Newcastle have launched their goal of the season competition and Salomon Rondon has a pretty good chance of winning it.
The forward scored 11 league goals for the club this season, three of which have been nominated for the award.
With eight goals nominated, that means Rondon has a 37.5% chance of winning.
But will Rondon’s quantity outweigh quality? Just because he has more goals nominated doesn’t mean he’s going to win it.
There have been some fantastic goals scored this season by the Magpies. Rondon’s three nominated goals are the header at home to Bournemouth, the winner away to Huddersfield and the textbook free kick in the 2-2 draw at Bournemouth.
The other five goals nominated are:
Fabian Schar’s solo goal vs Cardiff
Fabian Schar’s long range wonder strike vs Burnley
Matt Ritchie’s last minute volley vs Bournemouth
Ayoze Perez’s fantastic finish vs Brighton
Jonjo Shelvey’s top corner volley vs Fulham
Fans can choose their favourite goal by using the poll in the club’s official video, which can be seen below.
Who should win Newcastle’s goal of the season?
For me, the obvious winner is Schar, but which goal?
While his solo goal was excellent, it has to be the long range screamer that broke the deadlock against Burnley. Cardiff’s defending was questionable for his first goal, while there was nothing Tom Heaton could do about about the long-range effort.
Amazingly, the goal wasn’t nominated for the Premier League goal of the season by Match of the Day, despite it being better than Vincent Kompany’s similar strike which won it.
Apparently a decisive goal in a title race is better…