Welcome to Football Mathematics Class 101.
Today we’ll be talking through the TonyYeboahagorus equation for the perfect volleyed goal.
To start with you’ll need to take one part Paul Scholes v Aston Villa.
Ensure the ball is dropping out of the sky at a height of more than ten metres, or else the equation will be flawed from the beginning.
Next you need an equal measure of Benjamin Pavard v Argentina.
Don’t forget the spin and swerve, otherwise again the equation will fall apart.
What do you get when you add the two together? You get the 2018/19 Championship Goal of the Season, as scored by John McGinn.
The Scottish midfielder closed the competition after just nine games of the season with a volley of the highest order.
Get yourself a cup of tea, make sure you’re sitting comfortably and have a look at this. Warning, it’s very NSFW.
It gets better every time you look at it. Each angle gives you a different perspective on a perfect goal.
Let’s deconstruct it.
A terrible ball into the Sheffield Wednesday box sparks a classic bit of headed ping pong.
One Sheffield Wednesday defenders heads it into his own six-yard box, where it’s met by team-mate Daniel Pudil.
Little did he know that he’d just inadvertently registered the best assist of his career.
McGinn is a new arrival at Villa, having joined from Hibernian in August.
He may as well take it easy because, eight games into his Villa career, there’s no chance it’s getting better than that.
So go on then. Was it better than Scholesy’s?
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