On This Day: Aaron Cresswell thunderbolt stuns Schmeichel


Aaron Cresswell scored one of the finest goals of his career on this day in 2016.

The left-back let fly with an unstoppable thunderbolt that flew into the top corner of Kasper Schmeichel's net, putting West Ham United 2-1 up at Premier League champions-elect Leicester City.

The Hammers had fallen behind to Jamie Vardy's 18th-minute opener before the England striker was sent-off for two bookable offences.

Andy Carroll then equalised from the penalty spot after Wes Morgan had fouled Winston Reid with six minutes remaining, before Cresswell scored his beauty, smashing a left-foot shot across Schmeichel and high into the Leicester net.

Unfortunately for Slaven Bilic's side, Carroll was penalised by referee Jonathan Moss in added time and Leonardo Ulloa snatched a point for the Foxes from the penalty spot, but Cresswell's goal will still live long in the memory of every West Ham fan who witnessed it.

Claudio Ranieri's Leicester went on to win the title, while West Ham ended a strong season in seventh place.


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