Did Aston Villa’s Matt Lowton score the Premier League goal of the season today?
On 87 minutes at the Britannia, with the scores tied at 1-1 in a classic relegation six-pointer, the former Sheffield United defender took the ball down and cracked a stunner into Asmir Begovic’s top corner for 2-1 Aston Villa.
Not only was it a priceless goal for Aston Villa as they continue on a run that looks like seeing them clear of the drop, it was also one of the goals of the season.
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert said post match: “I don’t think you will see a better goal in Europe let alone anywhere else than Matt Lowton’s. The technique, chest control and volley was outstanding. He has played every minute of every game in the league and he has been outstanding.”
Video below, followed by GIF and then the best Tweets.
For what it’s worth, that Matthew Lowton goal is the best I’ve seen this season. Happy motd, Villa fans…well worth waiting up for..#avfc
— Neil Moxley (@Neil_Moxley_DM) April 6, 2013
Matt Lowton with a superb – and potentially priceless – strike for Villa. 2-1 up at Stoke. What a goal. A few minutes to hold on.
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) April 6, 2013
Lowton just scored a chest-then-volley barnburner for #avfc
— jamie jackson (@GuardianJamieJ) April 6, 2013
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) April 6, 2013
Wow, just seen Matt Lowton’s goal for Villa. Brilliant, goal of the season??
— Robbie Mustoe (@robbiemustoe) April 6, 2013