Premier League goal of the season winner announced – Fabian Schar loses out to Ex-Newcastle player
The official Premier League goal of the season has been announced.
There were ten nominations in total, including Fabian Schar who won the monthly award in February, for his long range stunner against Burnley.
The official Premier League website revealing on Tuesday morning though that it is ex-Newcastle star Andros Townsend who is the winner for 2018/19.
His stunning volley against Man City edging it.
A shame that Fabian Schar hasn’t topped a cracking season with the award but he has been outstanding for Newcastle United.
Fabian Schar played in 24 Premier League games this past season and Newcastle won twelve and drew five of them, picking up 41 points. In his absence the team won none of the 14 games, only picking up four from a possible 42 points.
A towering header on the final matchday at Fulham, also saw Schar end the season as Newcastle’s third top scorer with four Premier League goals.
Official Premier League site announcement:
‘Andros Townsend has won the 2018/19 Carling Goal of the Season award for his sensational long-range strike at Manchester City in Matchweek 18.
The Crystal Palace winger fired a first-time volley from more than 25 yards past Ederson in a 3-2 win that was the champions’ only home defeat all season.
After he picked up the December 2018 Carling Goal of the Month award for his wonderful effort at Etihad Stadium, Townsend said he did not realise quite how good it was until he watched it back on TV.
‘Wow, that is special’
“We got a free-kick and the ball’s dropped out of the air,” he said. “I just thought, ‘Yeah, it’s sat up perfectly, I’m going to hit this.’
“I didn’t really know how good a goal it was. Everyone was saying, ‘It was incredible, it was the best goal I’ve ever seen.’
“I just thought it was a volley from outside the box and it’s not until I watched it back, then I thought, ‘Oh wow, maybe that is a bit special.’ “
The 27-year-old’s goal won thanks to the combined votes of a panel of experts and the public, who picked their favourite via the Carling website or the Carling Tap app.
It topped a 10-goal shortlist that comprised each of this season’s monthly winners plus Vincent Kompany’s strike for Manchester City against Leicester City in May.
Townsend becomes the final 2018/19 season awards winner, after EA SPORTS Player of the Season Virgil van Dijk, Barclays Manager of the Season Pep Guardiola and Premier League 2 Player of the Season Aaron Connolly.’
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