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Matty Longstaff confirmed as winner of October 2019 Premier League goal of the month award

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A stunning hat-trick for Matty Longstaff.

Last weekend the 19 year old was confirmed as the winner of the Match of The Day goal of the month award for October, after his winner against Man Utd topped the public vote.

Then Friday morning brought news that he ad received his first call up for England, named in the Under 20s squad.

Now on Friday afternoon ‘that’ goal has been confirmed as also the winner of the Premier League goal of the month for October, an award decided by a combination of ‘experts’ and the public voting.

Official Premier League website announcement:

‘Matty Longstaff has won the Budweiser Goal of the Month award for his winner against Manchester United on a dream Premier League debut.

Longstaff marked his first appearance for Newcastle United with a low strike from outside the box in front of the famous Gallowgate End at St James’ Park.

He revealed on Wednesday that the moment got to him but even though he “can’t remember” much of his goal, Longstaff says scoring was one the best feelings he has had.

“Scoring the goal is still a bit of a dream,” he said. “As a kid growing up you want it and you think, will it ever happen?

“The thing was to try to get a good connection and I was hoping that it went towards the goal; thankfully for me it ended up hitting the back of the net.

“Even if I score another 100 goals, I don’t think any of them will match that feeling. Getting to do it on your debut makes it even more special.”

It is the first time a player has won a Budweiser Goal of the Month award with a strike on their debut since Cristhian Stuani did so for Middlesbrough at Sunderland in August 2016.

The midfielder’s effort was chosen as the winner by a panel of experts combined with a public vote, beating seven other October contenders.’

The Mag – 1 November 2019:

The Premier League goal of the month nominations for October have been announced.

There are seven nominations in total.

Amongst the seven is Matty Longstaff thanks to scoring that raker against Man Utd on his Premier League debut.

Newcastle might not score very many…but in terms of quality v quantity NUFC are top of the league.

Only three Premier League goals scored by Steve Bruce’s team over the course of September and October and yet Willems nominated is September and now Matty Longstaff for October.

Leicester City must be feeling a bit hard done by, scoring 19 goals compared to Newcastle’s three and yet only one nomination each of these last two months.

The seven nominations are:

Matty Longstaff – Newcastle United v Man Utd

Aaron Connolly – Brighton v Tottenham

Douglas Luiz – Villa v Norwich

Gylfi Sigurdsson – Everton v West Ham

James Maddison – Leicester v Southampton

Jay Rodriguez – Burnley v Chelsea

Anthony Martial – Man Utd v Norwich

Vote HERE for Matty Longstaff.

Newcastle United official announcement:

‘Newcastle United’s Matty Longstaff has been nominated for the Premier League’s Budweiser Goal of the Month award for October for his stunning strike against Manchester United.

The 19-year-old, making his top flight debut for the Magpies, powered a low shot from 22 yards beyond David de Gea to score what proved to be the only goal of the game in a man of the match performance.

And he has now been shortlisted for the monthly prize for his goal. Voting opened at 1pm (GMT) on Friday, 1st November and closes at 6pm (GMT) on Monday, 4th November. Supporters can vote here.

Also nominated are Brighton & Hove Albion’s Aaron Connolly, for the second of two goals he scored against Tottenham Hotspur; Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz, for a strike against Norwich City; Gylfi Sigurdsson of Everton, for an effort against West Ham United; Leicester’s James Maddison, who scored in the Foxes’ 9-0 win against Southampton; Burnley man Jay Rodriguez, for his goal against Chelsea; and Man United’s Anthony Martial for a strike against Norwich.

Jetro Willems was shortlisted for September’s award for his strike against Liverpool at Anfield, but was pipped by Southampton’s Moussa Djenepo, who won the prize for his solo goal against Sheffield United.

The winner of October’s award will be announced later this month.’


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