Jack Wilshere scored the pick of the goals against West Bromwich Albion this past weekend, with his superb volley named Match of the Day’s goal of the season, as reported by The Independent.
The England international set a Premier League record with his win, becoming the first ever player to win the goal of the season award twice in a row since the league’s conception.
His venomous strike was sandwiched between two of Theo Walcott’s three goals, but the pacy forward’s hat-trick was ever so slightly eclipsed by Wilshere’s hit.
The 23-year-old was lurking on the edge of the box for a corner, with West Brom failing to clear their lines. Gabriel Paulista kept the ball alive in the area, chipping it up for Wilshere to fire goalwards. His left footed strike from the edge of the box was hit sweetly, and Boaz Myhill had absolutely no chance as it flew into the top corner.
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He was a late entry into the Match of the Day competition, but thanks to a wave of votes from Arsenal fans he clinched the accolade.
It was a fantastic goal, although arguably not truly the best of the season. The fact that it happened on the last day and was fresh in everyone’s minds probably helped, not to mention that we have some of the world’s best and most loyal fans ready to vote.
Wilshere will certainly have given Arsene Wenger something to think about ahead of the FA Cup final this weekend.