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Goal of the Season

1. Antonio Valencia
Blackburn 0-2 United
02/04/2012

2. Nani (first goal)
United 3-2 Man City
07/08/2011

3. Ashley Young (first goal)
United 8-2 Arsenal
28/08/2011

14/05/2012 21:42, Report by James Tuck

Antonio nets goal award

Antonio Valencia’s late piledriver in the 2-0 win at Blackburn in April has been voted Goal of the Season by United fans around the world.

The winger broke the deadlock at Ewood Park with a powerful drive from a tight angle that flew across goal and past Rovers keeper Paul Robinson.

In a poll that was closer than it has been for the last couple of years, Valencia’s effort took 23% of the votes to beat Nani’s first goal in the Community Shield win over Man City (16%) into second place.

And it ended Wayne Rooney’s recent dominance of the award – the striker had scooped the accolade for the previous two seasons for goals against City and Arsenal.

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