Dundalk wonder goal is the talk of the football world

A wonder goal from Jordan Flores was the talk of the football world over the weekend as the Dundalk players superb strike against Shamrock Rovers went viral on Friday evening.
The Dundalk midfielder has a habit of scoring special goals but he will do well to top this one as he met Michael Duffy’s perfect corner with a superbly athletic left footed shoulder high volley which flew into the top corner of Alan Mannus’s goal. Within minutes the goal was being shared all over various social media platforms and by Monday it had been watched over five million times online. The goal has caught the attention of football fans worldwide with the official FIFA account sharing it on their twitter page while marking it down as a potential nominee for the Puskas Award (The Puskas award is an award given to the player judged to have scored the best goal of the calendar year).
The goal was also played on BBC’s flagship soccer show Match of the Day on Sunday evening drawing gasps of amazement from former Arsenal star Ian Wright. Sky Sports News replayed the goal regularly throughout the weekend with Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson describing the goal as ‘one of the best goals I’ve seen’. Former Liverpool and Germany midfielder Didi Hamann went even further describing the strike as ‘Goal of the century, best I’ve ever seen’.
The goal was also praised by a number of players and former players including Peter Crouch, Charlie Nicholas and Jonathan Walters. Spanish sports newspaper AS declared the race for the Puskas award over insisting that Flores goal will not be beaten. The 24-year-old joined Dundalk just over a year ago from Wigan and following a frustrating debut season where he was hampered by various injuries he has started the 2020 season on fire scoring two wonder goals in successive weeks against Cork and Shamrock Rovers. Unfortunately for Dundalk that strike against Rovers couldn’t prevent the Lilywhites from avoiding defeat with the Hoops clinching a pulsating game thanks to Jack Byrne’s late strike.

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