Pre-season: John McGinn’s stunner for Aston Villa, Manuel Lanzini’s beauty & Ryan Shawcross shocker for Stoke

John McGinn’s stunner for Aston Villa

Scottish international John McGinn had an enjoyable Saturday for Aston Villa against Charlton.

McGinn scored twice against the Addicks, including a sublime solo effort.

After picking up the ball on the right-hand side, McGinn cleverly tricked his way into the Charlton box.

McGinn could have gone down after being hacked in the area, but, after staying on his feet, he scored a terrific goal.

Earlier in the match, McGinn beat the keeper with a low left-footed strike from outside the box.

Manuel Lanzini’s beauty for West Ham

West Ham kick off their Premier League campaign at home to Man City on August 10th.

The Hammers picked up a confidence-boosting 1-0 win over Fulham on Saturday in pre-season.

Argentine playmaker Manuel Lanzini missed the majority of last season recovering from an ACL injury.

Now fully fit, Lanzini is enjoying his first pre-season in two years, and he scored the winner against Fulham with a curler from outside the box.

Ryan Shawcross shocker for Stoke vs Leicester

While Premier League sides still have two weeks until the new season begins, in the Championship, the new year kicks off next Saturday.

Stoke, who face QPR on the opening day of the season, could be without Ryan Shawcross for a long time.

On Saturday, in a match against Leicester, Shawcross appeared to snap a bone in either his leg or ankle.

The club are yet to confirm the extent of the injury, but it’s clearly terrible news for Shawcross and Stoke.

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