Everton have continued their formidable start to life under Rafa Benitez following a stunning victory over Burnley with Andros Townsend catching headlines.
The former Spurs and Crystal Palace winger, who joined from the latter on a free transfer over the summer, got off the mark for the Toffees with a stunning strike from outside the box.
Having gone a goal down at the hands of Ben Mee, Townsend played a crucial role in Everton’s equaliser when he worked a superbly whipped cross to Michael Keane who rose unmarked to score against his former club.
As shared on Twitter by the club’s official account, however, it was his second advantage-yielding goal that would prove to be the far more memorable moment for the winger.
A deeper-lying pass from Abdoulaye Doucoure found its way to Townsend, who shimmied and slalomed through a number of claret and blue shirts before curling a looping shot into the far left corner beyond the reach of England international Nick Pope.
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The goal understandably sent Goodison Park int raptures following the stunning solo strike that would go on to provide the platform for victory.
Fellow summer signing Demarai Gray, who joined from Bayer Leverkusen for a nominal fee, completed a convincing comeback with a third goal following a shrewd through-ball from Doucoure who added his second assist of the game.
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‘Wow’ would be an understatement in the wake of such a masterful strike.
The goal will live long in the memories of the fans and highlights reels of the club alike, and marks a stunning feat any player will hold fondly for the rest of their life.
Townsend continues to look to be a shrewd free acquisition following his productivity in front of goal, and there could scarcely be a better way for him to open his account in the Premier League for the Blues.