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Wanyama’s screamer against Liverpool wins EPL Goal of the Month

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Up against some tough competition, including Eden Hazard’s brilliant effort against Watford and Mario Lemina’s thunderbolt against West Brom at The Hawthorns, Wanyama emerged victorious. Photo/Courtesy

LONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 8 – Victor Wanyama has won the Premier League Goal of the Month for February for his thunderbolt  against Liverpool.

Substitute Wanyama triggered a breathtaking end to Tottenham’s fixture with Liverpool, firing home a jaw-dropping half-volley into the top corner to draw the game level at 1-1.

The Harambee Stars captain said he was thrilled with the award especially coming after his team-mates had jokingly told him not to shoot following many off target attempts.

Harry Kane then missed a penalty for Spurs before Mohamed Salah sensationally put Liverpool in front in injury time with an exquisite solo effort.

That looked the end of the drama, but Spurs won a second penalty with their final attack when Virgil van Dijk fouled Erik Lamela in the box, which Kane put away.

Up against some tough competition, including Eden Hazard’s brilliant effort against Watford and Mario Lemina’s thunderbolt against West Brom at The Hawthorns, Wanyama, the Harambee Stars skipper emerged victorious.

Wanyama, whose effort will be a strong contender for goal of the season as well, admits the strike was one of the best he has ever scored and says the decision to shoot from a speculative distance was purely instinctive.


Liverpool’s Sadio Mane in action with Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama.PHOTO/Reuters

“That was one of the best goals I’ve ever scored,’ he said. ‘I just reacted before the Liverpool players.

“I thought I’d just let it go because the ball was bouncing and I didn’t want to think too much. And I just let it fly.”

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