Ian Wright didn’t get to choose his Goal of the Season on Match of the Day but has since set the record straight and he picked a Newcastle United player.

Match of the Day is often thought of as the ‘official’ Goal of the Season but the voting this year, despite having three contenders from Newcastle, ended up with none of our lads in the final three.

As it turns out, if Ian Wright had got to pick his own, he’d have opted for Miguel Almiron‘s strike against Fulham, which was in the ten options for Match of the Day.

Almiron’s goal against Fulham came from a trademark move

Speaking on The Ringer podcast, Ian Wright waxed lyrical about the £20million Paraguayan’s sublime finish (around 38minutes) saying: “My goal of the season? I probably would have gone for Miguel Almiron against Fulham. With the outside of his left foot he volleyed it over to the goalkeeper’s right. Unbelievable goal, unbelievable technique. You don’t do that, you wouldn’t do that. It’s so underrated that goal.”

It was a goal that came from, what became a bit of a trademark between Almiron and Bruno Guimaraes: Miggy gets the ball on the wing, cuts inside and lays it off for Bruno on the edge of the area and continues his run into the box, Bruno then dinks the ball over the defender for Almiron to finish.

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The opposition eventually got wise to it, but it worked several times before they did, none more spectacularly than the aforementioned goal against Fulham.

Allan Saint-Maximin and Jacob Murphy were also in contention on MOTD

Other Newcastle contenders for the Goal of the Season were Jacob Murphy‘s goal against Everton which was all about Alexander Isak‘s brilliant run down the left flank rather than the finish. Allan Saint-Maximin‘s blistering volley against Wolves rounded out the trio.

Brighton‘s Julio Enciso‘s rocket last week against Manchester City took the BBC’s crown and without my black and white specs on, I’d probably agree, but if Ian Wright says it should have gone to Almiron, who am I to argue?

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