AFC Bournemouth midfielder Dan Gosling is in contention for the Premier League’s April Goal of the month award.
As reported on the club’s official website, Gosling’s strike in the 3-3 draw with Southampton is the one to have been recognised by competition sponsors Carling.
The goal pulled the Cherries level after Shane Long had opened the scoring for the Saints, in what turned out to be an eventful fixture at St Mary’s Stadium.
The midfielder rounded off a fantastic team move that saw Eddie Howe’s men travel the length of the pitch with the ball on the counter-attack.
The strike is one of the 29-year-old’s two Premier League goals this season, having made 25 appearances and also providing an assist.
The ex-Newcastle United man faces stiff competition for the prize with seven other players being named on the shortlist, and the winner is set to be announced next Tuesday, May 7th.
The seven other goals that have been nominated
Will Hughes v Fulham
Hughes struck the ball on the volley from the edge of the penalty area, finding the roof of the net
Eden Hazard v West Ham
Hazard produced a mazy run before finishing past Hammers ‘keeper Lukasz Fabianski
Mohamed Salah v Chelsea
Salah cut in from the right before firing the ball sumptuously into the top left corner.
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing v Brighton
Mendez-Laing curled past the helpless Ma Ryan from all of 20 yards
Gonzalo Higuain v Burnley
Higuain produced a lovely turn to lose his defender before firing into the roof of the net from a tight angle
Christian Erisken v Brighton
Eriksen scored a late winner to the bottom right corner from range against the Seagulls
Ryan Babel v Cardiff
Babel found a rasping shot which rifled across the bows of Neil Etheridge before hitting the top left corner
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