Obiang collects Goal of the Season prize for Wembley scorcher

Pedro Obiang

Pedro Obiang’s outstanding strike at Tottenham Hotspur has won the Club’s 2017/18 Goal of the Season award, sponsored by Mulalley & Co.

The Spaniard’s scorcher at Wembley Stadium was the winner of the fan vote, polling 59 percent, ahead of Chicharito’s individual strike at Brighton & Hove Albion in second. Marko Arnautovic’s volley in the home 3-0 victory over Southampton was in third place.

Obiang’s goal was one that will live long in the memory of Hammers fans, as he picked up possession midway inside the Spurs half with seemingly little on.

He looked for a pass, but instead spied an opportunity to shoot from 30 yards, taking the chance with real aplomb as his right-footed rocket flew past Hugo Lloris and rifled into the top left-hand corner.

“For me it was something different because every day in training I try to shoot differently towards the far post, but this time I went for the near post and it went in!” he smiled. “It was really nice and a really emotional goal, especially because it was at Wembley too!”