy finish for the Brazilian who had matched their lung bursting runs.
However, the first goal was a stunner on a personal level.
A lofted hopeful pass from Jonjo Shelvey into the danger area, was turned into a fabulous goal, as Kenedy chested the ball and swivelled in one movement, to then put it past the Saints keeper with a left foot volley.
Sky Sports have nominated that first Kenedy goal as one of five for the accolade of Premier League goal of the round.
Here is the write-up and nominations, then a link for you to go and vote.
‘Marcus Rashford, Ashley Barnes and Jamie Vardy feature in the Premier League goals of the round, but which was your favourite?
Rashford’s fine turn and shot in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Liverpool is included, as well as Kenedy’s first for Newcastle in the win over Southampton.
Jamie Vardy’s volley as the ball came over his shoulder in Leicester’s 4-1 win over West Brom features, as does Ashley Barnes’ fantastic effort in Burnley’s 3-0 win at West Ham, and Cenk Tosun’s first Goodison Park goal in Everton’s 2-0 victory over Brighton.
To vote go HERE.