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Fabian Schar now shortlisted for Premier League goal of the season

4 months ago
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The shortlist for Premier League goal of the season has been revealed.

Nine nominations confirmed with one more to come from May.

Every chance that the May one will be Vincent Kompany against Brighton.

However, it is the far better forerunner on which that Kompany one is inspired by, which should lift the award.

Fabian Schar’s brilliant goal against Burnley one of those shortlisted.

As well as his goals, the Swiss international’s all round game has made him many Newcastle fans’ player of the year.

Fabian Schar has played in 23 Premier League games this season and Newcastle have won eleven and drawn five of them, picking up 38 points. In his absence the team have won none of the other 14 games, only picking up four from a possible 42 points.

Before the Liverpool match, Fabian Schar spoke (see below) about how much he has enjoyed his time at Newcastle United so far.

Newcastle United official announcement – 8 May 2019:

‘Fabian Schär’s thunderbolt against Burnley has been shortlisted for the Premier League goal of the season award.

The Swiss defender’s strike against the Clarets helped the Magpies record a 2-0 win – and won the February goal of the month award with Schär saying:

“It’s special for me – I’ve never won a trophy like this.

“It’s nice to have scored a goal like this and it was special of course because of the victory in the game. That’s the most important thing. I don’t score too many goals and this is probably one of the best.”

Now it is up for the Carling-sponsored prize for the whole season. With the score at 0-0 in the 24th minute, Schär unleashed a fantastic 25-yard strike which flew past Tom Heaton via the woodwork.

Also nominated are:

Fulham’s Jean Michael Seri (v Burnley)

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge (v Chelsea)

Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal (v Fulham)

Tottenham’s Son Heung-min (v Chelsea)

Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace (v Manchester City)

Fulham’s Andre Schurrle (v Burnley)

Anthony Knockaert of Brighton & Hove Albion (v Crystal Palace)

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard (v West Ham United).

A goal from May will also be added when voting opens on Wednesday, 15th May.’

Fabian Schar talking to the Premier League – 3 May 2019:

“The first weeks and months were really tough when I didn’t play too much, also the team wasn’t getting good results.

“But now I can be really happy with what has happened here.

“I enjoy playing here with all my team-mates, the special stadium, the fans always with us, a really nice year.

“We were last after 10 games with three points…now to already have (over) 40 points is a good thing.

“We improved, worked a lot, that is what you can see over the season.

“It’s hard to break us down and I’m happy to be part of the team.

“Nobody wants to fight with relegation (but) the Premier League is a really tough league, especially when you see how many teams are close to the bottom.

“I think we have quality in the team, and f we continue like we did this season, I’m looking forward to improving (further).

“We will try to get a result (against Liverpool) but we are just looking for our result. 

“We want to win all our games and this is our last home game, this is the only thing we’re looking for.

“Clearly it’s going to be a really tough game and we have to be perfect to get something.

“He (Rafa Benitez) is like the players, we will do everything for a good result.”

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