Watch our exclusive new angle of Pogba's winner
Paul Pogba scored a sensational winning goal on Wednesday night as Manchester United beat Fulham 2-1 in the Premier League - and we could watch it over and over again!
The Reds fell behind to Ademola Lookman’s early strike at Craven Cottage but equalised through the predatory instincts of Edinson Cavani. With the game in the balance, our French midfielder Pogba unleashed a ferocious left-footed shot that soared into the far corner of Alphonse Areola’s net.
Highlights of the goal are still trending on social media and Paul has even admitted it was his best effort of the season, having already netted stunners against West Ham and Burnley.
Thanks to the efforts of our experienced club cameraman Keith Rheade, who was among the lucky few at Craven Cottage on Wednesday evening, we have a new and exclusive angle of the strike.
Our man in the stand was capturing the action on his phone and, as you can see in our footage below, the rain is sweeping down beside the Thames as United chased a decisive goal in the capital.
As luck would have it, Keith was directly behind the ball as Pogba pulled back his left foot to unleash a world-class finish into the net from range – ultimately winning the game and putting United back on top of the Premier League.
Check out the exclusive footage below…
“I hit it well. I didn’t expect my left foot to be like this. You know, if you don’t try, you don’t know what’s going to happen. I’m really glad the ball went in. It was a beautiful goal and a beautiful victory. That’s the most important.”
“Paul doesn’t have a weak foot. You can see Paul, over the last month or so, he’s starting to get his fitness back and credit to Paul, coming back into the team and doing what he’s doing at the moment is great for us. He’s a big part of the dressing room, he’s a big player for us. We know he can produce moments of brilliance. For sure, I hope he carries on and I’m sure he will.”
“He’s really come on. He’s fit, he can play in midfield, he can play wide – that’s the key with Paul, getting him match-fit and really running fit, and he is at the moment. An early yellow [card] and he still defended really well; he still stood his ground and there was one tackle in the second half I was worried about, [he] could have got the lad. But he played very well.”
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BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Still a long way to go! Let’s keep it up boys!! 💪🏾 pic.twitter.com/jnAMOJwwpj— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) January 21, 2021
Paul Pogba has scored 3 Premier League goals this season, all of which have changed game state.— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) January 20, 2021
• equaliser vs. West Ham
• go-ahead goal vs. Burnley
• go-ahead goal vs. Fulham
Big goals only. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/nFlGtUl7tT
2015 - Paul Pogba has scored a league goal from outside the penalty area with his left foot for the first time since January 2015 for Juventus vs Chievo in Serie A. Corker. pic.twitter.com/n3oakH2j0Q— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 20, 2021
Paul Pogba now has an identical league record for Juventus and Manchester United ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/Yym4pN2Fcs— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) January 21, 2021
Paul Pogba’s game by numbers vs. Fulham:— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) January 20, 2021
85% pass accuracy
21 final third passes
9 ball recoveries
5 tackles attempted
4 tackles won
3 switches of play
2 take-ons attempted
2 take-ons completed
Outstanding. 🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/adrFHMChYE