Salomon Rondon and Newcastle.
Not exactly a romanticist’s wet dream.
The Venezuelan finished one of the moves of the season to give the Geordies a crucial 1-0 win at Huddersfield on Saturday.
And it’s really no exaggeration to say that if Man City had scored it, we’d be talking about it for months.
Let’s break down the move.
Firstly how does goalkeeper Martin Dubravka sit down with balls that big?
With three Huddersfield players pressing high up the field, Dubravka plays a highly risky pass right into the feet of captain Jamal Lascelles.
Lascelles pings a first time ball out to centre-back partner Fabian Schar, who in turn bypasses the Terriers’ press with an accurate chip forward to Ayoze Perez.
Perez then has the presence in mind to play a reverse pass for the on-running full back Javi Manquillo.
Manquillo is suddenly in and keeps his composure to find Rondon for a simple finish.
Watch the goal from 1.58 below:
The move took remarkable composure from all six players involved, with none of them taking more than two touches.
From one end to another in a flash, but in some style.
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